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Best Play Jewelry for Kids


Pretend play is a vital part of a child’s life. And while most people think of toy food or career sets such as doctor’s kits and construction sets are the only option, playing dress-up is another important aspect of imaginative play. Some children love to dress up as princesses, which includes having fun jewelry to accessorize and make the outfit complete. Check out our top picks for the best play jewelry for kids. 

With 48 pieces, there’s something for every little princess in this kids’ play jewelry set. Please note that this set is rated for children as young as three.

Little ones will love the sparkly charms on each piece in this kids’ play jewelry set. Best of all, the jewelry is nickel-free and hypoallergenic, making it a safe choice for children with sensitive skin.

This kids’ play jewelry set comes with 36 adjustable rings, each with a different charm. The rings come in an adorable heart-shaped box with a window lid. And the price makes this an economical gift choice for any child and any occasion.

With this kids’ play jewelry set, you’ll get six stretchy bead bracelets that can fit a wide range of ages and wrists. Each bracelet looks different, making it a great option for party favors for a birthday party.

Each set within this kids’ play jewelry set features a matching bracelet and necklace. This set is rated safe for children 5 years and up. This set is also ideal for gifting.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is play jewelry safe for children?

Assuming that you’re buying play jewelry from reputable vendors, the answer is yes. Play jewelry should be made from non-toxic materials such as BPA-free plastic, and paints that are free from harsh ingredients. Make sure that you’re picking jewelry that’s age-appropriate for your child.  Most pretend jewelry is made from plastic, metal, or a combination. This includes jewelry with charms or faux stones in them. Always check the jewelry before your kids play with them to ensure that there aren’t any loose stones or peeling paint. 

2. Can play jewelry also be worn during other times?

This is going to depend on the type of play jewelry that you select. Some princess sets might feature pieces like tiaras or dangly earrings that may not be practical for everyday wear, unless your child is quite adventurous. However, sometimes, you can find cute plastic jewelry like beaded necklaces and bracelets which can transition from playtime to regular days. 

3. How do I pick the right play jewelry set?

Look for age-appropriate jewelry sets. If you have a young toddler who’s prone to putting everything they touch in their mouths, look for a jewelry set with large pieces. If you have a child who’s particularly rough on their toys, you might want to avoid jewelry sets with fragile pieces like a more delicate princess set with tiaras. In addition to being mindful about the set’s construction, think about what would appeal most to your child. Some jewelry sets are comprehensive and come with all the major jewelry categories (i.e. bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings) and others focus exclusively on one type of jewelry. 

4. How durable is play jewelry?

This depends on the jewelry you buy and your child’s behavior. If you and your child take care of their play jewelry, it should last a long time before you need to replace it. But if you have a child who’s rough on their toys, it may be a good idea not to invest too much into a play jewelry set, though it’s important to think about the quality of the set. Consider how the jewelry is stored between uses, and whether the contents are delicate versus those designed to withstand more activity.

About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.