A guide to buying kid's jewellery

Jewellery looks cute on children, and if you feel like it’s about time you got some pieces for your little one, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. Even though you may want it to look shiny, trendy, and glamorous, there is a lot more to it than that. Let’s look at some of the things you need to consider.

Cheap jewellery is a bad idea

Cheap jewellery is poor quality that may contain hazardous substances such as chromium, lead, nickel, chlorine, arsenic, copper, flame retardants, and other elements that may cause allergic reactions or hormone disruptions. Lead especially is very dangerous. Good quality jewellery will come at a price, and your child deserves only the best.

Consider their age

Buying jewellery for a toddler and an older kid is not the same thing. Toddlers tend to chew anything and everything they come across, so the pieces need to be appropriate. At this age, buying them simple stud children’s earrings may be a good idea. When it comes to older kids, consider their personality and what they like. Still, keep them to a minimum and small-sized, so they don’t get in the way of their activities.

Bracelets or bangles?

A lot of kids like charm bracelets due to the little figures that dangle and make pleasant sounds. However, bangles are easier to remove. Choose between the two depending on the occasion and the clothes you choose for them to wear. Bracelets have a higher tendency to get stuck on clothes, so if they wear clothes with embellishments, go with bangles.

Earring fastenings

Children’s earrings need to stay in place even if the child fiddles with them. It’s not advisable to buy fish hook earrings because they are very easy to remove. Go for latch-backs, push-backs, lever-backs, screw-backs or clasps.

Consider their safety

Avoid sharp and spiky jewellery as it may hurt your child. Rounded, blunt, and smooth is what you should go for. The material the jewellery is made from is also vital. It needs to be child-friendly, safe, and long-lasting. You can choose high-grade plastic, sterling silver, nylon, or wooden jewellery for your child.

At Solace Jewellery, we have a fantastic range of children-friendly hypoallergenic jewellery designed for your little ones. Why not have a browse of our collection today?