A Guide to Sizing Children's Jewellery
A Guide to sizing Children's Jewellery
At Uneak Boutique our Kids Jewellery collection is one of our best selling departments. We stock a huge range of children's jewellery from kids rings to kids bracelets along with our popular range of kids stud earrings. Children vary greatly in size, just like adults, so sizing children's jewellery can be difficult and really depends on the size and build of a child, rather than just the age. In some cases a small baby or toddler can have bigger fingers or wrists than a slender ten year old, as babies can be chubby until they grow up, so although we try to offer some guidance with kid’s jewellery sizing, it is only a guide rather than a rule of thumb. Hopefully, our comprehensive guide to sizing and buying kids jewellery, will make it a little easier for customers shopping online.
Our kid’s rings are very popular and we sell hundreds every year of girls and boys rings. As kids get bigger, they start to copy adults and want to emulate them in the things they wear for example like styles of clothing and jewellery. Real silver rings, rather than plastic or toy versions, seem to be very appealing to young children but sizing can be difficult without being properly measured at a jewellers or by using a ring gauge. It can be challenging to estimate a child’s ring size but to give you an idea of sizes, the most popular kids ring sizes we sell are a size 48 which is a UK size I and a 50 which is a UK size K. The chart below shows the European number sizes at the top of the chart and which UK letter sizes they correspond to below.
The ring size chart shows the smallest kids rings size we stock is a dainty size 44 which is a UK size F but this size is tiny and would really only be suitable for children with tiny frames. Most people buy children’s rings for kids aged 3+ as we don’t recommend them for children under three. Sizes 44 to 46 are at the smaller end of the scale, whilst 47 and 48 are midway sizes and 49 to 51 are the slightly larger ring sizes for children. Often a child’s ring will fit the middle finger and will move down to the ring finger, and then even to the little finger as the child grows for maximum wear. It can be difficult to get it right first time as children’s fingers can be a little chubbier when they are smaller and slim down as they grown. We find it’s always best to buy a child’s ring a little bigger so they have a bit more room in the ring size as they grow.
Please note, as with buying anything sized like clothes or shoes, ring sizes vary from supplier to supplier. So a size K from one supplier may vary slightly to another. For example a ring from a European supplier in a size 50 which is the equivalent to a UK size K, may be a slightly different in size to a USA supplier who also sells a similar ring in a size 5 which is their equivalent to a UK size K. It's just like shoes. Not all size 6's fit the same as they vary from store to store. The style of the ring has a major impact too depending of the thickness of the band. It can be tricky to get the fit right first time but we'll always to our best to assist you in finding the perfect size for your child. Please contact us for further help and advice if needed or better still, get your child's fingers measured free in a jewellery store so you know exactly what size to buy.
Our chart below shows the full range of available ring sizes from kids to adults sizes and converts them from European number sizes to British letter sizes.
Or take a look at our chart below for measuring rings using a diameter guide. Measure with a ruler the internal dimensions of an existing ring to find your ring size. For any in-between measurements, always go up a size.
As well as kids rings we also sell many silver lockets for kids. Lockets make beautiful keepsakes as christening jewellery or for special occasions such as birthdays or wedding jewellery for flower girls. Most of our children’s lockets come with sterling silver chains which are either 14 inches or 16 inches. Our D for diamond kid’s lockets usually come with 14 inch chains but again the lengths of an item are detailed in the product description. The size of our lockets is also listed in the product description and if you’re unsure of the size, it’s always best to measure out the size of the locket on a piece of paper to get an idea of scale. Most of our children’s lockets are very dainty and small in size so they are suitable for the small frame of a child.
Lockets can be a little stiff to open up at first but the catches do loosen off over time. A photograph can be placed in all of our children’s lockets although the photo would need to be very small on some of our locket designs. Wherever possible we give an idea of scale in our photos so that customers can get a better understanding of the actual size of the locket before purchasing.
Sizing Children's Bracelets
When choosing a child’s bracelet we always recommend that you measure the child’s wrist before purchasing a bracelet or bangle and always allow an extra cm just to be sure. Most of our girl’s bracelets measure between 5.5 inches and 6 inches and some are adjustable in length. A lot of our children’s silver bangles and in particular our D for diamond bangles, are adjustable in size and these dimensions are listed in the product descriptions. We often recommend the following sizes for children’s bracelets:
- 3 to 5 yrs old – 5 to 5.5 inches (14cm)
- children 5 to 9 - around 6 inches (15.5cm)
- children 9 to early teens - 6.5 inches (16cm)
Again this is just a rough guide so it’s always best to measure the size of the child’s wrists.
Children’s Necklaces and Pendants
Most of our children’s pendants come with sterling silver chains which are either 14 inches or 16 inches. Our D for diamond kid’s necklaces and pendants are usually 14 inches but again the lengths of an item are detailed in the product description. The size of our pendants is also listed in the product description and if you’re unsure of the size, it’s always best to measure the size of the pendant out on a piece of paper to get an idea of scale. Most of our children’s pendants and pendants on necklaces are very dainty and small in size so they are suitable for frame of a child.
Keep Kids Safe
Please keep your children safe and follow our Children’s jewellery care guidelines:
- Items should only be for short periods of time and not exceed 24 hours.
- Jewellery should not be worn over-night or when sleeping.
- We cannot recommend that jewellery be given to children under the age of 3.
- Many items of jewellery contain small parts and therefore present a choking hazard.
- Our kids earrings are not recommended for the initial healing period/ after piercing.
To clean children’s jewellery use a soft dry cloth or a special jewellery cloth. To bring the sparkle back to silver or gemstones just use warm water, washing up liquid and a soft toothbrush. Just gently soak the gemstones and settings in the soapy water, then brush inside the back of the setting and around the gemstone and rinse off with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. For more information on caring for your jewellery visit our Jewellery Care Guide.
If you have any questions or queries with regards to our guide to sizing children’s jewellery please email us at email@example.com