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 (and Mother's Day!) 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 that caught our eye, from the dainty to the diamond-encrusted so you can wear your favorite title 24/7.
Perfect for layering, this dainty script style from Tiny Tags comes both sterling silver and gold vermeil. Fun fact: Tiny Tags was born when founder Melissa Clayton was unable to find the perfect 'mommy necklace' to celebrate the birth of her son. Luckily she went on to solve the problem for the rest of us!
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 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.
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.)
This 14k gold-plated pendant measures one inch across, making it perfect on its own but also delicate enough to layer.
From the makers of our favorite never-take-them-off tiny twist earrings, this half-moon 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.
Who doesn't love options? The gorgeous Mama bar necklace from Hello Adorn has the option to add on tiny discs with your babes' initials making it a sweetly personalized treasure.
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."
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.
If bling is what you're after, this icy stunner from This is the Last 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.
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 every.single.day.)
Featherlight script and a 16 inch chain makes this an easy jewelry staple.
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