Your Guide to the Perfect Baby Jewellery
Hoskings has a thoughtful range of gorgeous baby jewellery. But if you’re not sure where to start, here’s your guide to baby jewellery. Click here to find the perfect piece for your little one!
How to choose the perfect baby jewellery
Thinking about buying a thoughtful jewellery gift for a new baby, but not sure where to begin? Then you’re in the right place! Hoskings jewellers guide to baby jewellery is the perfect place to start. We’ll discuss the perfect gifts for special occasions in a child’s life such as a Christening or naming ceremony, or a thoughtful first birthday gift. And we’ll suggest special baby jewellery pieces to suit every personality. So, if you’re searching for jewellery for a baby girl or baby boy jewellery, we’ll point you in the right direction!
Traditions of baby jewellery
Baby jewellery is not a new concept. In fact, baby jewellery has been popular for centuries. In ancient times baby jewellery was worn as a talisman to protect them from sickness and bad luck. During the early Middle Ages, baby jewellery was worn as a display of the family’s social status and wealth. In some cultures, jewellery wearing is still just as culturally significant. For example, in some parts of South Asia and Latin America, babies will have their ears pierced in the hospital within hours or days of birth!
Before we share some delightful baby jewellery, we feel it’s only right to start with a few tips for safely wearing baby jewellery:
Supervise your baby when they’re wearing their jewellery.
Don’t allow your baby to put the jewellery in their mouth.
Choose appropriately sized jewellery to avoid it getting tangled.
Remove necklaces and/or bracelets while they’re sleeping and make sure earrings are properly secured.
Check out our blog post about ear piercing for kids.
Choosing the right size baby jewellery
Baby jewellery is usually made specially to fit little people with careful attention given to the correct sizing and safe closing clasps etc. As with all jewellery, it’s best to pop in store to try the jewellery on in person where our customer service team will help to make sure you’ve found the perfect fit.
Baby necklace sizes
As a general rule, baby necklaces should be worn shorter than adults’ necklaces to avoid them getting tangled or ending up in your baby’s mouth! You can check out all of Hoskings baby jewellery necklaces and pendants online. Here’s a guide for baby necklace sizes:
Baby necklace length
4 - 7 years
30 – 35cms
7 - 10 years
35 – 40cms
Baby bracelet sizes
Bracelets should be able to move freely around your baby’s wrist, but not so loose that it will slide easily further up the arm or even over the hand and fall off. If you’re buying a baby jewellery gift, then we suggest you choose a piece that’s adjustable, like this gorgeous expandable baby bangle.
Baby ring sizes
Rings aren’t very popular for babies as they’re potentially a choking hazard but keep in mind rings like the traditional signet ring are perfect when they’re a little older. When they’re big enough to choose a ring our helpful guide to ring sizes is a great place to start.
Jewellery for baby girl
When choosing jewellery for a baby girl it’s a good idea to think about when she’s likely to wear the piece. If you’re looking for pieces to compliment an outfit for a particular event or photo shoot, then consider choosing fun fashionable baby jewellery, such as these silver unicorn stud earrings with matching pendant.
If you’re considering buying jewellery for a baby girl that can be cherished for many years as an heirloom, then this stunning yellow gold expandable bangle or gold baby ID bracelet would be a perfect choice.
Baby boy jewellery
It’s not fair that baby girls have all the fun, so Hoskings also stocks some wonderful pieces of baby boy jewellery such as this gold tone hollow baby bangle or ID bracelet. Or choose something a little different like this sterling silver baby brooch in the shape of a train.
Special occasion baby jewellery
Some occasions deserve to be marked with a special gift of jewellery to wear on the day and treasure forever as a keepsake and reminder of that special day. Check out these suggestions for baby jewellery for special events.
Baby christening jewellery
A baby’s christening and/or baptism is an important rite of passage for many families. Parents celebrate the birth of their baby with an introduction to their religious community and nominate godparents for their child. The baby will often wear a traditional christening gown or special outfit, accessorised with meaningful baby christening jewellery.
Baby christening jewellery can include necklaces, with pendants or crosses as well as bracelets such as this gold ID bracelet that can be engraved with the baby’s name and date of christening. These yellow gold cross stud earrings make a lovely keepsake that can be treasured forever.
Baby jewellery gifts for a naming ceremony
Much like a baby’s christening or baptism, a naming ceremony is a non-religious event held to celebrate the arrival of a new child and ‘officially’ introduce them to family and friends. Generally, gifts would not be religious in nature, so we suggest you choose from our range of baby jewellery or baby gifts from our stunning Willow Tree collection, jewel boxes, money boxes or our very popular carousels.
First birthday baby jewellery
Let’s face it, buying gifts for a one-year-old can be tricky! They’re not old enough to fully understand what all the fuss is about and don’t really ‘need’ much. That why a baby jewellery gift is a great idea. And it’s why we created this guide to baby jewellery, to help you select the perfect piece. They’ll love receiving something they can wear for their birthday photos and enjoy cherishing it as they grow.
First birthday baby jewellery for boys
Bracelets and brooches are a popular option for boys. These personalised disc necklets with initials are a thoughtful gift for baby boys. Or this 9ct gold plain ID bracelet that can be engraved would be a gift to treasure!
First birthday baby jewellery for girls
There are so many gorgeous pieces for a first birthday gift for baby girls. Take these delightful cupcake earrings for example, or this sterling silver “Little Princess” necklet. A locket like this engraved heart shaped locket will be a lovely keepsake or choose a piece of birthstone jewellery they can love forever.
If you can’t decide on which gorgeous piece of baby jewellery you prefer, then why not consider a jewellery box to allow them to store their special baby jewellery in safely for years to come. These ballerina jewellery boxes never fail to bring joy to young and old alike.
Other important occasions
There are so many wonderful occasions to celebrate in your little cherub’s life, like sprouting their first teeth, taking their first steps, saying goodbye to a beloved dummy, or even starting preschool. And it’s with these special events in mind that Hoskings stocks our ‘Bluebird’ jewellery collection. These sentimental pieces are a traditional favourite for many families. With the bluebird symbolising happiness, prosperity, good health, and renewal, it’s really a perfect choice for a lucky baby in your life.
We hope this guide to baby jewellery has helped you find the perfect jewellery for a baby girl or baby boy jewellery. Whether it’s a surprise gift for a first birthday or some special baby christening jewellery, there’s plenty of adorable options for baby jewellery to choose from.
If you have questions about baby jewellery, or would like help placing your order, just pop in store, or call the numbers below to speak to our friendly customer service team:
VIC/ NSW/ QLD & TAS: 1800 819 796
NT/WA or SA: 08) 8981 8895
Written by: Niamh Hislop
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