Choosing the perfect piece of jewellery for a child can be difficult, there are many things to consider like what colour, style and expense. So, if you're looking for the perfect gift for your child and you need a little help, here are a few pointers to help you on your way.
Things to consider
The age of the child will alter what you should buy. For younger children you don't want to buy anything too glamorous or too expensive, primarily because children tend to lose and break things. A piece of jewellery with too many diamonds or other stones would not be appropriate and could be uncomfortable for your child. Don't despair though! There are many items of jewellery that are appropriate and a fabulous choice for children. For older children jewellery can be the perfect present especially if they are entering their teenage years. Jewellery is vastly varied so think about the child's favourite colours and personality then decide what best expresses that. Jewellery should be something that they keep and cherish forever, so make sure it's special.
Charm Bracelets are a fantastic piece of childrens jewellery. As a present for a birthday, wedding or any other occasion you want to remember charm bracelets are excellent. You can continue to add charms over the years, it really is lovely to watch them evolve from a simple bracelet with one charm to one with many. Charms can vary from colourful beads to silver shapes to charms that represent a hobby, talent or interest. Customise it to create individual, personal piece of jewellery and they will get excited about adding new charms to their bracelets. Charm bracelets also have a great sentimental value; when your child grows up they will not only have a fabulous charm bracelet to wear, but a bracelet of memories and a piece of jewellery completely individual to them.
For children with pierced ears, earrings are really exciting. Earrings are great to collect and usually not very expensive. From simple studs to golden hoops to twinkly diamonds, earrings are so varied in style that you really are sure to find a pair that you and your child love.
For more expensive jewellery for children, perhaps for a special birthday, it can be best to stick to simple as they will likely keep this throughout their life. Simple jewellery doesn't mean it is boring, but beautifully understated. Necklaces that are simply a gold or silver chain can be the perfect way to say, 'I love you' without being over the top. For a daughter or a niece, a necklace with one simple, sparkling stone can be brilliant choice to let them know that they are your little princess.
So, If you think about the personality of your child (or whoever you're buying a gift for) you are sure to find a piece of childrens jewellery that is both age appropriate and beautifully stylish. Jewellery really is a great choice if you want to give a gift that lasts forever.
Leanne Everwood writes regularly about childrens jewellery and fashion for a range of jewellery websites and blogs. She has been writing for web and printed media for many years, keeping up-to-date with new trends.