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The 6 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $500

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The 6 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $500

Searching for inspired Mother's Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank? Exquisitely crafted jewelry doesn’t have to cost a fortune. John Atencio offers an intriguing selection of Mother's Day gifts for under $500. Let’s dive in and explore some of our favorite pieces for mom. 

Why John Atencio is the Perfect Choice for Mother's Day Gifts

For over forty-seven years, John Atencio has crafted exquisite and captivating jewelry that exudes elegance, charm, and fashion. Fueled by contemporary concepts and lessons from the past, he has honed his skillful artistry, bringing his imaginative creations to life for a global clientele. 

Along with his artistic talent, John constantly cultivates innovative designs while also delivering enduringly popular classic jewelry pieces of exceptional craftsmanship. Whether it's a necklace, pendant, bracelet, or ring, each and every design is meticulously crafted with an unwavering focus on progress, timeless beauty, and responsible production practices.

Best of all, John offers a diverse array of jewelry at every price point, so you can find the perfect piece for mom. Here are some of our top six budget-friendly gift ideas for Mother's Day.

Gift Idea #1 - Classic Stud Earrings

An iconic jewelry staple, stud earrings are a classic and timeless gift that any mother would cherish. John Atencio offers a variety of stud earring designs, including diamond, pearl, and gemstone studs. Whether your mom is dressed up or down, stud earrings are versatile and can add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Consider, for instance, John’s dazzling lab diamond studs.




Explore the incredibly radiant and unique assortment of diamond stud earrings created by John Atencio. From martini to prong to bezel set styles, every pair is meticulously matched for their brilliance and set in 14-karat recycled gold. Whether they are natural or lab-grown, John’s diamonds are responsibly sourced with traceable origins and a striking clarity of SI1. With a color span of G-H and sizes ranging from ¼ carat to 3 carats, you can be certain of the exceptional quality, integrity, and distinctive beauty of John Atencio's diamond stud earrings.

Gift Idea #2 - Pendant Necklaces

Pendant necklaces make stunning and sentimental gifts for your mom. John Atencio offers a variety of pendant necklace designs, including birthstone pendants, diamond pendants, and heart-shaped pendants — each crafted with exceptional quality and attention to detail. These pendant necklaces can also be customized to include unique details or engravings, adding a personal touch that will make this gift even more meaningful for mom. But if you really want to show her how much you care, a heart-shaped pendant is a sure way to hit the right mark.



A heart-shaped pendant necklace holds even more significance, especially when adorned with sparkling diamond gemstones or gold accents. These necklaces have been a symbol of love and affection for decades, and they continue to rise in popularity. John Atencio offers a range of popular designs that make deeply heartfelt gifts. Read more about John’s brilliant selection of heart pendants and discover a dazzling array of sentimental gift ideas for mom.

Gift Idea #3 - Pearl Drop Earrings

If you're looking for an elegant and timeless gift idea for your mom, consider pearl drop earrings. John offers a variety of designs, including diamond-accented, mixed metal, and textured pearl drops. Pearl drop earrings are versatile, making them a perfect accessory for everyday wear or special occasions. One of nature’s miracles, pearls are a classic symbol of elegance and sophistication that add a touch of glamor to any outfit. Take, for instance, John’s Solar Eclipse Chain Dangle Pearl Earrings. 




Solar incorporates distinctive symbols like circles, triangles, and lines into every design, representing the challenges of maintaining a balance between family, relationships, and communication. This collection offers both contemporary and timeless styles, featuring sterling silver and 14k gold, as well as exotic stacking beads and leather. Solar's unique designs are a testament to enduring quality and style that will remain relevant for years to come.

Gift Idea #4 - Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings are a versatile and stylish gift idea for your mom. John Atencio offers a variety of designs, including diamond, textured and two-tone hoops, providing endless options to choose from. Hoop earrings are timeless and can be worn with any outfit, making them a must-have accessory in every woman's collection, whatever her age or individual style. Some of our favorites include John’s Solar Large Hoop Earrings.




Like other pieces in John's Solar line, this gorgeous piece offers a blend of contemporary and timeless styles, featuring classic sterling silver and 14k gold. With Solar's innovative designs, mom can enjoy a lasting and fashionable addition to her jewelry collection.

Gift Idea #5 - Stacked Rings

Stacked rings are a trendy and fashionable gift idea that your mom will love. John Atencio offers a variety of stacking ring options, including gold essence bands in ruby and diamond, as well as birthstone rings in the Antigua collection. Other silver gift designs and anniversary bands are also available for stacking, making it easy to create a personalized and unique look for your mom. 



Stacking gold rings is a timeless and stylish way to add some extra sparkle and glamour to any outfit, and John Atencio's collection of women's designer rings offers a range of options to choose from.

Gift Idea #6 - Bangle Bracelets

Bangle bracelets are a timeless and sophisticated gift for any occasion, especially for your beloved mother. With various designs available from John Atencio, you can choose from diamond-encrusted, textured, or mixed metal bangles to suit her style. These bracelets are versatile and can be worn solo or stacked for a more dramatic effect, making them a must-have accessory for any fashion-forward mom. One of our favorites is John’s beautifully designed  Antigua Birthstone Stacking Bangle Bracelet.




Celebrate mom’s big day with one of John’s Antigua birthstone bangles. These bangles are expertly crafted from sterling silver and feature twelve unique gemstone cabochons, one for each birth month. The design is inspired by the ancient Roman era, giving the bangles a distinct look with an oxidized finish that makes them perfect for stacking and combining. Personalize your bracelet selection with birthstones for different family members and make them truly one-of-a-kind.

Our New Spring Collection + Look Book

The John Atencio Spring 2023 Brochure is live online and in stores. It is a perfect way to experience Spring and What’s New for Mother’s Day 2023 at John Atencio firsthand.

John Atencio is renowned for offering exceptional-quality, customizable jewelry that honors the special relationship between mothers and their children. Our team of expert jewelry consultants is always available to assist you, whether you prefer shopping online or in person at one of our local stores. We take pride in our friendly and knowledgeable staff, who will help you find the perfect gift. We also offer flexible financing options and gift cards that give mom the freedom to select jewelry that compliments her personal style.