This is perfect for the vintage and antique baby! These adorable Mrs. Day Ideal Baby Shoes comes with the original box and the original directions! They are in beautiful vintage condition along within the same family comes a stunning 10k yellow gold baby ring in the original box from The Edwardian era. (1895-1915) This ring has beautiful milgraining all the way around and it comes in the original box. Both of these came from the same family as the baby ring was handed down for the next generations. Both are beautiful.

About Baby Jewelry:

   Baby's first piece of gold jewelry is usually a slim gold band that almost looks like a wedding ring. A long time ago the baby ring or some other piece of jewelry for an infant was included in a gift box that was given to new mothers as they were leaving the hospital. If it was a home birth the local welcome wagon would take a basket of baby things including a baby ring, baby bracelet or some other inexpensive piece of gold jewelry to the house. The merchants of the town sponsored the packages as part of their advertising budget. The local jewelers were not about miss out on this opportunity to introduce their lines of infant jewelry to the public.

   Sometimes heirloom infant jewelry is passed from one generation to the next with the heirloom piece getting more ornate with each baby that comes along. Another keepsake jewelry tradition is to start baby out with a simple gold chain and a single pearl presented at the time of baby's baptismal or christening ceremony often accompanied by a bonnet or hanky to go with the baby's special christening outfit.


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