It is very common in some cultures to give jewelry to babies after birth especially to baby girls. In some countries even baby boys are gifted jewelry. Baby jewelry is hypoallergenic and has no sharp ends. Since babies are incapable of taking care of their jewelry, baby jewelry is made of non-reactive metals that last long and do not require much care. Baby jewelry is rarely set with precious stones. Plastic beads or studs are used to embellish the jewelry. Most baby jewelry is made with simple lines and no ornate designs are used to minimize chances of a baby hurting itself.
Special baby jewelry is made-to-order and carries the baby's name on a custom made name tag. Baby jewelry makes use of dolls, teddies, flowers and other childish elements as designs. The objective is to use motifs which are familiar to the child. Even religious symbols are used as motifs in baby jewelry. In some cultures a baby girl's ears are pierced soon after they are born, in those regions, small earrings are made for babies. Studs are very popular as baby jewelry. In many places it is traditional to attach an amulet or talisman to a baby to ward off the evil eye. Talismans take the shapes of pendants or rings. Amulets are generally attached to the arms and are usually made of silver. Semi precious stones or babies' birthstones are popular choices of material used in baby jewelry.
Baby jewelry is a good gift for christenings and baptisms. Many websites sell specialized baby jewelry. Even charm stones and birthstones can be bought online.
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