If she already knows that the best gifts come in the smallest packages, it's probably time to gift your little girl with some jewelry of her very own. Of course, there's a fine line between what's sensible and what's silly when it comes to purchasing gems and jewels for a child, and we think the best bet is to stick to age-appropriate options. These 11 fun finds are delicate, feminine, and (for the most part) won't be the cause of any major distress if they're lost or broken in some less-than-ladylike playground adventures.
Just in the last week, I've experienced a new phenomenon of motherhood: whatever I have, my daughter wants. She's only nine months old, but whether it's my sparkling water, hummus, pendant necklace, or magazine, if mama's eating, wearing, or using it, she'd like it, too — and she knows how to get it. (I'm already terrified for her teenage years.) Before she can raid my jewelry box in a few years, I'm thinking I should consider investing in the Cuties collection from Samantha's Charms. Designed by Samantha Freedman, a former attorney based in Boston, Cuties is a collection that includes necklaces and bracelets featuring animal charms in two sizes — a larger one for mommy and a smaller one for daughter. The matching bears, giraffes, ducks, elephants, and pigs come in 14k rose gold-plated, yellow gold-plated, and sterling silver, and range from $60 to $85 each. So what do you think about Samantha's take on mommy-daughter jewelry? Weigh in below!
You love your diamonds, so shouldn't your kiddies have some, too? According to Malaysia Pargo, one of the ladies on VH1's Basketball Wives LA and a mom to three kids all under the age of 4, the answer is "definitely." Pargo, along with celeb jewelry designer Jason Arasheben (who counts Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber among his fans), has just launched Three Beats Jewelry, a line exclusively for kids. What makes this tot jewelry collection different: it features iced-out diamond and gold necklaces and bracelets in the shape of PlayStation controllers and ice cream cones (the cone weighs in at 1.61 carats). So would you ever ice out your lil one? Let us know below.