(Closed) Not a question about rings, but about diamonds…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

DH got me a .25 diamond solitare pendant for our first christmas together.  It was about $150, and if my parents had gotten that for me at 10 I would have loved it, but probably would’ve lost it.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@ECH258:  I personally think 10 is a little young for diamonds.  My sisters and I were notorious for losing our jewelry when we were young.  Perhaps a nice sterling silver necklace with charm?  

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

@thisorderistall:  This. If she’s responsible, I see no particular issue with it, but I would a) make sure you’ve got adequate insurance if you’re spending a lot and b) I’d only let her wear it on special occasions, and keep it in my jewellery box, until she was a bit older (maybe 16).

I think it’s a very sweet idea, and something she can treasure for years to come.

ETA: as far as size etc goes, I say get what you can afford, and, if you’re spending a lot, get insurance (inc against loss) to be on the safe side. I wouldn’t want to suggest a specific size because it’s difficult without knowing your circumstances eg for some people, losing a 1ct stone worth thousands might not be a big deal, for others, losing something worth just $200 would be a big deal.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If she’s responsible then get a small one and let her keep it.

If you’re worried she will lose it, maybe let him give it to her for the ceremony and then you keep it with your jewelry until she’s a bit older…

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d say to get her a smaller pendant, perhaps in 10k gold, that has some small daimonds on it and is more of a “fashion” necklace that she can wear with anything. I wouldn’t spend more than $200, or if she is likely to lose it, more than $100, but the token will be much appreciated from her I am sure. 🙂

Post # 23
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1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Have you heard of “My First Diamond”? It’s a small diamond in jewelry designed for girls about that age. Some family friends of ours just gave their 11 year old a necklace.

http://www.myfirstdiamond.ca/

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My first diamond necklace from my parents was when I was 12. I wore it every day and some how snapped the white gold necklace while playing one day.  I was a tomboy as a kid so I played roughly, I guess. Luckily I noticed right away and was able to find the diamond pendent. After that my mom got me a replacement necklace and told me I wasn’t allowed to wear it every day and only on special occasions. I was fine with that. I still have the necklace to this day. Maybe you can do that with your daughter?

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think that is a lovely gesture! What a keeper 😉 How about something like this:

 

http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?fromGrid=1&sku=GRP02775&mcat=148206&cid=288187&search_params=s+5-p+1-c+288187-r+101287465-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+

 
It doesn’t have to be tiffany, but I knew they have this style. I have this in aquamarine… it is lovely! Very simple and elegant, I wear it often and get compliments a lot.

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