Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Top 5 Heritage Jewels to Give
At Yafa Signed Jewels, we appreciate the importance of Mothers; as our company is named after the matriarch of the business, Ms. Yafa Moradof, who has been a special force and graceful presence through the 35+ years since our founding.
That said, we have compiled a list of our favorite Heritage Jewels for the special Mothers in your life, to give as a token of their legacy:
A classic staple for the discerning Mother who shines bright, this magnificent pair of Harry Winston diamond pendant on-the-ear clips were designed as a spray of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds that glimmer with movement as they suspend from graduated pear-shaped diamonds, around a brilliant-cut diamond center. Signed “Harry Winston”; circa 1960’s. $1,500,000.
The sensual elegance of the iconic Serpenti series by Bulgari is said to represent wisdom and the circle of life. This necklace is a pillar to the Bulgari collections – fashioned in 18k Gold, White Diamonds and the magical Ruby gemstone – which traditionally symbolizes love, energy, passion, power, and Life. Includes original box and papers. Signed “Bulgari”; Contemporary. USD $300,000.
For the mother who appreciates a retro look as well as an iconic vintage cocktail ring, this museum-quality showstopper is made by Cartier and is of exceptional rarity. The hand-carved coral twists perched between circular white diamonds is impeccable; mounted in Platinum and 18k White Gold. Current Size 5.25 and can be resized smaller with an insert only. Signed “Cartier”; circa 1950’s. USD $125,000.
The emblematic Alhambra Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels remains a classic, highlighting the four-leaf clover symbolizing luck and love. The celestial blue of lapis lazuli has been sought after since the 6th Century BC and has, through the years, been more coveted than gold. Lapis remains the symbol of royalty, honor, and wisdom. The gemstone has been used to adorn various Queens throughout history; including Cleopatra who supposedly wore pulverized lapis lazuli as eyeshadow. In addition, the stone was used as pigments in classic art that depicted queens, female royalty, and celebrated religious icons. Signed “Van Cleef & Arpels”; circa 1980’s. USD $48,000.
Time magazine refers to the Hermes Birkin Bag as “a better investment than gold”. In addition, the annual return on a Birkin is said to be more than the S&P average – therefore making the handbag an enexpected competitor to stocks. The primary market, however, consists of a long waitlist with a limit on quantity, color, and material. At Yafa Signed Jewels, we offer choice in selecting an array of Birkins, including this particular Crocodile style. Porosos Crocodile is the most coveted of exotic skins in the apex of predators within the Hermes repertoire. We chose to highlight the classic “Noir” since every Mom needs a classic black Birkin that can dress up any outfit in an instant. This bag is a true staple in the closet of the modern woman. Stamped “Hermes”; Contemporary. USD $65,000.