And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. ...
... Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. ~ Mark 10:13-16 ESV
Children are not only a blessed gift of God, but their innocence and purity is most pleased by the almighty. This is the reason why it is said that God listens to the prayer of children more quickly as compared to adults, because they are the pure and innocent.
Parents and guardians often get religious jewelry for their children based on a belief that it will be a symbol that will protect, guide, and spiritually nurture the child all throughout life. There are various religious occasions and ceremonies in a child's life that hold a special significance in his or her life.
In Christianity, these include the sacrament of baptism, confirmation and the first holy communion. There is customized jewelry for all these occasions for children, that can be a very thoughtful and memorable gift for them, it is something that they'll cherish all their life. Have a look at some of the most popular and must have religious jewelry for kids.
Popular Religious Jewelry for Children
It is such a wonderful feeling to look back years later at the gifts you received while your baptism or your confirmation. Among the popular gift choices, a piece of religious jewelry is considered to be the most ideal option. It is thoughtful, it is elegant, it is precious, and it is there forever!
These necklaces come with the cross pendant in gold and sterling silver. If you want you can also engrave some diamonds or the birthstone of the child. There are also guardian angel necklaces or the pendants of Virgin Mary.
If you go for silver ones, then there are various color combination available as well. Pink for girls and blue for boys. There are some websites that also have pendants made in white gold with some unique designs like that of the Bible, the Holy Spirit, praying hands, or the religious nail.
When it comes to bracelets, there are various options that are available, both for girls and boys. Speaking of girls, there are bracelets with some bright colors and funky appearances that can be ideal as religious gifts.
Sterling silver bracelets are gaining popularity day by day. There are various designs and patterns, with colorful beaded bracelets in demand. These bracelets come with cross, angels, and the Holy Dove. You can also engrave some of the blessed words in the bracelet.
An example for the same would be, "Jesus Loves You" or "Love Never Fails". Another popular choice is the Ten Commandments Bracelet which has ten tablets hanging from its loop, with the 10 commandments engraved on them.
It is advisable to take rings in gold as silver tends to get oxidized with time and may lose its charm. There are various floral designs and color available with the center of the flower with a religious symbol like a cross, Virgin Mary, Jesus, guardian angel, or the Holy Dove.
You also get these rings with a birthstone in different sizes and shapes. Engraving a verse or your kid's name, along with the date of the ceremony is also something that you can do!
So before you go for a piece of jewelry for your little boy or girl, remember that the main motive for that jewelry is to imbibe a sense of belonging to the religion by building a strong bond on the basis of faith and trust in God. The symbols, phrases and images that you choose would mean a lot to your kid for his or her lifetime.
So make sure you select something that makes his/her relationship with God stronger from the childhood itself. If your existence is based on your religious and spiritual upbringing, and want your kids to start bonding with God from now on too, then there is nothing better than giving them a piece of God's blessings in the form of jewelry. God bless.