Jewellery Gift Ideas for a Graduation

If a loved one is graduating this summer—whether from high school, college, or university—you might want to give them a gift that celebrates their milestone and recognises their significant achievement. Such gifts are typically sentimental, treasured by the recipient for many years. This is why jewellery makes such a popular graduation gift: it can be worn daily and serve as a lasting reminder of this special moment. If you’re seeking the perfect piece of graduation jewellery for a loved one, or even considering treating yourself after all your hard work, keep reading.
What type of jewellery makes the best graduation gift?
When choosing graduation jewellery, consider the recipient's lifestyle and potential career path. For instance, if they are entering the medical field or a physically demanding job that requires frequent use of their hands, a ring might not be the best option as it could be damaged or misplaced from constant removal. Additionally, unless they are passionate about statement jewellery or have a creative job, it's best to avoid ornate pieces. A graduation gift should be something they can wear daily and cherish for a lifetime.
What are the most common jewellery choices for a graduation gift?
Stud earrings and small pendant necklaces are ideal for the workplace, as they are subtle and suitable for a professional environment. Additionally, classic pieces like a tennis bracelet make excellent gifts due to their chic and timeless appeal. If you prefer to give a ring, consider a subtle half-eternity style that sits comfortably on the hand.
What types of metals and stones should I choose?
For graduation jewellery, it's best to stick to the classics. This gift not only shows your pride in their achievement but is also meant to be something they can wear in their new professional career. We recommend the following metals, gems, and designs:
Classic, chic, and timeless, pearls suit everyone. They are frequently used in professional jewellery, making them very workplace-friendly.
You can never go wrong with diamonds. They are subtle yet elegant, adding a touch of sophistication.
While ornate pieces with colored gemstones may not be the best for workplace wear, a simple pendant necklace featuring the recipient's birthstone offers daily wearability with a deeper meaning.
Pendant Necklaces 
A plain pendant necklace complements any outfit, making it a versatile addition to their jewellery collection.
Tennis Bracelets 
Tennis bracelets are classic and simple, seamlessly matching any attire.
Signet Rings 
Seen as symbols of status, signet rings make a perfect gift to congratulate someone on their achievement.
Stud Earrings 
Stud earrings are unobtrusive and suitable for most workplaces.
Precious Metals 
Any of the four precious metals — gold, silver, platinum, and palladium — are great choices. Each has its own benefits, so it's a matter of personal preference and what looks best on the recipient.
What graduation jewellery gifts are suitable for to give to men?
Jewellery makes a perfect graduation gift for anyone because a thoughtful piece is always a sentimental keepsake, regardless of gender. With changing fashion trends, men are increasingly wearing jewellery, making it a great gift option. Consider a simple signet ring in a metal that suits them, which they can wear daily. Alternatively, if they have pierced ears, a pair of plain solitaire studs is an excellent choice, as simple earrings are unlikely to interfere with any professional roles they may pursue.
Still trying to decide on a graduation jewellery gift?
Give your loved one the wonderful gift of choice with a Wongs Jewellers Gift Card. A gift card from us allows them to select their own piece, ensuring they find something they’ll cherish for a lifetime.