Enchanting Emerald – Birthstone for May

Emerald is the traditional birthstone for May.

“Those born in this month are often happy and loving, content and confident, successful and balanced”.

Kids May Birthstone Jewellery - Emerald

The gorgeous green of emeralds is unmatched in the gemstone world and it is classified as one of the four precious stones along with sapphire, ruby and diamond.

With its beautiful vibrant green colour, emeralds look superb teamed with lustrous sterling silver as seen in our fabulous kids birthstone jewellery.  So if you have a Maybaby or a little girl with a birthday in May, a pretty piece of birthstone jewellery makes a wonderful gift choice.  For a new baby or christening we love the D for Diamond birthstone bangle featuring a stunning green emerals and a sparkling dinky diamond.  Older girls will love our pretty birthstone angel necklaces by Jo For Girls or the adorable D for Diamond double heart kids silver pendants again combining birthstones with diamonds.

Why not commemorate a special birthday with an engraved plaque for the gift box and make it a gift and occasion to remember.

Christening Gifts for Boys and Girls

Christening Gifts – A Potted History

Popularised by the Victorians (as were many of our continuing traditions) the giving of Christening gifts was initially a small item of monetary value that was considered to be an investment for the child’s future.  These small items often included such things as toys, religious items, jewellery and ornaments. These gifts would be kept and treasured, passed down as future heirlooms or saved as a future nest egg.  Sometimes a lucky sixpence or silver sovereign would be given to mark the occasion.

Over time the emphasis changed from gifts with a purely financial significance to items of a more intrinsic value.  At this point sterling silver became a very popular choice for christening gifts and keepsakes.  Silver cutlery, spoons and egg cups were the top choices along with teapots, cups and trinkets.

 Christening Gifts for Boys

Christening Gifts Today

These days many of these traditional items are still given alongside other now classic silver christening gifts such as silver photo frames, moneyboxes and christening bangles or bracelets.  A christening is a celebratory occasion to which close friends and family are invited, many of which will take photographs of the event.  Christening photo albums or photo frames are therefore a great gift choice allowing the proud parents to store and display all their favourite photographs together in one place.  Other popular choices include first tooth & curl pots, Christening spoons, loving cups and christening plates.

 Girls Christening Gifts

Christening Jewellery

Baby Jewellery makes a lovely christening gift for both boys and girls.  A classic christening bangle or baby christening bracelet can be suitable for both and makes a wonderful heirloom to pass down the generations, never losing its beauty or appeal.  Add a personalised engraved plaque and it makes the gift even more special.  A silver cross pendant can also be a suitable christening gift for a boy or girl and can be worn for many years. When young, the child can wear the pendant on a short chain which can then be replaced with a longer chain as they grow.

Baby Bracelets and Christening Bangles, Christening jewellery

So if you have a christening to attend and need a beautiful christening gift – come along to Diamond Kids where you will receive a warm welcome and a wonderful choice of christening cards, gifts, jewellery and keepsakes.

How to Get Your Free Children’s Jewellery Box

Free Jewellery Box

We have a great new promotion for you this week while stocks last.  It is your chance to receive a free children’s jewellery box to put a big smile on any little girl’s face.

One of these cute jewellery boxes will be yours for free when you purchase any D for Diamond Birthstone Bangle from our beautiful selection of children’s birthstone jewellery at Diamond Kids.  These sweet boxes are from our selection which also includes musical jewellery boxes fashionable jewellery boxes for teenagers and personalised jewellery boxes and trinkets for a unique gift.

Birthstone Bangles

The gorgeous D for Diamond baby bangles are beautifully crafted in sterling silver with a pretty double heart charm.  The smaller heart features a genuine sparkling little diamond and the larger heart contains the birthstone.  These wonderful bangles make fantastic christening gifts and keepsakes which can be cherished from generation to generation.  Do you know your birthstones? Take a look at our handy guide below;

January Birthstone – Garnet – “Wish upon your garnet and it will bring confidence and strength”

February Birthstone – Amethyst – “Wish upon your amethyst and it will bring happiness and sincerity”

March Birthstone – Aquamarine – “Wish upon your Aquamarine and it will bring courage, hope and love”

