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Parents always want the very best for their little princesses, from clothes and shoes to ornaments like earrings. One particular area that some parents have had concerns is with earrings. Though little and seemingly insignificant, these little ornaments can add an important sparkle to your little girl’s look.
To learn some more interesting facts about earrings including some history surrounding their use, read this here.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Earrings
We’ve already established that earrings are small but they can have a big impact. Sadly, this impact can be as positive as it can be negative. Every parent and indeed anyone who wears or purchases earrings must understand that the process of choosing earrings is as important as the earring itself.
To ensure you get a set that will be ideal for your little girl, there are a few important factors you will need to consider. We will look at some of these very quickly.
If you care about your girl like most parents do, then this is the very first thing you will be on the lookout for. No matter how lovely any set of ornament is, you must first ascertain that they are very safe for your little girl before purchasing them.
The first thing to look at is the type of lock it has (if it has any). For your little girl, opt for screw-backed earrings. These have two benefits. First, they are less likely to get lost as the screw holds them in place such that even if the child is very active, they will not fall off.
Secondly, for much younger children, there is a real danger of swallowing the earring should it fall off at some point. Having the screwed on back ensures you won’t have to find out if your child will be tempted to swallow them.
The next thing you should look at is the size of the pieces. For children, studs and other low profile designs are preferable. You should not put hoops or other large jewelry on your children. A large earing can easily get caught in a cloth or any other material around. Another child’s hand can even get hooked into it. You should of course know that this can cause some serious damage to your baby’s ears.
This is another very important consideration. A lot of people (children inclusive) have allergic reactions to different types of metals used for ornaments. When you go to purchases any ornaments for your child, be sure to look for nickel-free ones.
You will be surprised at the number of people who react to nickel. To be on the safe side, go for hypoallergenic earrings. These are earrings made of materials that are very unlikely to cause allergic reactions.
Some examples of such materials include sterling silver, gold and platinum. You can also go for gold plated materials instead of solid gold which will of course be a lot more expensive.
Whatever you do, avoid costume jewelry as these have been known to cause a lot of allergic reactions which can sometimes look like a serious infection.
Style and Trend
Your daughter’s ears will be classy with something simple and thoughtful. You do not have to go overboard with this. You can actually overwhelm those cute little faces with huge, flashy earrings. Simple is always better for these little ones. You can find some lovely designs on bijoux-bijoux.fr/enfant/boucles-oreilles.html.
Here are also a few simple recommendations you can work with:
Religious Pieces – these can act as both jewelry and a symbol of your faith
Birthstone Jewelry – A piece that represents your daughter’s birth month can look great while also holding a sentimental value for her.
Novelty Shapes and Designs – Little stars, flowers, hearts and other little shapes and symbols will always be in vogue for your little one.
Faux Pearls – For those special occasions, you can pull out these petite imitation pearl jewelry. They will add some elegance to your girl’s look.
Crown Jewelry – We call them our princesses so having appropriate jewelry is in order. Crown earrings can make your little one feel like royalty.
Mini Me Pieces – You may decide to get a smaller version of some of your jewelry for you daughter. Just remember to ensure that they are appropriate and safe. It’s always a lovely sight to see mother and child decked in similar jewelry.
Care and Maintenance of Earrings
After you’ve spent time and money getting the perfect ear pieces for your daughter, you want to ensure they are well taken care of. The first thing you need to do is store them well. You want to keep them visible so you can easily see them. You can use ring holders or any other thing that can hold them up, keeping them together. It may not be best to just lump them all together in one basket somewhere.
Another thing to look at is cleaning. There are different ways to go about cleaning earrings. For a full description of how to clean various types, read this article: https://www.jewelrynotes.com/clean-care-earrings/.