Many people have little idea of the size of their wrist, ankle or neck when buying a baby or child’s jewelry.
Since children are very different in size, especially with regard to the wrist and ankle, use this guide, which gives average sizes with some give and take when buying a baby bracelet, children’s bracelet, youth bracelet, necklace or anklet.
Let’s start with baby bracelets. If possible, buy a baby bracelet with a growth extension, because babies are growing so fast in that first year and you want your gift to last as long as possible.
Newborn bracelet: A bracelet for a newborn should have at least 12 cm plus extension.
Toddler bracelet: approx. 13 cm
Bracelet for preschool children: approx. 14 cm
Children’s bracelet for children from 5 to 10 years: 15 cm
Tweenager bracelet: 16 cm
Youth bracelet: 17 cm – 18 cm
Children’s chains can also be purchased in different lengths with extensions, but here’s a general guide:
Baby chain: 30.5 cm
Toddler chain: 33 cm
Preschool chain: 35.6 cm
Children’s necklace for children from 5 to 10 years: 38.1 cm to 40.6 cm
Tweenager necklace: 40.6 cm to 43.2 cm
Teenage necklace: 46 cm
Children’s anklets sometimes have extensions for growth, but if they are looser, this extension is less important. Anklets that are slightly draped over the top foot or tied neatly around the ankle look great.
Newborn Anklet: Baby (up to 12 months) Anklet: 5.5 “(14 cm)
Anklet for preschool children: 18 cm
Children’s anklet for children from 5 – 10: 8 “(20.3 cm)
Tweenager’s anklet: 23 cm
Anklet for teenagers: 26 cm
If the child is tall for their age, allow another centimeter. Also, when buying baby or child bracelets that are chunky, like European style pearls or pearls, you should allow another half an inch in length.
Buying baby and child earrings is easier because they hardly differ in size, except that they are generally smaller than adult earrings and the bars are slightly shorter than adult ones. The thickness of an earlobe hardly changes during childhood. Just make sure that the earrings themselves have no sharp edges. Look for baby and child earrings in a size that doesn’t overwhelm the earlobe. Earrings bought for schoolchildren should be small and unobtrusive and preferably no hoops.
Source by Jennifer M Gregory