April Birthstone – Diamond – “Wish upon your Diamond and it will bring joy and enchantment”

May Birthstone – Emerald – “Wish upon your Emerald and it will bring peace and tranquility”

June Birthstone – Mother of Pearl – “Wish upon your Mother of Pearl and it will bring you purity and wisdom”

July Birthstone – Ruby – “Wish upon your Ruby and it will bring love, enthusiasm and strength”

August Birthstone – Peridot – “Wish upon your Peridot and it will bring joy and courage”

September Birthstone – Sapphire – “Wish upon your Sapphire and it will bring truth, hope and joy”

October Birthstone – Tourmaline – “Wish upon your Tourmaline and it will bring hope and wealth”

November Birthstone – Citrine – “Wish upon your Citrine and it will bring luck and protection”

December Birthstone – Turquoise – “Wish upon your Turquoise and it will bring success and understanding”

Birthstone bangles

Daisy Jewellery for Children

This week we are celebrating the darling daisy.  The pretty flower with the sunny yellow face and a ray of crisp white petals that we all love and recognise.  Daisies are such a universal flower, growing everywhere in the world except for Antarctica!  This sweet flower lends itself to children’s jewellery, representing purity and innocence as well as looking adoringly pretty!

Children's Daisy Jewellery

Delightful daisy jewellery from the Kit Heath Kids collection available at www.diamondkids.co.uk

Many a child will have memories of sitting in their garden or in the park picking daisies and threading together a daisy chain flower garland.  Can you believe that one of the longest Daisy chains ever created measured 1.31 miles!

According to folklore, when you make a daisy chain it should always have its ends joined together when finished as Daisy chains are said to represent the sun, the earth, and the circle of life.

Daisy Jewellery for Girls

Beautiful sterling silver daisy jewellery for young girls. Choose from many darling designs including this gorgeous silver bangle, adjustable ring and pretty girl’s earrings.

It was once believed that dressing a child in a daisy chain would protect them from being stolen by the fairies.  Daisy chains are steeped in history and in the Middle Ages they were used to treat battle wounds.  Daisies were crushed to form a pulp, applied to wounds and held with bandages thought to give soothing pain relief and aid the healing process.

We are all familiar with birthstones but did you know there are also traditional birth flowers?  The daisy is the April birth flower, so daisy jewellery would make a beautiful as well as meaningful gift for a little April birthday girl.  As a birth flower, the daisy has the meaning of implicity, modesty, innocence, stability, sympathy and cheerfulness.

Diamond Daisy Children's Jewellery

Diamond Daisy Jewellery for Children – this beautiful range of children’s jewellery featuring both diamonds and daisies is the perfect gift for any little girl with an April birthday – diamonds being the April birthstone and daisies being the April birth flower.

Aquamarine – March Birthstone Jewellery for Children

Aquamarine

At last March is here, the daffodils are starting to bloom and spring has nearly sprung. It is also the time that the gorgeous aquamarine gemstone  comes into focus as the beautiful birthstone for March.  The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words ‘aqua marina’ meaning ‘sea water’, reflecting the colour of the gem.  The colour ranges from soft clear blue to sea green to sky blue.  As such it looks stunning set into sterling silver, providing a striking contrast whether for a bracelet, bangle, necklace or earrings.
Treat a special March birthday girl to this stunning sterling silver bangle with double hearts. One is set with a dazzling little diamond and the other a gorgeous blue aquamarine birthstone. From a selection of birthstone jewellery for children available at Diamond Kids.

Treat a special March birthday girl to this stunning sterling silver birthstone bangle with double hearts. One is set with a dazzling little diamond and the other a gorgeous blue aquamarine birthstone. From a selection of birthstone jewellery for children available at Diamond Kids.

 

It is said that those born in this month are often brave and strong, creative and energetic, loving, thoughtful and bright.
“A March born shall always be
Soothed by Aqua, gem of sea
This mermaid’s treasured stone you wear
Will bring happiness, love, affection and care.”
Aquamarine Birthstone Pendants for Children
Jewellery set with birthstone gems are traditionally associated with good luck and protection and so a birthstone bangle or pendant makes a perfect birthday or christening gift for a little girl.  Children born in March are lucky to have the beautiful aquamarine as their birthstone. This stunning blue stone is said to reflect faithfulness, courage and friendship.  

