Mothers Rings Buyer's Guide
Stackable or Traditional?
The mother's rings market falls into two distinct categories: stackable rings or traditional rings. Stackable mother's rings are thinner bands and meant to be worn in multiples on the same finger. Traditional mother's rings should be worn alone on a single finger.
Stackable mother's rings are excellent for growing families. If you're not sure how many children Mom plans to have, don't worry. We can add stones to any existing mom's ring for a nominal service charge plus the market cost of the stone you wish to add. Traditional mother's rings are wonderful for everyone, but especially for grandmothers and those with finger sizes above 8.
Personalized Mother's Rings with Engravings
This may sound silly, but carefully record the spelling of each family member's name, and double-check the birth month and corresponding birthstone. Our mother's rings with names and mother's birthstone pendants are case-sensitive. Please distinguish between lower case from upper case. For example, "abc" is considered different than "ABC" on a ring. If you capitalize every letter in an engraving, all letters will be block letters.
Choosing Gold Color and Karat
We sell gold mother's rings in 10kt, 14kt and 18kt.
- 10kt Gold is 10 out of 24 parts pure gold mixed with 14 parts of an alloy [41.66% gold].
- 10kt Gold is 14 out of 24 parts pure gold mixed with 10 parts of an alloy [58.33% gold].
- 18kt Gold is 18 out of 24 parts pure gold mixed with 10 parts of an alloy [75% gold].
The same karat weight system is used for both white and yellow gold. Pure gold is 24 kt and is very soft. Gold is the most common metal used in jewelry in the United States.
For people with sensitive skin or metal allergies, the 10kt gold may be unsuitable. We recommend 14kt or 18kt gold mother's rings.
Choosing Simulated or Genuine Birthstones
We strongly recommend GENUINE birthstones for each mother's ring we sell. Genuine birthstones have superior qualities, including clarity, color, and brilliance. Genuine birthstones are naturally occuring minerals that come from the ground. Genuine birthstones have been treasured and sought-after for centuries.
The simulated birthstones we offer are laboratory-grown gemstones (either corundum or spinel), enhanced with trace metallic elements to take on the appearance of more expensive gemstones. Cubic zirconium, lab grown corundum, lab grown spinel and glass are common materials used to simulate gemstones. There is a NOTICEABLE difference between simulated and genuine stones.
Mother's Ring Birthstone Options
Here is a simulated birthstone chart:
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