If you've experienced the joy of holding a baby girl in your arms, you know just how precious they are - and how much you love them! Whether your girls are newborns or all grown up, it's never too late to thinking about the special things you can pass onto them when the time is right, or the precious jewels you can purchase for them now to pass on to their own little ones. Keep reading for all you need to know about family heirloom jewellery and the pieces we recommend for you.
Why is Jewellery Considered an Heirloom
When I was younger, I fondly remember peering into my mother's jewellery box while she was getting ready for a night out. 'What's this one?' I'd ask, holding up something sparkling and shiny. Most women I know share similar memories, whether it be wiht heir mum, grandmother, or even an older sister. There's something so special about sharing pretty things with the women you love. So, why is it that jewellery is considered such a precious heirloom gift?
Heirlooms are items that stand the test of time, passed down from generation to generation. Jewellery is the perfect heirloom as it usually comes wiht a story - maybe it was an engagement ring, an anniversary gift, or a specially chosen piece to celebrate a milestone. It's also unique in that it can be used daily and taken wiht you - unlike other heirlooms like paintings or furniture - jewellery can be worn by each new owner. How special to look down at that heirloom diamond bracelet and remember it on the wrist of your mum, nanna or other relative!
If you're thinking about pieces that you can pass on to your daughters, it's important to select the right ones. While you might fall in love with a cheap necklace from a trinket website, chances are it's not going to last long enough to be passed down to your daughter. Heirloom jewellery needs to lsat for generations, which is why it's important to invest in quality fine jewellery pieces - like Palomino Jewels ;). When you purchase a piece of fine jewellery, you're not just buying something for yourself - you're making an investment in the lives of your daughters and the generations that follow.
Solid gold pieces with natural gemstones are much more durable than any semi-fine or demi-fine pieces you may have, and will retian their natural shine and sparkle when your daughter is your age. Fine jewellery is able to be resized as needed and polished to perfection with that newly bought shine - so, if you're planning on passing down a Palomino piece to your daughter, bring it in for a free clean and polish and it'll look as good as new!
The Perfect Jewellery to Hand Down to Your Little Ones
Aside from jewellery you purchase for yourself to later hand down, hav eyou ever thought about special pieces for your little ones that they can pass on to their daughters? While you might consider an heirloom jewel is something for an older daughter to consider, it's never too early to invest in your precious ones.
Our personal favourites are these gorgeous Star Stud Earrings, the perfect gift for your daughter when she first gets her ears pierced. These petite studs look darling on little ears, and will be just as stunning as she grows into them. Plus, can you imagine the great story it will make if she then gives them to her daughter when she gets her ears pierced? You could start a fabulous tradition with a pair of heirloom earrings that last for generations to come.
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Featured: Palomino Jewels Horseshoe Diamond Stud Earrings in 18ct Yellow Gold and Horsebit and Diamond Continuous Necklace in 18ct Yellow Gold
If your daughter is past the petite stage, you can still celebrate her achievements and milestones now - she's still your baby, after all! Perhaps your daughter is graduating from school or university soon? Maybe she is getting married or having her first child? Or, are they experiencing the joy of tending to her mare while she births her first foal? The gift of jewels never goes out of fashion, and is made even more special when gifted by her mum to commemorate a special event.
Heirloom Jewellery to Wear Everyday
Our extensive range of country fine jewellery is designed to wear every day and perfect for a range of occasions. If you're celebrating a love of country, an heirloom necklace or or pair of earrings in the form of a Palomino, Hereford or Merino might be the way to go. After something a little more feminine? Pearl earrings are effortlessly classy and extra special - nothing's too good for your little one, right? And we won't judge if you get the matching necklace for yourself! Whether it's an heirloom necklace, bracelet or earrings you're after, we've got you covered - view our full range here, and start the tradition now.