May 8th, 2012
Mother of Pearl
Instead of flowers, surprise Mom with a beautiful piece of local jewellery. (We won’t tell if you shop for yourself too.)
There are thousands of maple trees in Vancouver, and Justine Brooks’ maple seed necklace is a touching metaphore for motherhood. $110 from her Etsy store or Forsya, 2206 Main St., Vancouver.
Red Carpet Ready
Lolo’s Oscar Week Piece was given out at the Oscar's Red Carpet Style Lounge, but the main reason why we like it is because it is light, delicate, and versatile just like mom. $150 from Lolo’s website or available from Wear Else.
What a Gem (Sponsored)
The magical Crystal Haze collection of jewel-coloured rings, earrings, bracelets and cufflinks at PALLADIO is created from some of nature’s most exotic gemstones and metals, Melding modern technique and traditional in craftsmanship, it combines laser-cutting with materials as old as time. By joining facetted crystal over a layer of natural precious stone the colour is illuminated to produce a holographic-like haze of colour. PALLADIO, 855 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, www.palladiocanada.com
Summer is on its way and these Fringe Benefits earrings by Keltie Leanne are made from turquoise and would work beautifully with a bikini and white kaftan for the yummy mummy. $78 online, beach holiday not included.
Diamonds are Forever
These diamond slice stud earrings from Biko are for the woman who likes bold, simple jewelry. Or the one who loves very big diamonds. $59 at Rowan Sky, 334 Cordova St., Vancouver. —Alexandra Suhner Isenberg