Spring Bling: Jewelry Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads and Grads

Local jewelers offer shimmering gift ideas for moms, dads and grads.
A sample of treats from Sherburne Jewelers.

Spring is upon us and with it come occasions that call for gifting. We turned to White Bear Jewelers and Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers for sparkling and shimmering suggestions to wow every mom, dad and grad. After all, it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that bling.

The Nikki Lissoni jewelry line offers flexibility, with its interchangeable coins, chains, pendants and bracelets. For a little bit of arm candy for that special mom or grad, browse the white, yellow and rose bangle bracelet options, and the plethora of stunning coins. $29 per coin; $150 for complete set. White Bear Jewelers

Diamond Stud Earrings
Diamond studs are a classic piece sure to please any mom, and a staple that can be worn time and time again. $250 and up. Sherburne Jewelers

Shimmering Diamond Necklace
The Shimmering Diamonds line by Ostbye showcases diamonds in a new light: They literally shimmer with every breath or heartbeat. Choose from a wide variety of pendant shapes. $400–$1000. White Bear Jewelers

Customized Ring
From locks of hair to fingerprints, nearly anything can be turned to stone. Create a one-of-a-kind ring Mom will always cherish, featuring a treasured object or birthstone. $200–$2,000. Sherburne Jewelers

Cross Necklace

Ostbye’s cross necklaces are delicate with lovely diamond accents, and a great accessory for Mom. $60. White Bear Jewelers

Tie Bar
The popularity of the AMC’s Mad Men revived 1960s fashion. Dad will exude Don Draper-like cool by accessorizing his tie with a custom-made tie bar. $35 and up. Sherburne Jewelers

Money Clip
Dad not a wallet guy? A money clip holds bills and cards in place, without the bulk of a wallet. $30. White Bear Jewelers

Right-Hand Ring
Rings aren’t solely for the left hand, so why not buy your dad a right-hand ring? Yellow gold varieties are popular, and you can add a personal touch with a monogram. $3,000. The sterling silver versions are also a customer favorite. $150. Sherburne Jewelers

Business Card Holder
As your college graduate enters the working world, arm them with a practical gift. Their business cards will be at the ready and sure to impress with this stainless steel holder. $30. White Bear Jewelers

Customized Ring
Birthstone or customized rings are a thoughtful gift for any graduate. $200–$2,000. Sherburne Jewelers

Speidel Watch
Ensure your recent graduate gets to class or work on time with a Speidel watch. Whether for a young man or young woman, there’s a watch to fit every style and personality. $50–$150. White Bear Jewelers

Pearl Stud Earrings
Pearls are a classic choice that can either be dressed up or dressed down, and the perfect accessory for women entering the working world. $65 and up. Sherburne Jewelers


A Talented Duo

White Bear Jewelers
From Ronald Jewelers to Anderson Watch and Clock to White Bear Jewelers, husband-and-wife team Ken and Kathy Anderson have been on the White Bear Lake jewelry scene for nearly 30 years; they have been in their present location off Lake Avenue since 1997. Although they offer a top-notch retail shop, Kathy says their repair, refurbishing and restyling services are just as noteworthy. Ken has been repairing watches since he started in the jewelry business. Pocket watches are his favorite item to fix.
Kathy most appreciates White Bear Lake’s dedication to local businesses and says her regular customers are her favorite part of the job. “I love knowing my customers,” she says. White Bear Jewelers, 4421 Lake Ave. S., White Bear Lake; 651.429.6822.

Customization King
Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers
Joel Sherburne’s interest in the jewelry business began when he apprenticed with a goldsmith in the early 1970s. After earning his degree as a graduate gemologist, he opened Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers at its current spot in White Bear Lake in 1994.

Sherburne and his team pride themselves on their customization skills, and are willing to tackle any challenge and embrace customer originality. In fact, it’s the creative side of his job that Sherburne finds the most intriguing. “It’s fun seeing a drawing turn into a real piece,” he says. Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers, 2200 Fourth St., White Bear Lake; 651.653.5024.