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Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 4:47 pm
Has anyone heard of the custom to give baby girls gold earrings with turquoise? I read about it in a book about the shtetl and I’m curious if the custom is still around in any communities/families.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 5:02 pm
Never heard of this
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small bean




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 5:04 pm
What was the reason for it? Just curious
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bigsis144




 
 
 
 

Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 5:17 pm
When I think of turquoise, I think of the Ayin Hara charms common among sefardim (aaaand also non-Jewish cultures from the same area, that always made me uncomfortable regarding its authenticity as a Jewish custom)

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amother




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Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 5:21 pm
REd ribbon
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amother




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Post  Mon, Feb 17 2020, 5:30 pm
Exactly—it was a custom to protect against the ayin hora. (There was also a custom for gold earrings without turquoise.) Another ayin hora custom was a red ribbon tied to the wrist, like mentioned above.
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amother




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Post  Sun, Mar 01 2020, 7:44 am
the red ribbon we do in our family its supposed to be one from kever rochel. since my kids refuse red ribbon we put them on a red necklace. which I was told is best if its a real ruby but was to hard to get cheap for my kids to wear everyday. My mother told me that she heard that red is a color that is bright and stands out and that the point is that people should focus on theneclace and not the beautiful children
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FranticFrummie




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Mar 01 2020, 9:48 am
I don't know the background of the minhag, but gold and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. I like it much better than turquoise and silver.
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