Disclosure: I was provided an opal necklace from Stone Cooper to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own. Some people may think that jewelry is a cliché Mother’s Day gift, but I disagree. Whether it’s a simple, elegant every day piece or some serious bling, jewelry is a wonderful display of appreciation that can actually…well, be displayed. I recently discovered Stone Cooper, a gorgeous collection of jewelry handmade by Kat Sliclen. Though Stone Cooper is based in New York, you can find Kat’s beautiful designs in Serendipity stores in Chestnut Hill, Doylestown and Avalon, NJ. Inspired by history and nature, Kat uses everything from found objects and vintage pieces to semi-precious stones and natural materials to create her incredibly unique designs. Each piece is beautiful and meaningful. Kat sent me a stunning opal necklace for this review, and as soon as I opened the tiny box, I fell instantly in love with it. In fact, I haven’t taken it off since! A row of seven exquisitely colorful opal beads with geometric brass beads on either side adorn a delicate silver chain. The perfect length for layering or wearing solo, this gorgeous piece is perfect for both every day wear or for more elegant occasions. I love the necklace’s chic simplicity, and how the opals catch the light to reflect a phenomenal rainbow of fiery color. It’s a different necklace every time I look at it! Kat also informed me that opals have been used throughout history to enhance prosperity, intuition and luck – things I’m sure all Moms could benefit from! Opals are also traditionally meant to be given as gifts, so it’s appropriate that I’m including this gorgeous necklace in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide! (PS – Thank you so much for this wonderful gift, Kat!) I’m not the only one who things Stone Cooper’s designs are exquisite. I constantly get compliments on this necklace, from friends and strangers alike. I’m so happy to be able to share this amazingly talented designer and her beautiful, unique jewelry with everyone! If you or another special woman in your life love unique, inspired (and inspiring) jewelry, look no further than Stone Cooper. With so many incredibly stunning pieces, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Visit Stone Cooper online, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Emily’s Tip: Visit Kat at the Philly Mart on June 13 and again at the Manayunk Arts Fest on June 20 & 21! Enter our giveaway for your chance to win a stunning Custom Hand-Stamped Brass Bracelet!