The celebration of Motherhood dates back to the Ancient Greeks, who held a Spring Festival each year, dedicated to the Mother of Gods, Rhea.
Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, began in the 1600s in England. It wasn't uncommon for children as young as 10 to leave home, so the original tradition was linked to Easter, encouraging those who had moved away from home, to visit their mother's church during Lent. As it is linked to Easter, the date changes in the UK each year.
Mother's Day is celebrated in 46 countries around the world, each have their own traditions and celebrate Mother's Day on different days, typically in March and May.
No matter where it is celebrated, it is intended as a day for honouring mums and maternal figures. Find the perfect jewellery gift for your mum, or why not treat a new mum to let them know what a great job they are doing?
Jewellery is a great Mother's Day gift because it's personal and lasting - something that can be treasured forever. Have fun browsing our Mother's Day edit - you're sure to find something she will love from designers including Ania Haie, Daisy London, Dower and Hall, Mantra Jewellery, Nomination and Thomas Sabo.
Mother’s Day is the biggest flower buying day of the year - why not treat her to flowers that last forever from Daisy London?
Is your Mum your biggest inspiration? Inspire her with a piece of Mantra Jewellery:
Make a truly unique gift with a Nomination charm bracelet and charms personal to you and Mum:
Mum always has time for you, why not treat her to a gorgeous Sara Miller watch: