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Rings denote a complete circle of life. When a family elder gifts ring to children of a family, it symbolises the inclusion of the younger ones into the family structure. But, over the centuries, with growing beliefs came many myths. Are you aware of any of the myths around baby rings? Through this article, we would share some myths around baby rings and also tell you the reality behind those myths.

Myth 1: Don’t gift pearls to children set on rings

Since ancient times, many civilizations believed, pearls bring tears to their wearer. Young babies must not be gifted pearls; so, goes the saying.

Therefore, the wearer must buy pearls with a small amount of money from the one gifting it to them.

So, gifting rings to babies made of pearls is just fine as we know they are not mermaid tears. There is another myth, that a pearl on the little finger can calm the wearer’s mind. With a positive myth also doing rounds, which would you preferably believe?

Myth 2: Spoil a baby’s fate, by gifting them freckled diamonds

Earlier diamonds were believed to be formed from those stones which could capture lightning.

But lightning and diamonds were found to be two very different things later. A diamond with darker coloured impurities actually looks gorgeous.

Any freckled piece of diamond is incapable of bringing misfortune to its bearer. They are simply beautiful condensed carbon with other elemental impurities. Thus, gifting it to a baby as a ring is just not thus fine. 

Myth 3: Warding off Evil by gifting an infant a ring

Contrary to the belief, an infant ring with an evil eye staring at the world won’t solve anyone’s problems.

If someone is not feeling right about your baby, the problem is in their energy levels. A dead stone for an eye can bring no protection to its wearer.

Myth 4: Opals bring bad luck when set on an infant ring

Since opals are soft stones, they were not very visibly worn earlier, & so it gathered a bad name- a stone meant for no ordinary human.

But now it is widely found & hence, gifting it as an infant ring can bring no harm but only create beautiful memories.

Myth 5: Do not gift a dead man’s ring to a newborn

If the man did not die a natural and peaceful death, or if the ring was forcibly extracted from a dying man, do not make baby rings out of it.

However, a baby ring could be an heirloom or something that belonged to his/her immediate family.

Such possessions can never harm a child for sure.


Myths and superstitions cast fears. Listening to them in this age of science & reasoning is never wise unless there is some strong reason to believe it. However, reading about them is not bad at all. Baby rings and infant rings can be any, as long as it is comfortable for the baby, and is of the right size and shape. 


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