We’ve all seen so many movies, poems, paintings and more based on maternity. But is there anything that depicts motherhood in its true form? Unfortunately, there isn’t. However, there are some symbols floating around the world that do a pretty swell job in doing so. While Mother Nature is a ubiquitous representation, many cultures and artists have selected some of the most thought-provoking items. designs and more as perfect depictions of mothers! The good news is that we have collected some of our favourites and enlisted them below just for you! And who knows? From these, you might get a great idea for the most amazing Mother’s Day gift EVER! So, here goes:
Is it a surprise that angels are associated with motherhood? Absolutely not! Beautiful, caring, loving and protective; these are just some of the qualities both mothers and mythological angels share. To some angel might even be reminiscent of Mother Mary, the essence of motherhood in Christianity. So, if your mum is a Christian or simply believes in angels, angel-themed trinkets will be the best.
Knots & Infinity
Knots have been symbolic of never-ending love for centuries now. There is just something so iconic and eternal about a beautiful, endless yet delicate looking loop that makes our hearts all warm and mushy. Given how unconditional, dependable and eternal our love for our mothers is; there’s no doubt that knot and infinity designs are beyond ideal for Mother’s Day. Do not forget to keep tissues ready whenever you plan to gift a knot or infinity symbol-inspired bauble to your mom!
Surprised? Well, wait till you read why turtles are associated with motherhood. In several Native American legends and folklore, the turtle represents Mother Earth. Mother Earth, on the other hand, is probably the sole representation of motherhood worshipped all around the world, surpassing all cultures and religions! Another reason is that turtles have thirteen sections in their underbelly and this is believed to represent the thirteen moons. And, moons are associated with motherhood. So, there you go!
Many artistic creations of the ancient Buddhists in India depicted Gautam Buddha’s mother Maya in the form of simple oval or round shapes with a smaller, solid shape in the centre of it representing a womb. While it is certainly a beautiful transition and step-up in life, pregnancy is a very gruelling and life-altering process for most woman. No wonder mothers are considered holy in many cultures. Hence, womb-themed items are perfect Mother’s Day gifts and a great way to thank our mothers for all that they went through, physically and mentally, to bring us into this world!
Hinduism, like most religions, preaches to worship motherhood religiously. Many of its thousands of goddesses are considered the epitome of fertility, protectiveness, generous, love, kindness, righteousness and of course, maternity. Goddess Lakshmi is the frontrunner when it comes to representing motherhood. Protective Goddess Durga and gentle Devi Sri are also associated with motherhood in places like India, Java and Bali.
Now, most of us are lucky enough to get to enjoy our mum’s warm hugs and endless love. But some only know them as old pictures, blurry videos or faint memories. For them, their fathers are both mum and dad. So, what to go for when you’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a single dad or even a dad-couple? We suggest you opt for something with a sea-horse-based design! Sea-horses have a special and unique phenomenon. Amongst them, females do not carry babies; males do! Wouldn’t that represent how single-fathers and dad-couples juggle motherhood and fatherhood perfectly? Our cute Sea Horse Pendant with Chain (as seen in image) will be a fantastic token of gratitude for your super-dad reminding him every day of how strong he’s been for you. *sniff sniff* No, we’re not crying. You are! *sniff sniff*
When one is an adopted child, the gratitude they feel for their parents is even more intense! And guess what, there is something we have that represents the amazing bond between adoptive children and parents! Multi-toned jewellery! The beautiful melange of yellow gold with rose gold, platinum or silver perfectly depicts the differences and similarities the children share with their parents. Just look at our Flower Pendant in Platinum, Gold and Rose Gold Plated Silver and Diamond Heart Pendant in Platinum and Yellow Gold Overlay, for instance. Such jewels easily exhibit the power of love and affection triumphing blood-relations with how gorgeously the distinct metals combine together to create a harmonious and unique design. Be prepared to shed some happy tears when you gift these to your mum!
All so different, yet unified by their association to mothers! These symbols are simply heart-melting. So, did you find a favourite?Or is our list not helpful enough? Worry not! Take a look at our amazing collection of giftable goodies that have been specially curated by expert designers and our amazing presenters especially for Mother’s Day!