And you thought your jewellery obligations were over with the engagement and wedding rings. Sorry!
This is your guide to the ever more popular – push presents.
Push Present – why do we do it?
Having a baby represents a very big change in many women’s lives.
Often treasured jobs are being put to the side, social lives are changing dramatically, and her body is going through quite a dramatic change.
In the way an engagement proposes a new life together, the push present is marking this new chapter of parenthood.
Most often gifted by the mother’s partner, push presents can also be gifted by the extended family.
What are partners buying for Push Presents?
Jewellery is overwhelming the most popular push present. A push present is worn as an adornment to celebrate parenthood.
Push Presents for your First Baby – Eternity Rings
The Eternity ring was traditionally an anniversary present, often celebrating 10 years of marriage. However as more and more couples marry later in life, or not at all, eternity rings are often now gifted the celebrate the birth of the first child.
Eternity rings were traditionally presented as symbols of everlasting love (which is why a genuine eternity ring has diamonds around the entire band and can not be resized).
What better way to celebrate eternal love than the birth of your first child? Eternity rings can be worn alongside other significant rings (wedding and engagement) or worn by themselves.
Push Present – Coloured Gemstones
A push present is deeply meaningful and often considered something that will be handed down to the child themselves when they are adults with families of their own.
The most popular trend right now is a move towards a coloured stand alone ring - a ring worn on a different finger to the wedding and engagement ring. Often couples are choosing a style or colour that has personal significance.
We are seeing more and more clients choose pink or blue stones to reflect the gender of the child.
Others are choosing colours that have significance to the mother, or father, or the family. The colour becomes part of the ring’s story, to be told as the child grows up.
The baby’s birth month is particularly meaningful to some couples when choosing a push present.
|June: Pearl or Alexandrite
|October: Tourmaline or Opal
|November: Topaz or Citrine
|December: Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise
Does a push present have to be a ring?
Not at all! Many women celebrate the arrival of a baby with a beautiful pair of earrings or a watch or necklace.
The important thing is that the gift is good quality and enduring. As long as your gift is given with love and admiration for the mother’s new journey, you’re on the right track.
Q – Do I still get a push present for a Cesarean birth?
A – In a word? Yes. Push Present is just a fun term for having your baby. Babies being born by C-section still qualify for push presents.
Q – Do I get a push present for every baby or just the first?
A – This is up to you. This author is the parent of multiple children. Honestly I have to say each pregnancy deserved celebration and we personally marked the arrival of each baby with a ring.
The children now discuss which ring celebrated their arrival and are delighted to see me wear ‘their’ ring and they often ask me to retell the story of their arrival.
Q – Does it have to be a ring?
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