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Mother's Day Gifts: Baubles and bangles

May 6, 2011 |  6:03 am

Mother's Day is Sunday and we're sharing some ideas to give you gift-giving inspiration.

Drop one of these in Mom’s jewelry box, and trust us, you’ll be the favorite child forever. Gold, platinum and diamond baubles from the quietly luxe Santa Monica jewelry line Hoorsenbuhs are a splurge that any fashion-forward woman in your life is sure to treasure.

The label’s signature is its tri-link Phantom styles that hit just the right edgy-elegant balance. No surprise that they have a cult following —worn in multiples by the line’s many celebrity devotees. The efforts of designer Robert Keith and brand liaison Kether Parker to support ethical diamond-mining practices may make the pieces even more precious.

Hoorsenbuhs2 The company recently opened its first proper shop on Main Street in Santa Monica. Until now, the atelier and studio had been based out of a 1940s Quonset hut. Yes, pretty much everything about Hoorsenbuhs is cool … even the company’s name, taken from a ship owned by Keith’s Dutch ancestors, who transported metals and gems around the globe. Keith has done a fine job of carrying on his family tradition of delivering cherished goods.

Top, Strap Cuff, $4,250; Dame Phantom II ring, $5,500; Mini Hoop earrings, $2,500. All 18k gold with white diamonds.

Bottom, assorted Phantom Rings, from $5,500 for 18k rose gold Dame Phantom ring with cognac diamonds to $10,500 for 18k yellow gold Dame Phantom Clique ring with full pave white diamonds.

 At Barneys New York in Beverly Hills and Hoorsenbuhs Atelier, 2222 Main St., Santa Monica. Call (888) 692-2997 for an appointment.

-- Ingrid Schmidt

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Photos: Hoorsenbuhs