Sweet Sixteen Gift Giving Guide

This is a milestone moment! We'll help you with stylish suggestions for the perfect sweet 16 gift!


Birthstones are a great gift for a sweet 16. Choose classic designs in sterling silver or 10K or 14K gold, set with her birthstone. Styles range from simple birthstone stud earrings, to a classic drop pendant necklace – even a birthstone fashion ring or bracelet. There is a lot of meaning in birthstones and they are the perfect tribute to the sweet 16 year old.

Sweet 16 Necklace

You can honor the birthday girl with a necklace pendent on a chain featuring the number "16" or "Sweet 16" to help commemorate the milestone. A medallion pendant engraved with her name and the date of her 16th birthday is also a thoughtful choice.

Simple Fine Jewelry

Many girls have not started their finer jewelry collection by 16. This is the perfect opportunity to give something simple yet meaningful and lasting like a pair of small diamond stud earrings, or a simple pendant necklace in 10K or 14K gold. Styles in sterling silver are also lovely.

Go Whimsical

Does she have a favorite animal? This can allow you to get creative by incorporating it into a piece of jewelry. Maybe she loves dogs, cats, pandas or any number of animals. Does she have a favorite character or special hobbies? These are other ways you can get creative with a piece of jewelry to make her sweet 16 special.

Just Make It Special

Her Sweet 16 is a milestone birthday, and jewelry will always be a welcome gift. Browse our incredible selection of jewelry and gifts online at Zales.com or shop with a jewelry consultant at your local Zales store.

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