Maternal Urges

Yossi Harari Letter Pendant

The best Mother’s Day presents are sentimental without being saccharine—not an easy balance to strike. W’s jewelry and accessories director rounds up ten pieces of personal jewelry that get it just right.


This delicate necklace combines my initials with husband’s and daughter’s to form the perfection equation.

Carrie’s “Equation” necklace, $635,


The birthstones of all of your loved ones mingle together on this pendant.

Andrea Fohrman rose gold, lavender sapphire and specitite garnet rainbow necklace, from $1550 to $1750,


Sydney Evan’s art deco-inspired initial necklace is a way of keeping my daughter close all day.

Sydney Evan pure initial necklaces, from $1,225, at


The bright hue of this pendant makes it a perfect layering piece.

Jemma Wynne 18K covet escapulario necklace with turquoise and white diamonds, $7,560,


This necklace jumbles your family member’s initials into one big happy bunch—just as they should be.

Yossi Harari letter charm pendants on 18k gold chain, $735 for charms and $1,375 for chain, at Bergdorf Goodman.


The mixed fonts of these mini diamond initials make each piece feel special.

Finn initial necklaces, from $2250 to $2775, at


There’s something so delicate about Jennifer Fisher’s gothic letters in miniature version.

Jennifer Fisher 14K mini gothic letter bracelet with pave black diamonds, $850,


This fingernail-sized pendant is sweet on its own or as part of a set.

Alex Woo mini addition letters in 14K yellow gold, $148,


Not only does this bracelet come in every birthstone, but it can also be monogrammed.

Larkspur & Hawk Olivia Button bracelet in fawn with engravable shield charm, $2,250,


Whether worn alone or in a stack, these birthstone bracelets are beautiful.

Ippolita 18K gold mini lollopop bracelet in pink opal, $295,