The appropriateness of a piece of jewelry has a lot to do with the age of the girl. For instance, it is not appropriate for a baby girl to wear dangling earrings. This is both a safety issue, and one of taste. In general, large gems and jewelry items are considered too adult for young girls to wear. Again, it is important to consider the activities a child participates in to determine if a genuine gemstone is appropriate, or if synthetic gemstones or even rhinestones would make more sense. If purchasing jewelry as a gift for someone else’s child, it may be wise to talk to the parents first to gauge the type of jewelry their child prefers as well the parents’ tastes and values.