Baby Jewelry

by Pam Brown

What does one get for the newborn baby that already has everything? Many people have found themselves in this very situation. You want to purchase something that is just a little more special than standard baby gifts, but have no idea where to start your search. The precious newborn already has all the toys and gear he or she will need for the first few months of life. Mom and Dad are well equipped with gift cards and cash for anything else that could possibly be needed. So what does one do?

What does one get for the newborn baby that already has everything? Many people have found themselves in this very situation. You want to purchase something that is just a little more special than standard baby gifts, but have no idea where to start your search. The precious newborn already has all the toys and gear he or she will need for the first few months of life. Mom and Dad are well equipped with gift cards and cash for anything else that could possibly be needed. So what does one do?

Why not consider giving a precious gift of keepsake baby jewelry. Making such a purchase is sure to delight all who rest their eyes upon it. You may wonder what kind of baby jewelry is available and where to even begin your search for such a unique item. Many online retailers, jewelry stores, and baby boutiques offer extensive lines of baby jewelry to choose from. It would be wise to pre-establish your price point before you ever begin previewing lines of baby jewelry. This is because it is available in a wide range of prices. Shopping for baby jewelry is often comparable to shopping for regular adult size jewelry. The overall price range will not be lower simply because you will be selecting pieces in smaller sizes. This is a common misconception had by consumers when beginning their search for a piece of jewelry. They will often times find that the price can be even higher than that of adult sizes due to the handcrafted quality of workmanship required to create an infant sized piece of jewelry.

Once your price range is established you can begin to browse different lines. Most baby jewelry styles are limited to rings, bracelets, and necklaces. You may find the occasional broach or tack pin, however, the bracelet is by far the most popular item on the market. These come in a variety of boy and girl styles and sizes.

One of the most popular items for newborn girls, is the classic pearl bracelet. This is a timeless piece of keepsake baby jewelry that can be passed on from generation to generation. You will find that you have a huge selection of cultured or fresh water pearls to choose from at midline prices. If you are in the market for something a little more high end, you might consider a bracelet done in Black Tahitian or Japanese Akoyan pearls. These can be quite costly but are sure to make an impression. If you are in the market for a pearl baby bracelet that is a little more cost effective, you might consider some of the freshwater or cultured pearl designs.

Many are made of hand knotted and hand strung genuine freshwater pearls. The handcrafted approach, goes a long way in assuring that you are receiving a top quality piece of keepsake baby jewelry. Many pearl bracelet styles can also be personalized using genuine sterling silver, lettered, charms. Presenting the parents of a newborn with a baby gift of this level of quality and thoughtfulness, is sure to warm the heart. These bracelets would make wonderful baby shower gifts.

Along with the ever popular pearl styles, many designers offer genuine Swarovski crystals, rose quartz and other precious gems in their designs. These can be finished out with gold, sterling silver, or platinum clasps and closures. These types of finishing touches add a hint of elegance to an already stunning piece.

If you find yourself shopping for a newborn boy, there are many styles of newborn and infant rings available to choose from. Most gold rings are made of the more malleable 10 karate yellow gold. This eliminates any binding or pressure on an infant or newborn's delicate skin and finger. These more common styles can often times be personalized or engraved with birth dates and other important information. What wonderful personalized baby gifts! These kinds of baby rings can also be crafted from other precious metals such as platinum and silver if you choose. You may also find a good selection of tie tacks and I.D. bracelets for boys as well. It would be wise to consider the overall cost when considering personalization or the addition of gemstones and engraving. You will find that it does not take long for a simple piece of baby jewelry to turn into a costly one when adding these options.

Once you have chosen the perfect piece of baby jewelry, it is extremely important to be informed of the potential danger posed by baby jewelry if not properly supervised. These pieces will undoubtedly have small movable parts and pieces, that if swallowed, could cause possible choking or death. When presenting the parents of a newborn or infant with a piece of keepsake baby jewelry, be sure to advise them of the potential dangers. It would be advisable to have the child only wear the jewelry on special occasions when they can be supervised at all times to guarantee their safety. Once the cautions have been understood, the parents can enjoy your heartfelt expression of love and appreciation for their new arrival. Presenting their baby with a piece of keepsake baby jewelry will be a gift they treasure for numerous years to come.

 
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