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New Children's Jewellery Sets

30/12/2016 10:47:45 AM



Children's Ruby CZ Jewellery SetsChildren's Star necklace and earrings setsButterfly necklace and earrings sets for children


After thinking carefully about new lines for Baby Jewels in the new year, we decided to try out a new line of children's necklace and earrings sets in sterling silver.  We ordered some that we'd seen and liked a lot, and they arrived promptly and they are now on the site, awaiting your approval.  

Children's earrings make up a large category and Children's necklaces category is rapidly growing.  You'd find the children's jewellery sets in both those categories, while we decide whether to make a whole new category for sets. 

All prices include a sterling silver chain in the length of your choice:  13" for Toddlers, 14" to age 5 or 6, 15" to age 10 and 16" to teens.

Among the new lines is a lab-created white opal jewellery set, an instant favourite here.  Other lines include ever popular butterflies, some angels and some pink, pearlescent stars.  Time will tell whether we'll acquire more.  You can tell us what you think!

At this stage, the sets are just for children, though some of them are eminently suitable for toddlers, but not babies.  Keep them for special occasions or for every-day wear.  We think these new earrings and matching necklace sets will be popular!


Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Baby and Children's Necklaces

08/07/2012 7:02:34 PM

At present we are building up our range of baby and children's necklaces.  Now we realise there's a big difference in neck size between a baby and a teenager so we have acquired some really beautiful sterling silver baby and children's length chains.  Now, you can choose the length to suit the child, so the pendant doesn't hang too low or too high, to make it look absolutely perfect.

Currently we have fine sterling silver baby and children's chains in a 12" length, a 13" length and a 14" length in the belcher style as well as 16" and 18" box chains for older girls and teenagers.  

To measure, drape your tape measure around your baby or child's neck, having it sit exactly the way you want her necklace to sit, take the measurement and match it to one of our chains.  

In addition to this, we have some children's necklaces which have an extension for growth.  This means it will fit perfectly when you give it to her, but can be used for many years, still with perfect fit.  

Currently, we have many pendants including shells, hearts, pearls, butterflies, ladybugs, violins, guitars, birds-in-flight, and storks for mothers to be and new mothers.

We have beautiful baby necklaces and children's necklaces featuring upcakes, "Love" charms, teddy bears for babies, various enamel butterflies, starfish, horse-shoes, hearts 'n keys, crosses, bows, hearts, daisies, angels and bees.

As always, we recommend supervision when you put a necklace on a baby.  They look beautiful on their Christening Day, for their baby portraits, for family gatherings and special events, but please remove their necklaces when you put them down to sleep.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Big Year So Far for Baby Jewels

05/07/2012 6:36:41 PM

We are into our third year of retailing baby and children's jewellery online and it is looking like being our best.  We've added a lot of new lines to our range with plans for even more.  We're getting our sales in the post 98% of the time, on the same day of purchase and we are currently organising new jewellery pouches to be made in white velvet with our logo silk screened on the front.  These will make a nicer gift and will be sturdy enough for a little girl's jewellery to be kept safely in the pouch until she needs a jewellery box of her own.

Our children's earrings category has grown by over a dozen styles since our third year began.  But our baby bracelets category has grown the most, with nearly 2 dozen new styles, not to mention lots of new children's bracelets now on site.

Our children's necklaces category has also grown, with 6 new necklaces in the last 3 months.  

And our baby and children's anklet category has also grown, though some styles have sold out (but will be restocked asap.)

GFC notwithstanding, it's clear that, like me, other people adore baby and children's jewellery, that it makes a superb and much loved gift for any little girl (or boy) and makes the recipient feel more special than just about any other type of gift.  

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

I thought some of these trends might be interesting to the kids' jewellery fans out there!  I've been doing some reserach and reading surveys and have found some interesting results, some of which are showing evidence of, at Baby Jewels, some not.

Firstly it seems that even in challenging times, we all love to spoil our children.  

