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Mother’s Day Jewelry: Ten Elegant Pieces Worthy of Mom’s Affection

No hearts, hugs, or other jewelry-store cliches here

Bless moms. Those special human beings not only birthed us and kept us alive for eighteen-ish years, but they also had to appear newly thrilled every time we tried to thank them on Mother's Day with a folded piece of Crayola-abused construction paper and a carnation. Or, if she was really lucky, a macaroni necklace and Eggo waffles in bed. 

So, you children who are now adults: You owe mom a proper thanks this year. (Read: Up the budget from the "dried Bertolli" level.) It's not just for all that unconditional love and stuff, but for her kind appreciation of your childhood DIY art efforts.

I suggest one of the 10 luxurious—and noodle-free—baubles below that sparkle as much as she does. From a diamond pendant necklace to a emerald tennis bracelet and a modern silver cuff, there is definitely something for every type of matriarch. Just don't forget the card. (For some reason, they really like those cards.)

The Updated Diamond Stud Earrings

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David Yurman Venetian Quatrefoil 18-karat gold-and-diamonds stud earrings, $1,850. (David Yurman)


The Colorful Gem Solitaire Ring

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Pomellato Nudo ring in 18-karat rose gold with 18-karat white gold setting and faceted blue topez, $3,200. (Pomellato)


The Oversized Link Bracelet

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Ashley Pittman Ndovu light horn-and-bronze link bracelet, $395. (Bergdorf Goodman)


The Drop Pendant Necklace

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Tiffany & Co. graduated drop pendant necklace with diamonds in platinum gold, $3,600. (Tiffany & Co.)


The Intertwined Band

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Cartier Trinity de Cartier 18-karat pink gold ring with pink sapphires, $5,400. (Cartier)


The Emerald Tennis Bracelet

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Jennifer Meyer 18-karat gold emerald tennis bracelet, $12,500. (Barneys


The Vintage Pearl-Drop Earrings

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Mikimoto Petit Soleil Akoya cultured pearl drop earrings in 18-karat white gold, $3,500. (Mikimoto)


The Long, Atypical-Stone Necklace

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Roberto Coin 18-karat rose gold necklace with African jade, green agate, and diamonds, $12,000. (Neiman Marcus)


The Modern Cuff

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Hermes Arcane silver cuff, $1,975. (Hermes)


The Rose Gold Locket

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Astley Clarke 14-karat rose gold locket, $4,250. (Astley Clarke)

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