To find your perfect birthstone gift for a special little girl visit our website where you will find pretty Jo For Girls birthstone angel pendants, Kit Heath Kids children’s birthstone earrings and the stunning D for Diamond range of birthstone pendants and baby bangles.
Aquamarine

Charm Bracelet Competition Winner

Our charm bracelet competition is now closed - well done to our winner Sue Horne.

Our charm bracelet competition is now closed – well done to our winner Sue Horne.

Thank you to everybody who entered the Diamond Kids competition to win a gorgeous children’s charm bracelet and congratulations to our winner Sue who will now be able to choose 10 gorgeous Bombay Duck charms to go on her bracelet.

If you would like to create your own charm bracelet visit our website for a cute and colourful selection of children’s charms and a selection of bracelets.  Each Bombay Duck charm is beautifully enamelled with careful design and detailing and many also featuring sparkly gems for added effect.  With charms covering all sorts of girly hobbies and interests there is sure to be a charm or two to capture your heart, from shoes & bags, cakes & ice creams, cute animals and fairytale themes.

Lovely Lockets

Think of a piece of jewellery that is both enduring and endearing, associated with legends, myths and superstition.  A piece of jewellery worn for protection, to ward off bad luck, deliver poisons, house medicine, a perfumed cushion or perhaps a miniature portrait. We are talking of course about the lovable locket – a decorative, ornamental case housing a secret inside.

Gold or silver locket pendants, rings or bracelets increased dramatically in popularity during the Victorian Age.  Lockets often contained a miniature hand-painted portrait of a loved one, revealed to the wearer by opening the little hinged door.  They were often worn as a pendant on a long chain so that the locket sat close to the heart.  The miniature paintings were works of art and paved the way for the idea of inserting a photograph as we now do.

Beautiful antique lockets with hand-painted miniature portrait and elegant engravings - the perfect loving gift and keepsake.

Beautiful antique lockets with hand-painted miniature portrait and elegant engravings – the perfect loving gift and keepsake.

To the Victorians, the locket necklace became a very fashionable piece of jewellery made in copper, brass or pewter, or beautifully crafted from sterling silver or gold. Often the locket would be monogrammed or engraved providing a meaningful keepsake.  The lockets were worn on a chain or velvet cord.  Ladies would often wear a filigree style locket containing a cotton ball soaked in their favourite scent of lavender, lilac or violetto to provide a hint of perfume.

An antique locket with miniature portrait and  jewelled button locket.

An antique locket with miniature portrait and enamelled button locket.

In the 19th Century Queen Victoria received a beautiful bracelet from Prince Albert with eight enamelled heart shaped lockets.  Each locket contained a lock of hair, one from each of her eight children. Popularity increased and lockets were often given as christening gifts or gifts of love.

Beautiful silver lockets for children with pretty pink enamelling make the perfect girly gift for a little girl.  Choose from lovely heart shaped, flower shaped and oval lockets hung on a silver chain.

Beautiful silver lockets for children with pretty pink enamelling make the perfect girly gift for a little girl. Choose from lovely heart shaped, flower shaped and oval lockets hung on a silver chain.

Today lockets remain a classic and popular jewellery gift choice for adults and children alike.  Children’s diamond lockets make beautiful gifts for christenings, birthdays or as bridesmaid jewellery.   A heart locket is a give of love – representing someone else’s heart resting on yours.

Beautiful sterling silver locket pendants for girls. Give the gift of love with a locket necklace engraved with the child's name or initials.

Beautiful sterling silver locket pendants for girls. Give the gift of love with a locket necklace engraved with the child’s name or initials.

For your own gift of love for a little girl, visit the Diamond Kids website and view our lovely range of  silver lockets for children.  Give this gorgeous gift of jewellery, engraved with a child’s initials, name or meaningful date and it is sure to become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

Beautifully enamelled locket pendants for girls.  Pretty colours and pretty designs make this a very popular children's jewellery choice for birthdays and bridesmaids.

Beautifully enamelled locket pendants for girls. Pretty colours and pretty designs make this a very popular children’s jewellery choice for birthdays and bridesmaids.