The birth of a child is a special event that deserves to be properly celebrated. On this occasion, in many countries of the world it is customary to present special gifts.

The traditional option is jewelry for the birth of a child, which will be pleasant souvenirs and memories for many years to come. Buying sweets, as well as toys, clothes and other things that the baby will quickly grow out of, is inappropriate.

What jewelry to choose for the birth of a child?

If the family consists of three people — a man, a woman and a child — they give items with three precious stones. Usually these are pendants.

If you believe in the powerful power of stones, then focus on choosing jewelry with a stone that goes well with the baby’s birth month.

  • The patrons of garnet jewelry were born in January.
  • It is customary to give an amethyst ring to a girl who was born in February. The birth of the March princess is celebrated with aquamarine earrings.

  • April — silver earrings with zircons, classic diamonds or cubic zirconias.

  • May is associated with green emerald.

  • June — with natural pearls.

  • Hot July — with a red ruby.

  • August — with olivine.

  • September — with sapphire.

  • October — with disgrace.

  • In November, jewelry gifts for the birth of a baby with topaz are appropriate.

  • In December — with tanzanite.

An interesting idea is to choose jewelry according to the typical colors of the child’s gender:

  • for a girl, earrings, a ring, a chain of silver, decorated with pink amethyst, are suitable;

  • for a boy — a pendant with blue aquamarine or topaz.

If the parents of the child live according to Christian or Catholic values, then the optimal jewel is inspired by faith and symbolizes a talisman against the evil eye.

A popular and common gift for babies is a silver pendant in the shape of a heart, symbolizing love, and a child’s foot with an insert of pink or blue stone. Sometimes such products are engraved with the name of the child, the date of his birth or a wish.

Noteworthy is a thin necklace or a leather bracelet with a prayer to the Guardian Angel or with a pendant in the shape of an angel. They are suitable for both boys and girls — both for birth and for baptism.

Silver earrings with fairies will be a charming gift for a girl. The little lady will wear them only in a few years, but she will certainly appreciate the beauty of this delicate jewelry.

Why are children given silver spoons?

They explain the fact why in many countries a silver spoon is given to every child, the beneficial properties of silver. It is often done on it:

  • name engraving,

  • date of birth,

  • age,

  • the weight,

  • baby growth.

Scientists have proven that when using silver cutlery while eating, colloidal silver is produced in the mouth, which is an excellent natural antibiotic. Since silver has antibacterial properties, most of the pathogenic microorganisms known for their toxic effects die on its surface. Its ions after getting into food and water have a disinfecting effect. Once in the body, they increase its resistance to colds and infections.

What do girls and boys get for their first tooth?

The European custom of celebrating the appearance of the first tooth in a child at 6–9 months has also taken root in Ukraine. Godparents, relatives and close friends of the family are invited to the gala dinner. They wish the baby good health and good luck in everything.

Silver products are presented because it has long been known that it attracts goodness and prosperity, protects from damage and the evil eye.

A figurine made of this precious metal was placed as a talisman against evil forces in a crib immediately after the birth of a new person. It is necessary to knock with a silver spoon on the first tooth that appears so that the rest grow painlessly, and the baby himself grows up healthy and quick-witted.

When choosing a silver spoon, important criteria should be considered:

  1. weight and dimensions. Cutlery for children is made in different sizes — from miniature to standard. Small models up to 5 g are souvenir. Coffee up to 15 g — optimal for the introduction of complementary foods. A teaspoon with a comfortable wide handle, without small parts and patterns, weighing 25-30 g, the child will eat on his own after a year;
  2. design. Spoons with crystals and colored inserts in the form of flowers, bows, hearts, gold-plated openwork elements are suitable for girls. For boys — decorated with black or colored enamel, gilding, where animals, stars, angels are depicted. Universal options: the inscription «To the tooth», personal engraving, religious symbols (the face of the patron Saint, the prayer «Save and Save», the image of a vine, the inscription «Goddaughter» or «Godson»).
  3. Quality. According to the standard, a gift baby spoon is made of carefully polished 925 sterling silver without sharp edges, with a factory seal and a hallmark.

It is also customary to give for the first tooth:

  • a decorative box for storing the first baby tooth,

  • silver rattle,

  • pendant in the form of a star or an angel,

  • commemorative medallion,

  • bell with an inscription or colored enamel,

  • sets consisting of a spoon, cup, fork and drinker, in a gift box.

Such gifts are sure to evoke positive emotions. Having matured, the child will be happy to keep them and use them. In the future, he will pass it on as a valuable family heirloom to his children.