The difference is, we all now want value for money as a priority.  It seems few of us are willing to pay $300 for a gold baby bracelet and that sterling silver wins hands down in the popularity stakes at the present time.  With the price of sterling silver rising rapidly over the last couple of years, it will be interesting to see if the trend moves back to gold, in the long term.

Secondly, there is a trend towards children making their jewellery choices themselves, however it's been found that the item must also please Mum, or Grandmother, or it will not be bought.  

Children are getting more sophisticated and like to wear what Mum and older sister wear which we've seen in the popularity of designs that come in both mother and child sizes. It seems there is a trend to make children's necklaces in more sophisticated designs, with extensions in length, so that Mum can also wear them! 

Children a generation or two ago, might have been happy with a toy for their birthday, but today, they like clothing and jewellery.  A beautiful children's necklace, a grown up looking children's bracelet, or, more recently, and in Summertime, an anklet, is what gives them that thrill.  

The baby market remains the same:  Cute and modern, or classic and traditional, with baby jewellery gifts purchased for Christenings, Naming Days, Baptisms, birthdays and Christmas.

More next time, about what kids like.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Cheap Metal Children's Jewellery

14/05/2012 9:28:23 AM

News again this morning of another load of children's jewellery arriving in Australia, containing lead, nickel and/or cadmium.  

I've seen these items on displays at various department stores in recent years.  They are very cute, very cheap and kids love them.  They are often bought by Nannas who want to put a smile on their grandkids' faces.

But sadly, hidden inside these pretty little children's bracelets (mainly, but also children's necklaces and children's earrings) are metals that can do harm for our under-12s.  

Please beware when buying these items.  It's possible to purchase some cheap children's jewellery that's free of these toxic metals, but if there isn't a sign up saying, "lead, nickel and cadmium free" then please don't touch them.  

Gold and silver don't contain these dangerous metals.  Yes, gold and silver is more expensive, but sterling silver in particular, is still quite reasonably priced.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Gemstone Jewellery for Children

06/04/2012 7:54:05 AM

Some people shy away from gemstones for babies and children but we've found our gemstone baby and children's bracelets to be very popular.  I also think their photos don't do them justice.  That inner glow that some gemstones have, seems to be lost in the photos.  I always picture the face of the buyer, when they arrive, being thrilled to bits with their new bracelet baby gift, thinking that it's even nicer than they expected!

It's not so much a sparkle as a gleam or a glow that our lapis, garnet, rose quartz and amethyst baby bracelets have.  Rose quartz has it in buckets and is very flattering on baby's skin.  Rose quartz is also said to have soothing and healing properties.

Our lapis baby bracelet is a deep blue.  The same colour of a new baby's eyes.  

We have very few gemstone children's earrings and children's necklaces, however, we do have some cz versions of various gemstones.  But I have been searching specifically for some beautiful gemstone baby earrings in amethyst, rose quartz, garnet and lapis to match the bracelets we already have.  I may have to design them and have them made up especially.  We've had a few of our stock items made especially and they've been a huge success.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Children's earrings - for Adults!

03/04/2012 8:29:11 AM

Some children's earrings are not only suitable for babies and children, but also adults.  For example, we expect our lobes will be too thick to wear children's earrings, but in most cases, our ear lobes are only marginly thicker than a child's.  It's a part of our body, like our eyes, that doesn't change much in size as we grow up.  Even baby earrings can be worn by most adults, unless the adult ear lobe is especially thickened for some reason.

We wouldn't consider our penguin earrings, our toadstool earrings, our frog earrings or our giraffe earrings, for example. to be worn by adults, however, adults have purchased our children's amethyst cz drop earrings, our Rosaline pearl earrings, and our little cz stud earrings and many others, for themselves, on many occasions.  

Children's bracelets and children's necklaces are obviously not going to work on adults however, any of our earrings should fit just fine.  I wear them myself!

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Earrings for Children and Babies

29/03/2012 3:50:25 PM

Parents are allowing their children to have their ears pierced in unprecidented numbers.  The faint stigma of children's pierced ears has gone for good and kids really love their newly pierced and adorned ears!

