By Åse Anderson
Fashions may come and go, but you can always count on the big jewellery houses to deliver classic designs that are destined to become future heirlooms. So, if you want to spoil your mum with a gift of luxury jewellery, look no further than our selection of timeless Mother's Day ideas, which will be worn and cherished for many years to come.
A charm bracelet is a great gift that will also solve many of your future gift-buying dilemmas, as you can simply add another charm to it every time her birthday or Christmas rolls around.
Inspired by the magic of the British countryside, this mushroom charm from Asprey's Woodland Collection is sprinkled with pavé diamonds and can be attached to the Asprey charm bracelet. Or why not conjure up memories of exotic holidays with the Pomellato Sabbia bracelet, which boasts disc-shaped diamond charms with a pebbly texture, reminiscent of sandy beaches.
Renowned for its colourful, imaginative designs, de Grisogono jewellery will always get you noticed. Liberally dripping in amethysts and rubies, these vibrant statement de Grisogono earrings are in a class by themselves.
For a more understated option, you can't go wrong with pearl jewellery. Boodles' diamond and pearl ring features a beautiful grey Tahitian pearl in a setting inspired by the 18th century Rococo period.
An iconic piece of jewellery sure to delight any mum is an elegant Chanel ring from the Camélia Galbé collection. Featuring Gabrielle Chanel's signature flower, the camellia, crafted from gleaming white ceramic, diamonds and white gold, it can also be stacked with other rings in the same collection.
Another maison that keeps on reinventing its favourite motifs is Chaumet, which has incorporated the intertwined X symbol in its collection for more than a century. Strikingly modern, the diamond-encrusted Chaumet Liens cuff is a versatile and very wearable jewel.
Or put a smile on her face with a Chopard necklace from the Happy Diamond collection. Rose gold is flattering against all skin tones and this modern classic features three floating diamonds that dance freely within the circular pendant. Also in rose gold, the Piaget Rose necklace with six delicately outlined diamond-studded roses pays homage to the flower that sits at the heart of the Swiss jewellery house.
Another delicate yet infinitely wearable piece is the Cartier Trinity necklace, which features three hearts in rose, yellow and white gold, in an updated version of the high jewellery brand's classic intertwined design.