Giving a baby a piece of jewelry to wear has been a long-established tradition in Asian culture over hundreds, if not thousands of years. Not only is it seen as a way to welcome the baby into the family, but it’s also an expression of love and protection from the elders.
- Gold jewelry as a baby gift and form of savings. Usually, these would be earring, necklaces, bracelets or anklets.
- Amulets for protection from evil or illness. These can look like simple red threads or include jade pendants or other types of charms.