Engravable jewelry in pendants, lockets, rings and bracelets are often the perfect gifts for numerous occasions and particularly for Mother's Day. You can find current and antique pieces and have them personalized with initials, significant dates, favorite words and phrases, and modern messages that can range from empowering to sentimental, inspirational to symbolic.

You can select from completely blank slates in signet ring shapes and round lockets or those that are more ornate with designs around the border or diamond and other gemstone surrounds. Whatever you choose—you can honor and celebrate your mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend or any woman who played a special role in your life,  We have compiled a group of pieces that evoke your loved ones sparkling presence and allow them to shine with individual style:

Sofia Kaman’s pendant features a raised clover border (for luck) and is lined with diamonds for a touch of subtle sparkle. Available plain, as shown, or with your choice of a hand-engraved initial. This pendant hangs from an  18” lacy cable chain. It can also be worn with Kaman's engravable shield in a contrasting metal color.

Dru Jewelry’s dog tag style pendant offers a hip modern edge with a touch of bling in 14K gold with black and white diamond accents and your choice of engraving.

Shay Fine Jewelry’s Octagon Y link lariat. A thoroughly contemporary piece in a silhouette with a touch of old world engraving. It is perfect for layering with other pendants or as the go-to piece in a jewelry wardrobe.

A favorite of antique and modern jewelry enthusiasts, Anabel Higgins’ ‘Odd Fellow Engravable Shield pendant is now in its third incarnation. We show the mini version here but it also comes in a larger pendant and both are available with or without border diamonds. This particular one features classically charming engraving. The surround and bale are 18K gold and the center is crafted from fine sterling silver.

As far as engravables, a blank slate is always the best to start with. Such is the case of this round Edwardian locket in a substantial weight with blank front and back. You can engrave the front and back on this one and get truly creative with text on the front and dates and initials on the back or the other way around.

With sides that have engraved stars and tiny diamonds, Pamela Zamore's signet already feels magical. The stars represent boundless possibilities and the oval center of the ring can be engraved with any word or initials you desire. What’s also charming about this ring is that you can customize the stones in the stars to reflect your loved one or their children’s birthstones or their favorite or most meaningful gems. This a perfect streamlined yet exquisitely executed design expressively meant for you to add a large dose of personality.

Rebus Signet Rings has become of the UK’s most reputable creator of finely crafted and personalized signet rings. Combining modern technology with old world craftsmanship, they offer different styles of rings and then create pieces that are based on the client’s desires and dream rings. The company urges you to go into the shop and work with the jewelers and engravers who will be designing your ring. They create everything from awe-inspiring family crests to a range of initials that are sure to please a wide range of clientele.

Samantha Knight draws her inspiration from antique and vintage pieces but instead of just sinking pieces into a mold, she works with a range of time periods and details that go into one piece, rendering it modern and classical at the same time.  Here are two of her rings with her first name initial engraved into one ring and her last name engraved into one of her newer styles.

The east meets west shaped has been trending in the setting of colored gemstones diamonds in baguettes and marquise shapes. Therefore, it’s timely to see east to west signets start to trend like this one from Single Stone.

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