Diamond Accent Mini Initial Necklace in Sterling Silver
These tiny letters are simply charming. What a fabulously fashionable way to celebrate someone you love - maybe your child or even yourself with our 1/4" mini initial pendant! We love this classic piece, a sparkling diamond-accent, lowercase letter "P"design. Springring clasp, sterling silver necklace. You can select your letter !
It may seem that this is a trend, or a desire to show off social status or in my case simply to have an excuse to buy a gift for the new arrival. However, the gifting of baby jewelry is actually a tradition which dates all the way back to ancient cultures. I didn't care what my reasons were, when my niece had a little girl I got excited and wanted to be the first to start her jewelry collection. I had a number of choices to choose from, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and anklets. I couldn't decide what to buy first. Luckily Sidney Thomas Jewelers had a verity of things for me to consider.
Parker's silver and diamond "p" initial necklace was purchased for her mommy "Angie" to wear first, and then for her when she grows into it. A large selection of little girl necklaces are designed for toddlers, but sizing it shorter is a option. You could also purchase a necklace with a extension chain so there’s less danger of the infant accidentally choking, because of coarse everything's ends up in their mouth...... In any event, infants should never be left alone while wearing a necklace.
Add a pearl necklace is a strand of pearls that you add one pearl at a time, till the strand is the length you desire. You can start with one on a necklace and add as many as you like for each gift giving occasion. You can build the strand as you go along or collect them and string together for that one special occasion when they are all grown up.....like maybe her first holy communion or her wedding day. I would chose to buy a Mikimoto strand so the pearls perfectly matched in size and color, and take it apart , and have it restrung once all the pearls are given . We have a large selection of mikimoto strands to select from Sidney Thomas Jewelers . What a wonderful gift that this special little girl would remember that you created just her......and hopefully pass it on to a future little special girl in the future.
Child's Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet With Diamond Accents. 5.25"
Parker looks so cute in her tiny silver and diamond bangle bracelet when she wears it on her still pudgy liitle wrist! It’s a gift which will quite possibly be passed down through our family for generations, or given a place of honor in her bedroom in a shadow box once the child outgrows it. I could of choosen a bracelet which had one or more small birthstones on it, reflecting the month she was born. I wanted to stick with precious metals for baby jewelry, though, because they will always be least likely to cause skin irritation. Sterling silver and platinum are hypoallergenic and considered the safest materials for baby girl jewelry. You can find a wide selection of these adorable bracelets , consult your Sidney Thomas Sales Consultant for suggestions . Pearls are also considered safe for infants, and there’s a wide assortment of tiny pearl bracelets available. One thing to keep in mind is babies and children should always be supervised when wearing jewelry.
That won’t be a problem .....I thought! Parkers daddy Rick said NO!........not yet.....I have to wait for Parker to get her ears pierced.......when she turns like 30....REALY DADDY!.........Well when the times comes, there are studs earrings in all shapes for me to chose from like hearts, flowers, stars, butterflies, bows and other cute designs, as well as religious symbols. They range from inexpensive, to the alway classic pearls, to precious,semi precious and YES even diamonds. I would choose screwback posts and earrings backs to ensure that the earrings won’t fall out , and be within the reach of a curious baby’s exploring hands.
When a gift of baby jewelry might not be appropriate there are several alternatives which fit the bill. Look at Paker in her baby fashionista baby sneakers with glitzy decorations such as imitation gemstones and that shiny headband....which I love.....can add the same sparkle as a necklace or earrings, or maybe small decal attached to the infant’s dress or tee shirt......where do they find this stuff! There is also jewelry available for just about every culture, the evil eye pin which is traditionally attached to the back of clothing worn in Greece and Turkey. No limit to what you can give, a gift is intended as a thoughtful present for a newborn, no one says it has to be traditional baby jewelry.
The History of Jewelry For Children
Many civilizations celebrated the practice of giving newborns jewelry for decorative purposes and also to protect against evil spirits. This tradition from Africa to Asia, Europe, and in Native American cultures. Infants were gifted with jewelry made from shells and animal hair. Evidence of elaborat crafted baby jewelry made from gold and silver , enamels or precious stones has been found by archaeologists and historians researching Egyptian, Babylonian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. There are also many recorded references to baby and children’s jewelry writings in the Bible.
Parents in Cambodia have placed silver strings with small bells on their ankles, to keep track of the child and to ward off evil. Some African cultures have used decorative jewelry to begin the process of stretching their babies earlobes or lower lips. In the 1300s, Italian parents gave their newborn babies crosses made from coral; to protect the young children from the “evil eye”.
In England during the Victorian period, bracelets with an engraved plates, usually inscribed with the word “baby" became popular , they had lettering made of enamel, which was also used to create flower decorations on bracelets. Wealthy families were fond of presenting newborns with jeweled brooches, also engraved with “baby”. Some of these pieces have survived either as family heirlooms or in museum displays, and the styles have inspired many designs of today.
In the 17th century the making of silver or gold diaper and baby bib clips began, the practice spread to America, although in different forms like tiny gold “baby pins” that replaced small buttons on baby girls’ clothing, and customs related to the Italian coral jewelry mentioned earlier was seen in parts of the United States during the 1800s and 1900s, with small coral-bead necklaces given to infants for protection against evil and disease, as well as for teething.
In many South American, Latin American and South Asian cultures, it is not only acceptable for baby girls to have their ears pierced shortly after birth, it is expected. The tradition originated as a way to differentiate between sexes because infant earrings are not considered baby boy jewelry. One of the great joys for parents, grandparents or godparents in these cultures is to buy an infant her first set of gold earrings; there are even hospitals in some South American nations where an infant girl cannot be discharged until her ears are pierced. Hey Rick ....I love that tradition!
Thank you Rick and Angie for trying to get Parker to sit for photos for me ......after that was a bust.....sharing some of yours own.
All of the history information was found on the web, so I can't REALY say it is all 100 percent accurate...hope you enjoyed. If you have photos to share find me on Instagram @ #realwomenrealjewelry and tag your photos #keepitreal.
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