Jewelry is more than just functional or a dust-catcher on a shelf — it holds a memory of a time to be cherished. Keepsakes like framed photos or a coffee maker for the rising college freshman may sound like a good idea, but they will never hold a special, lasting place in someone's life the way a piece of fine jewelry will. Something they can hold, touch, wear, and interact with for years to come is worth more than any other gift — even for something as much-needed as caffeine! As simple as a pair of diamond studs or as evocative as a class ring, the special graduate in your life will recall their school days every time they wear your thoughtful and heartfelt gift of fine jewelry.
Set Up For Success
Regardless of the occupation your graduate intends to choose, interviews will be a part of the hiring process, and making a good first impression is key. Gift your graduate with fine jewelry to help them take the next step in their professional career. Pearls in particular are wonderful accessories for a woman going into the workforce, as they impart a sophisticated and polished appearance — perfect for interviews, conferences, speaking engagements, and everyday fashion. Pearl stud earrings and short necklaces are elegant, but to break tradition a bit, spring for the more rare golden South Sea pearls or deep blue-green Tahitian pearls.
Keep Up the Class
The tradition of class rings goes back to ancient times, when Egyptians would wear rings to show their association to a particular group, be it religion, class, or shared belief. The idea of wearing jewelry remained for millenia, making its way through the military and becoming a point of pride for graduates of West Point Military Academy as they wore class rings to recall the honor and cause of their education, career, and beyond. Now class rings are available for every high school and college. The best way to get your class ring is to shop locally, as our Mundelein area shop has all the logos, symbols, and colors you need to to create the class ring of your dreams!
What's Your Name, Again?
Customized jewelry is a lovely gift for almost any occasion, and graduation is no different. Whether it's your graduate's name, graduating year, initials, or a meaningful word or phrase, a customized gift will bring them joy and memories for years to come. Customized jewelry has a second, secret superpower: whether it's the first day of college or the inaugural day of a job or internship, those who wear their names or initials as a necklace are more likely to be remembered, skipping over those awkward moments of "what did you say your name was?" Give them a lasting first impression and some name recognition with a monogram necklace to boost their confidence and make your graduate comfortable no matter where they go!