There was a time when only ethnic babies had their ears pierced, but no more.  Babies too, are sporting baby earrings of various shapes and hues and, no doubt, enjoy the added attention of those who notice their pretty earrings.

Earrings for children don't have to be very different from adult earrings.  Children's earrings generally have a shorter rod and tightly fitting "backs" to prevent loss.  Surprisingly, adult ear lobes are not much thicker than children's.  The earring itself is generally smaller, which is a safety issue and generally a reasonably hard and fast rule at schools.  Schools are not against children's earrings, however, they must be small and fit closely against the ear lobe.  Dangly children's earrings are generally not allowed at Australian schools but kids do love them, and keep them for outside school hours.  Dangly kids' earrings are enormously popular on our website.

Whereas children's necklaces and children's bracelets are generally not allowed at school, kids enjoy wearing a nice 'n neat pair of earrings.  Initially, they are very aware of them and might fiddle with them but after a while they are forgotten unless someone mentions them.  

A pretty children's jewellery box makes a great gift for kids with a growing collection of earrings and other kids' jewellery.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

A large percentage of our baby jewellery and children's jewellery at Baby Jewels is 925 sterling silver.  But what does that mean? Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver. Why isn't it 100% silver?  Because pure silver is too soft a metal to use for children's jewellery. It would dent and bend, and be scratched too easily, especially by the often rougher handling by kids, and the scratches would dull the shine.  For this reason, other metals are added to the pure silver to harden the silver and make it suitable for children's bracelets, children's earrings and other items of jewellery which might not be handled with extreme care by its owner.  

Ok, so what other metals are added to pure silver to make it suitable for jewellery for kids?  Mostly, copper is added.  Copper hardens the alloy and doesn't change the look of pure silver.  What other metals might be added?  Usually none, but lately manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce tarnish and porosity and are experimenting with the addition of metals such as germanium, zinc and platinum.  

Quite often children's bracelets, children's charms and chidren's necklaces are coated (or plated) with platinum.  Why platinum? Platinum is an expensive metal much like silver, but is harder.  The coating (or plating) leaves the jewellery with a harder, shinier exterior which helps guard against scratches, which spell the death knell to the shine on new jewellery.  This means the jewellery will last longer, look new for far longer, but possibly, cost more.   Items which are hoped will become family heirlooms, may well be worth the extra cost so that the "new" look lasts through the years.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

Hearts, Butterflies and Ladybugs

25/03/2012 6:52:03 AM

These are the favourite features of baby and children's jewellery.  Hearts are traditionally popular, with filigree locket hearts on gold baby bracelets, which have been available for generations.  Hearts appear on baby bangles and children's bracelets as charms, children's necklaces as pendants and on children's earrings.  

It amazes me how many shapes a heart can be!  Long ones, twisted ones, chunky ones.  They can be linked with other hearts. They can have tiny pearls inside them, or a cz stone.  They can be colourfully hand-enamelled, sometimes with swirls or with dots in contrasting colour.  But ask any little girl, and most are likely to choose hearts first.

Butterflies are a more modern feature of children's jewellery.  It's hard to go wrong with butterflies - kids love them.  They can be hand enamelled, or covered in crystals in a variety of colours.  They can be pale and pastel or brightly patterned, just as in real life. Tiny butterflies appear in baby earrings, children's earrings, kids' pendant necklaces, as charms on bracelets and bangles or dangling from girls' anklets.  

Our third best seller is, perhaps surprisingly, ladybugs!  Red ones, pink ones, blue ones, kids and Mums alike adore ladybugs.  At Baby Jewels, we have them in all shapes and sizes.  

Other popular features?  Bunny rabbits, stars and moons, shells, teddy bears, ducks, bees and bumble bees, penguins, cupcakes, dragonflies, lucky clovers and dolphins for older girls and many more.  Some features are seen as suitable for boys as well as girls.  Boys' jewellery is becoming more and more popular, particularly leather bracelets which can be enhanced by the addition of a favourite children's charm or two.

Posted By Jennifer Gregory

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