Honoring a new mother with a personal gift after childbirth is an ancient practice handed down since Biblical times. As family and friends mark the excitement of a new life being born with presents for the baby, this gift has personal meaning for her, because whenever she looks at it, she is reminded of her experience, crossing over into motherhood. It’s a beautiful thing.
Gold, the gift of the Magi, is a traditional gift for new mothers in many countries such as Greece and India. Here in the United States, the practice started to catch on in the early 1990’s and is now trending into a trinket, often extravagant jewelry, that a husband gives his wife around the time of birth, sometimes right in the delivery room.
Call it a “push present,” “baby bauble,” “mama gift,” “accouchement award,” “postpartum surprise,” “nativity tchotchke” – one husband goes so far as to call it a “suffer ring” – whether it’s given because the rich and famous do it or because our consumer culture pressures them into it or because husbands are more involved with the prenatal process these days or because he truly means to honor his wife … for the new mom, it remains a symbol of her motherhood, something she can wear every day and be reminded of her children. Still a beautiful thing, despite the unfortunate names.
What makes a great gift for a new mom?
If she would be delighted by jewelry, there’s your answer. Her child’s birthstone in a ring or earrings, diamonds, a charm bracelet that she can add to – from our point of view, our Custom Jewelry Gift Experience might just be perfect. With it, she can help design the jewelry of her dreams! Let’s try not to call it a “push present,” though.
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Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience, and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call (317) 296-6273 for your private appointment or schedule online, indyfacets.com/schedule.