Inspiring our children's imagination through dress up

Inspiring our children's imagination through dress up

One of the most enchanting things you can see as a parent is your child dressing up as their favourite storybook or movie character.

And what is better than putting on Mummy's clothes and jewellery?

Here at Bo + Bala we want to encourage  role play and dressing up and have a super sweet collection for little lovers of fairies and princesses!

Our Wishing Wand collection features 3 different wand designs - Star, Heart or Flower (Beauty).

Make sure you enter our Queens Birthday Best Dressed Queen competition!








Why choose sterling silver jewellery?

Why choose sterling silver jewellery?

Why sterling silver jewellery for babies and children?

All of our beautiful creations are made from 925 sterling silver, an alloy that contains 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals that add sturdiness to the designs.  All of our pieces are free from nickel, which is known to cause skin allergies. 

Silver jewellery is a practical choice

Sterling silver is nearly hypoallergenic and completely safe for children.  

Silver jewellery makes the ideal gift for children as it is beautiful, long lasting and silver is a fantastic investment. 

A child will quickly outgrow shoes, clothes and toys but jewellery lasts forever.  Even when she outgrows it, she can keep it in her jewellery box as a memento. 

Jewellery is unique and little bit magical.

There's something magical about jewellery.  I remember always wanting to peek inside my own mother's jewellery box to see her collection of old broaches, rings, necklaces and other antiquities, many of them handed down from her mother.

Little fashionistas and 'mini-mes' love jewellery!

If you are a mother (or a grandmother or any caregiver for that matter), then you will be familiar with how much our little girls model after us.  Jewellery, nail varnish (or felt tip pens anyone?) are all highly coveted by young girls and quality, well crafted sterling silver jewellery is a tasteful and contemporary gift that will satisfy even the hardest to please little magpie. 

Sterling silver is affordable

Sterling silver is more suited to younger children, not only in terms of its appearance but also in terms of the cost.  As a mum to an 8 year old girl, Mia, I am very familiar with her frequently losing or misplacing things.  And while they may take every care to look it, there is always the risk it will be lost or misplaced.  The good thing about choosing sterling silver jewellery is that it's a more affordable option for children and whilst not cheap like costume or ‘junk’ jewellery, it is a great option when you are searching for that special birthday or Christmas gift.

We hope you enjoy the Bo + Bala range, designed in NZ for children!  

Miranda x

Jewellery makes the perfect gift for girls and babies…

Jewellery makes the perfect gift for girls and babies…

We all know that feeling…a friend has had a beautiful baby or it’s her first birthday party.  You’ve left the gift shopping to the last minute and only have a few days to come up with ‘the perfect gift’.

Jewellery is a gift of longevity and durability 

Quality jewellery is more than a gift with a short life span, like a book or a toy.  It is a keepsake that will last the distance and hold precious memories until that little girl is all grown up, possibly with her own little girl in the future.

 In today’s throwaway society, there is far too much single use, short life span product available.  It may look colourful and shiny on the day, but unless it is something truly special, it will inevitably be handed on or sold or even thrown away with a year or two.

Choosing an item of jewellery such as a bracelet, necklace or a charm bracelet gives your gift longevity.  If your child outgrows the bracelet or necklace, additional sterling silver links can be added by a jeweller at a later stage.  We will also be stocking larger chains later this year so your girl’s favourite pieces can be extended and worn again and again.

Benefits of sterling silver jewellery

Sterling silver is renowned for it’s durability, it’s shine and also for its non -hyper allergenic properties.  It was even believed that silver can help to reduce anxiety.  

Studies are inconclusive and much is linked to the power of belief and mental suggestion, but there are distinct health benefits to wearing silver jewellery. Sterling silver has now surpassed gold in its popularity as a metal base for jewellery due to a combination of price, value, and appearance.

Sterling silver is a 100% non-reactive metal

No nickel is found in the composition of sterling silver, which therefore makes it one of the most non-reactive varieties of precious metals currently in existence. Sterling silver with more than 92.5% silver can be placed in direct contact with the skin without triggering any adverse side effects. Which naturally makes it an excellent jewellery option for those individuals who may possess very sensitive skin, especially babies and young children.

Quality jewellery that will last the distance of time

Bo + Bala offers a range of affordable, quality high end sterling silver jewellery, designed in New Zealand for baby girls and young girls.  Each piece has been thoughtfully created with children in mind: their spontaneity, their innocence and vitality for life.

Bo + Bala jewellery is a timeless keepsake for that special little girl in your life, to be cherished forever.

We hope you enjoy your Bo + Bala jewellery as much as we did creating it!

Miranda xx