Whether you’re looking for a birthday present, a First Communion gift, or just an everyday token to show how much you care, a gift of jewelry is an age-old representation of the love between the gift giver and the recipient. If you’re trying to find the perfect jewelry for the special child in your life, their personality should show through in whatever you ultimately choose.

First impressions are important, and the jewelry we wear plays a major role in how people perceive us. As a general rule, children can wear more brightly colored or “fun”-looking pieces than their older counterparts, but the same impressions will still hold true across the ages.

If your child has a bright, bubbly personality, then look for jewelry that reflects that part of their identity! Fun earrings, pendant necklaces, and bright or flashy rings help to convey a fun, outgoing attitude.

If your child is a flower child in every sense of the word—someone who loves spending time outside, someone who is quiet and natural and down to earth—look for jewelry that includes flowers or butterflies. Earth tones and muted colors will also help show the sweet, simple side of their personality.

For the child who loves the classic elegance in everyday life, look for simple, timeless pieces that would look classy and understated at any age. Try pearl or stud earrings, or uncomplicated necklaces that are quiet and elevated—pieces that your child could wear for the rest of their lives.

If your child is always looking for magic in the most mundane, everyday tasks, then lean into that sense of excitement and whimsy. Pendant necklaces with cute and quirky designs can become a treasured part of your child’s jewelry box, as can charm bracelets with lots of little hidden secrets!

In addition to reflecting their personality, make sure that the jewelry you pick out also suits their overall tone and appearance. Everyone knows that different pieces will draw the eye towards different parts of your child’s face and frame, so try and highlight what it is that makes your child so beautiful.

Your child’s skin tone can be determined in a number of ways, but one of the most popular is the vein test. Find a spot like the wrist where your child’s veins can be clearly seen, and decide whether their veins have more of a blue or green undertone. If the veins on your child’s wrist have a blue undertone, then they have a cool skin tone—if green, then they have a warm tone. If your child has a cool skin tone, look for jewelry in silver, platinum, and rose or white gold. Jewel tones that work with cool skin include blue, purple, pink and red. If your child has a warm skin tone, then go for the gold. Bronze, copper, and pewter will also look gorgeous with their coloring, and keep an eye out for jewel tones in turquoise, orange and yellow.