Many parents decide that they would like to buy some form of jewellery for their children, based mainly on the child’s interests or as a way to remember something. Jewellery is a fantastic way to express interests, feelings, emotions and memories, and even children are aware of this, influencing them to want their own jewellery, especially if they see mum or dad wearing jewellery. However, as a parent you may be worried about choosing the right jewellery for your child and you may not know where to start. With this in mind, we have created a guide to help you to make the best choices during your decision making.
What to do when Buying Jewellery for Children
Where children are concerned, things come in waves and everything can change in a moment’s notice, meaning your child may have interests and hobbies that are completely different from one day to the next. Therefore, when buying jewellery for your child, there are a number of things that you must do:
Make sure the Jewellery is safe and Practical – The safety of your children is of paramount importance to you as a parent, and this should also be a consideration when buying jewellery for them. You should be sure that the jewellery that you buy cannot harm them in any way, and for younger children you should be sure that the jewellery cannot come loose and be swallowed by them. As well as this, children are constantly playing and running around, so any jewellery that isn’t practical for them may be more of an annoyance and they may end up disliking it to the point where they will no longer wear it, making it a complete waste of money.
Buy Jewellery that has a Deeper Meaning – One of the biggest reasons to buy jewellery is to represent a memory or a different kind of deeper meaning, and this should be considered in your search too. If you or your child wants them to have a piece of jewellery, then the best thing to do is to buy something that can mean a lot to them, with the idea being that they will treasure it for years to come.
Types of Jewellery for Children
Something that parents often struggle with during their search for jewellery for their children is deciding on the type of jewellery that they should buy for them. With so much changing in the early stages of your child’s life, such as their body, their interests and their hobbies, it is no surprise that parents find this part of the process rather difficult. Below are some of the most common types of jewellery bought for children:
Bracelets – Before purchasing a bracelet for your child, you should always measure their wrist first, whilst also adding an additional 1cm to ensure that the bracelet is big enough. Many children’s bracelets are adjustable in size, but it is always best to be sure of what size you are looking for, so that you can be certain of what you want to buy.
Rings – This type of jewellery is extremely popular amongst children, especially as it is something that they can easy put on and take off, whilst also being something glamorous for them to show off. The sizing of rings for young children can sometimes be difficult to get right, especially as they are constantly growing, but nevertheless a ring is sure to impress your child and make them feel all grown up.
Lockets – A locket can be a stunning piece of jewellery, and they are almost certainly the best type of jewellery for holding a memory or a picture of somebody close to you. Children will often want to hold a picture of a loved one or a family member that passed away close to them at all times, and a locket is the perfect way to do this, whilst also being a beautiful piece of jewellery for your child to wear.
Jollys Jewellers are a family run jewellery business specialising in vintage and antique jewellery, established since the 1830’s, with a number of branches throughout the UK and an online store where you can buy jewelry online.