If you’re looking for a unique and meaningful gift for your own or a friend’s child, have you considered a special piece of jewelry?
Welcoming a little one into the world with a meaningful piece of birthday jewelry has been a beautiful tradition for thousands of years. From traditional identification bracelets that has the name of the infant, nothing is a more perfect gift for a baby girl’s first birthday than a special piece of jewelry the child can wear for years to come. Whether it’s a birthstone piece or simply a precious metal, the right set of earrings or a necklace can enhance the significance of a special moment, be it a christening, baptism, or a birth.
Jewelry has been given as gifts to mark special occasions for many years. Depending on the culture, jewelry can symbolize any number of life events, from rites of passage to status to baptisms. The right set of earrings can be the perfect gift to help someone welcome their child to the world.
Assigning meaning to a certain gem or stone that corresponds with a birth month is a practice that dates back to thousands of years, and some even believe its origins lay in the Old Testament. In the Book of Exodus, the Twelve Tribes of Israel were represented by 12 different gemstones, and set in a breastplate on a suit of armor worn during religious ceremonies. Ancient scholars associated these different stones — purported to have included topaz, emerald, sapphire, and amethyst — with the 12 signs of the zodiac, and it was believed to be highly beneficial to wear the corresponding stone as each sign ascended every month. It wasn’t until the early 1900s or so that the current practice of a corresponding stone for each month symbolized certain strengths, and can be traced back to origins in Poland.
The list of gemstones and their meanings pertinent to each month of the year has remained largely unchanged since then, and the tradition still holds fast in our culture today.
A pair of earrings or a necklace set with baby’s birthstone is the perfect thoughtful and meaningful gift. Different stones and gems hold different meanings, depending on the birth month, and including a little bit of background about the significance along with your gift is a unique and personal gesture. Choose from plenty of beautiful and delicate options, depending on which month of the year the child was born, for the perfect present.
Different meanings have traditionally been assigned to each gemstone for many years. The following list makes gifting a little girl something meaningful to her birth month for her first birthday quick and easy!
January Birthstone: Garnet -symbolizes loyalty and good luck.
February Birthstone: Amethyst -represents peace.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine -represents courage and strength.
April Birthstone: Diamond -symbolizes everlasting love, as well as purity and innocence.
May Birthstone: Emerald -symbolizes love and fertility.
June Birthstone: Alexandrite -a symbol of joy and balance.
July Birthstone: Ruby -represents beauty and love.
August Birthstone: Peridot -also stands for strength, joyfulness, and protection.
September Birthstone: Blue Sapphire -stands for purity and wisdom.
October Birthstone: Pink Sapphire -symbolizes strength and endurance.
November Birthstone: Amber -stands for love and affection. It is also believed to bring wisdom and strength when worn.
December Birthstone: Blue Topaz -believed to be a symbol of success and also protects the wearer from harm.
A delicate pair of birthstone earrings makes the perfect first birthday gift for any little girl.
Jewelry in fun shapes also makes great birthday gifts. Cupcake-shaped jewelry works well as a “sweet” gift for your little one’s special day. Made with sterling silver and brightly colored enamelor pretty crystals, every little girl would love a pair.
Elephant, butterfly, and dolphin shaped jewelry make an excellent option for the little animal lover in your life! Choose from a wide variety of animal-shaped jewelry in crystal, enamel, and precious metals that are perfect for all ages.
If you want her to feel like a princess, crown jewelry will do the trick. Crown shapes in jewelry tend to signify royalty and strength, and this makes the perfect meaningful gift for a little one on her birthday.
In Season Jewelry has a wide variety of jewelry pieces made specifically for your baby girl. Earrings include special backings that won’t fall off or end up in baby’s mouth, and necklaces and pendants are sturdily made to prevent breakage and choking hazards. Bangles or bracelets also make great, safely options for infants — the hard part is deciding which one to give your special new person in your life! Any of these pieces are perfect for your little one to on their first birthday, to wear for dress-up or special occasions, or even every-day wear.
In Season Jewelry has the perfect gift with which to surprise the special little girl in your life, no matter the occasion! Whether it’s for a birthday, just-because, or to mark another special moment in her life, it’s easy to make her feel like a princess with a unique and precious piece of jewelry that she’ll want to wear again and again. Visit our site to browse the entire collection of infant and baby jewelry.
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