No matter how you get there, “mama” is a well-earned title to be proud of. And while it’s pretty much certain they’ll call you “mom” (or, more realistically “mooooooooooooooooooom!”) eventually, there’s just something so sweet about “mama.” That’s why one of our favorite gifts for new moms is a delicate mama necklace. Think of it as the jewelry equivalent of the perfect leggings. It goes with everything and is completely wearable whether you’ve got pureed sweet potatoes in your hair or dressed to the nines for date night. (Hopefully not both—but anything is possible.)

There’s a seemingly endless supply of go-with-anything mama necklace styles available these days. From super-affordable to considered investments, there’s a wide variety of price points as well.

We’ve rounded up some of the mama necklaces from a variety of brands we love, from the dainty to the diamond-encrusted so you can wear your favorite title 24/7. 

Best Mama Necklaces

Tiny Tags Mama necklace

Tiny Tags

Gold Script Mama Nameplate Necklace


We love this dainty nameplate from Tiny Tags for its simplicity. This piece can be layered or worn alone, making it the perfect everyday accessory for mamas of all styles.


TIny Tags Mini Dog Tag Necklace

Tiny Tags

Mini Dog Tag Mama Necklace


A perfect piece to layer or wear alone, the Tiny Tags Mini Dog Tag Mama Necklace is sweet and subtle.


Kinn Dear Kaia Initial Necklace


Dear Kaia Initial Necklace


Kinn’s heirloom pieces are obsession-worthy splurges—and this is one of our favorites. (It’s a toss-up between this and the gorgeous “I am my own North Star” necklace , TBH.) It’s made from solid gold, which means you could be handing it down to your own daughter (or daughter-in-law!) one day. (How crazy does that sound??)

Merci Maman Personalized Locket Necklace

Merci Maman

Personalized Locket Necklace


Merci Maman totally crushes it when it comes to gorgeous personalized jewelry. Their impressive catalog or affordable styles features everything from simple signet rings to a Duchess-worthy charm necklace —all of which can be engraved with any title or phrase you’d like. We love this sweet locket which can be engraved inside as well.

mejuri gold bar necklace


Horizontal Engravable Bar Necklace


Are you mama? Mom? THE BOSS? Whatever title you prefer, you can engrave it on this beauty. (Well, so long as it’s under ten characters, anyway.) Mejuri’s direct-to-consumer approach means this solid gold baby comes at a lower price point than you’d find it elsewhere. (It also means it’s going to stand the test of time.)

Maya Brenner Mama Necklace

Maya Brenner

Mama Necklace


From the makers of our favorite asymmetrical initial necklaces, this crisp 14k gold piece easily plays well with others. “Mama” not your preferred title? No problem. It comes in Mom, Mum and Maman options as well.

Benevolence LA Mama Necklace

Benevolence LA

Mama Necklace


This budget-friendly piece has over 4K 5-star ratings and is Amazon’s top pick for “mama necklace”–a perfect way to get the look without breaking the bank!

Hello Adorn Mama Necklace

Hello Adorn

Mama Necklace


From the makers of our favorite never-take-them-off tiny twist earrings , this vertical bar mama pendant from Hello Adorn is available in sterling silver and 14k gold fill. It’s got a matte finish that goes with everything and handmade to order in their Eau Claire, Wisconsin studio. There’s also the option to add on tiny discs with your babes’ initials making it a sweetly personalized treasure.

Mint & Lili The MAMA letter necklace

Mint & Lily

The MAMA Letter Necklace


An affordable option you never have to take off, the MAMA Letter Necklace from Mint & Lily is made from 18K Gold, Rose Gold and Silver plated finishes over stainless steel. They’re waterproof and tarnish-resistant so wear with abandon!

Jennifer Miller hear necklace

Jennifer Miller

I Love You Mama Heart Necklace


If you’re looking for a true splurge, look no further than the engravable 14k solid gold heart from Jennifer Miller. Made famous by morning news maven Hoda Kotb (one of her “can’t live without” Mother’s Day picks!) it can be personalized with any engraving you’d like, but it’s hard to do better than “I love you mama.”

Audry Rose Mama Necklace

Audry Rose

Mama Necklace


Made from 14k yellow gold, the Audry Rose Mama Necklace is accented with a sweet little heart (or a diamond heart if that’s more your style) and so universal you can wear it non-stop. Not committed to a single length? No problem. The 18 inch chain can be worn at 16 and 17 inches as well.

gldn mama necklace


Mama Necklace


How much do we love tiny things? The dainty mama necklace from GLDN is delightfully dainty and subtle making it a perfect choice for mamas who like to keep things minimal.

the last line diamond mama necklace

The Last Line

Diamond Mama Necklace


If bling is what you’re after, this icy stunner from The Last Line delivers. The luxe LA-based brand never fails to stun with its colorful gem-encrusted designs which are designed to make investment jewelry more fun, less stuffy and fairly priced. With 14k yellow gold block letters lined with pavé white diamonds, this one’s no exception.

maison miru mama charm

Maison Miru

Mama Charm Necklace


We love the charm bracelet feel of this simple pendant from Maison Miru. Available in both silver and gold, it’s the kind of piece that gets compliments every time you wear it (which will no doubt be

brevity mama small pendant necklace


Mama Small Pendant Necklace


Featherlight script and a 16 inch chain makes this an easy jewelry staple.

A version of this story was published April 19, 2021. It has been updated.