Jewelry Gift Guide for Graduation

No graduate is too young or too old to appreciate a meaningful and lasting keepsake.

Four Fun Ideas for the Youngest Set

They're moving on from elementary, middle or junior high school. So keep it fun:
  1. Heart-shaped pendants, small lockets or pendants with her favorite animal are sure to delight
  2. Thrill her by starting or adding to a charm bracelet
  3. Engrave a small, personalized piece
  4. Give athletes a sports watch, one with a team logo or a watch with a colorful band

Five Milestone Gifts for High School Grads

Match the magnitude of the occasion with a lasting token from you:
  1. Engrave a personalized pendant necklace with names, dates, initials or inspirational sayings
  2. Look for a pendant necklace or charm in the shape of a mortarboard cap
  3. Kickstart a jewelry wardrobe with timeless stud earrings, or a solitaire birthstone necklace or ring
  4. Don't forget a class ring, perhaps engraved with their initials or graduation date
  5. A more serious, classic watch they'll own for years to come

Four Adult-Worthy Gifts for College Graduates

Celebrate their new-found independence with something they can appreciate for years:
  1. Classic jewelry like sophisticated diamond stud earrings or a diamond solitaire necklace
  2. Consider a simple strand of pearls
  3. Find a birthstone piece like a colorful necklace or ring
  4. Give a well-made watch from Citizen, Bulova or Coach

Four Ways to Honor Advanced Degree Graduates

Take your celebrant's life stage and career into consideration when searching for a meaningful gift:
  1. Opt for jewelry she can wear to work in law or business, like classic pearl strands or a delicate pendant
  2. Celebrate with diamonds, such as a necklace or earrings with a solitaire diamond
  3. Go classic professional for men and women with an important watch from Movado or Tissot
  4. Aim for practical for new doctors and nurses, like simple stud earrings or a graceful pendant necklace. Vets might enjoy an animal-themed necklace

Remember, choose for age, life stage and personal style, and your jewelry gift will continue to give pleasure for years to come.

Count on Zales to be There for Milestone Moments

We've been helping our guests celebrate important moments for almost 100 years! Find a vast selection of gifts for graduates of any age or life stage online at Or stop by your local Zales retail store and talk with a knowledgable jewelry consultant. Either way, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your favorite graduate!

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