As we head into Mother’s Day, we thought it would be pertinent to think about where our jewellery collections begin, where they come from and how they grow.

Jewellery is such a personal gift to give and receive. As children, our first fine jewellery pieces are often gifted by our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Perhaps it’s an identity bracelet with your name etched upon it. Or a locket inscribed with your initial. Then romance comes into play, often resulting in engagement and marriage which inspire some of our most important jewellery pieces.

Maturity also means we start to buy for ourselves, maybe the most empowering gift of all! A chic signet ring worn on the pinkie can carry a message that’s meaningful solely to its wearer.

And eventually, we shop for our own children, grandchildren, nieces, daughters-in-law, perhaps passing on our own favourite pieces, whether they are the keepsakes we’ve inherited or jewellery we’ve selected to gift in the hope they’ll become future heirlooms. A modern take on the classic charm bracelet is a favourite choice, opening the opportunity to add to the collection of charms in future years.

This kind of emotional jewellery is usually of premium quality, but cherished as much for its strong sentimental value as its commercial value. Transcending trends, telling stories of families, relationships through time.

This Mother’s Day create your own future heirlooms with our personalisable SIGNA collection, a collection of timeless sterling silver jewellery designs, miniature blank canvases onto which you can inscribe your own stories.