Graduation is a momentous occasion that signals the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.
Whether you’re celebrating the graduation of a daughter, sister, niece, or friend, you know this celebration deserves a meaningful gift that she can carry out of the classroom and into the dream job, big-city internship, or prestigious graduate program—really, anywhere life takes her.
How to Pick Out the Perfect Graduation Gift
From Our Founder and Jewelry Expert, Kena Treadway
While everyone’s tastes are different, there are certain pieces that I personally tend to gravitate towards when I’m feeling sentimental. When I’m thinking back to my milestone moments in life, I usually find myself picking up the more traditional pieces in my jewelry box: pearls, stones, and charms. I’m from the South, so my first choice is either my pearls or a locket.
One of the most important things to consider when shopping for a graduation gift is how personal you wish to be.
Ideally, the goal is to select a gift that holds sentimental value, an item whose beauty and value are reflective of the significance of the event.
This doesn’t mean that every necklace or ring necessarily needs an inscription on it. However, there should always be some sort of implicit meaning behind each item gifted as a celebration of this great accomplishment. You want your gift to not only congratulate them on all their hard work but inspire them to continue striving for success.
Shop the Curated Selection
With so many options available, it can be challenging to find a grad gift that is both unique and timeless, stylish and long-lasting.
We’ve made it easy for you. Kena has compiled a list of meaningful and memorable jewelry gifts that we believe represent the unique circumstances of graduation: a moment worth capturing in time.
To commemorate this occasion, we suggest choosing one (or more!) jewelry pieces from this carefully curated collection. They will serve as symbols of achievement, success, and good luck, talismans they can keep with them as they transition into their new post-grad life.
Many Forms of Graduation
While graduation from high school or college is an accomplishment we note with tangible documentation, it’s not the only time we “graduate” through life stages. No matter your age, you will find yourself passing goalposts and symbolically graduating—the end of a job that no longer serves you, getting a promotion, or starting your own business, just to name a few examples.
For some people, the term “graduation” may have associations with other major life changes such as the end of a lengthy cancer treatment, getting married, or welcoming a new baby. These are all sentimental experiences that mark the shift from one season of life to the next and inevitably change the emotional landscape of our lives.
Whatever you are celebrating, be it joyful or emotional, don’t forget to enjoy the moment you are in right now. Make memories. Take lots of photos. Life is short, and if you don’t take the time to slow down and stay in the moment, you might just miss it. There are plenty of experiences in my life that I wish I had been more present. So my key piece of advice is to focus on the journey more and the destination less.
Take the time to choose a heartfelt, rare piece of jewelry that suits the occasion.
All of the following choices are ideal for a daughter, sister, or friend celebrating a meaningful accomplishment. Keep scrolling to view our curated selection of sentimental Few Made pieces, perfect for daily wear or upscale graduation celebrations.
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