jewelry graduation gifts

What graduation gift should you give?

The jewelry you select depends on your relationship with the graduate and what they are graduating from.

Graduation Cap Gemstones

What are they graduating from?

Few events in a person’s life match the importance of a high school or college graduation. For many, high school graduation represents the most significant step in life. If they attend a trade school or college, their graduation is a significant milestone.

A woman in a cap and gown wearing two stacked necklaces and a ring.

Your graduation gift should be meaningful and lasting

Choose jewelry that is special - this gift should be different or more expensive than you would get for occasions like birthdays and holidays.

Give a graduation gift that will last and they wouldn’t normally buy themselves. Not only should it be durable, but also consider a classic style so your graduate can wear your gift for decades.


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Four different classic necklaces and two rings on a graduation cap

What's the best jewelry to give for graduation?

Engraved jewelry or pearls are a graduation gift, but these are just the beginning!

  • If they are embarking upon a professional career, consider a graduation gift of a necklace or earrings with conservative styling.
  • If they more casual with an artistic flair, consider beaded jewelry, jewelry with curves or that's asymmetrical.
  • If you're not sure what to get, diamond stud earrings are a great graduation gift.

If you chose a ring, make sure it’s good quality, so it lasts for many years.

Pear and Sapphire Diamond Halo Necklace

How much should I spend on my graduation gift?

This depends upon how close you are to your graduate and what you are comfortable spending. Generally, an aunt and uncle will spend less, godparents more, and the parents the most by far.

Sometimes the most treasured gift for the graduate comes from their grandparents. Grandparents should spend according to their means, while understanding the importance of this special occasion.

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