Jewellery for our firstborn

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@clumsylawyer:  Well i would say if your religious a cross with the diamond in the center would be nice. If you’re not however, i am not sure. As most men dont wear jewellery. If it was me i would save it for my first daughter and get her a heart locket & have the diamond added to that. Best of luck! 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First off… I L♥VE this idea.

But the reality is such that kids aren’t good at taking care of jewellery… know this by a very sad experience when one of ours lost a something that had been handed down to them.  (I let them wear it on their Birthday, at a B-Day Party at our house, and it got lost outside somewhere’s on our lawn, never to be seen again… still bothers me years & years later, as the person who gave it has long passed).

MY BEST ADVICE… put it aside, for a really long while.

Kids are waaay more appreciative, and in-tune with the value of things and their sentiment round about the time they turn 16.

I suggest that you have your first born made a signet ring at that time… and have the Jeweller set the diamond into it then.

Signet Rings are perfect gifts for Boys or Girls… and historically have a background as an item that often a first born would have (sometimes it would be designed to also be the family seal… that would be pressed into was on Letters & Documents)

Anyhow, nice old tradition in a modern way.

Here are a couple of pics of modern signet rings off of GOOGLE – Diamond Signet Ring –

https://www.google.ca/search?q=diamond+signet+ring&hl=en&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4ADRA_enCA470CA470&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=RJL-UeaRFcT94AO5pAE&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1301&bih=559

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I would not get any type of jewelry for a child. Children are not responisble and will lose said piece.  I would maybe make something for that child’s 16th or older birthday than anything. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d hold on to the diamond until you have a child and know their personality, then have the piece of jewelry made.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would save it, to see what they want to do with it.

I would have put it in a white gold band and worn it as my wedding band! Or as the center of a cross,

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love this idea!  This Time Round‘s idea of a signet ring is great.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@clumsylawyer:  my then-husband gifted both of our children 18kt yellow gold baby rings at their birth. My sons is a tiny signet ring with the last name itial, and my daughters is a tiny little diamond solitaire. I had them wear for important family photos and for 1st birthday photos, then I began to wear them as a necklace, which, I still do! Someday they will be returned to the children and they can pass them on to their kids or just keep them. 

I also wore on my daughter, my mothers sterling baby cuff bracelet and also mine, until they didn’t fit anymore. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would hold on to it until they’re older. I could see a girl putting it into a small ring, or a man putting it either in a piece for himself, or as a “surprise” diamond on the inside of an engagement ring. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it would be sweet to save it for your first daughter and have it put into a necklace for her to wear on her wedding day.  Or, if you only have sons you could put the diamond into a necklace for your future daughter-in-law =)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Since it’s a small diamond, I would have it flush-set into a band-style ring. I think that style could be worn by anyone. I would have it made a size larger than your wedding ring size, then when you get pregnant and your fingers swell, you can wear it as your stand-in wedding ring. That way it will have extra meaning when you give it to your child, because you can say you wore it when you were pregnant with him/her!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@clumsylawyer:  I have 3 children, and I would never pass on something to the firstborn only. I could never favour one child like that. If you’re going down that path I suggest (a) save it for when the child is older, and more importantly (b) acquire other things over the years so there is something to pass on to each child.

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