The Complete Graduation Gift Guide

With the ending of Spring, comes the beginning of graduation season! This is an exciting time in any young person's life. This is the time where they enter into the real world. It can be scary and exhilarating at the same time. A lot of parents and friends want to shower their graduates with love and gifts. Here is a guide showcasing the best gifts to give to your graduate.


Most schools, if not all of them, have a specific color that they claim represents them. Gifting a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings featuring the color of their school would be a great gift for grads. This way they can remember there school in an elegant way. Here are some popular schools in North Carolina and their matching colored gems featured in jewelry.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte - green

An exquisite 6.46CT oval green tourmaline is the centerpiece of this beautiful ring. Diamonds decorate the halo and shank. Set in 14K white gold.

A 14k Yellow Gold White Diamond Halo Green Agate Center Necklace

A stunning pair of Takat 16.30 CT emerald and diamond earrings in 18K white gold.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - blue

This flattering ring features a pear shaped 2.12CT aquamarine surrounded by a graceful diamond halo. Diamonds decorate the shoulders of the ring. Set in 14k white gold.

A beautiful pair of aquamarine earrings set in 14K white gold.

A Sterling Silver Diamond Blue Topaz Pendant.

North Carolina State University - red

A magnificent ring featuring an 11.90CT garnet surrounded by a sparkling diamond halo. Set in 14K white gold.

A Le Vian 14K Strawberry Gold pendant with passion ruby and vanilla diamonds.

Ruby and diamond earrings handcrafted with 1.20 carats of round ruby accented with 0.21 carats for brilliant diamond rounds set in 18K white gold.


Graduation marks an important date in your loved ones life. It is a moment that marks growth and maturity. From this day on, they will be living as an adult and making important life decisions. Gift your graduate with a mature jewelry item; something that marks how they have grown into an adult.

A double halo diamond Necklace with brilliant cut diamonds invisibly set in 18K white gold from the Diamond Bouquets Collection. Also available in 18K yellow gold, 18K rose gold or platinum.

A 14k Yellow Gold Stackable Pave Diamond Bangle

A gorgeous pair of Zeghani diamond earrings set in 14K white gold.  

Your graduate will leave graduation and go into the business world, she needs something that she can wear in a professional setting with confidence.

Diamond Princess Necklace with brilliant cut diamonds invisibly set in 18k white gold.

An 18k Yellow Gold Pave Ladies Diamond Bangle.

Four Prong Diamond Bracelet with brilliant cut diamonds invisibly set in 18k white gold to create the look of 12.00 cts.


Along with finding something that speaks to their school and their future, you want to gift your graduate with a gift they will love. You want something special that speaks to their likes and wishes. This is where looking at the top trends of 2018 will help. Some of the top trends, that she will surely love, are rose gold jewelry and stackable rings and necklaces. By gifting a trendy piece of jewelry, you are ensuring that your graduate stands out and looks her best.

Rose gold

An exquisite ring featuring a 2.01CT pink tourmaline surrounded by a diamond halo and shank. Set in 14K rose gold.

Halo Diamond Drop Earring with brilliant cut diamonds invisibly set in 18k rose gold to create the look of 2.00 CT. studs with a diamond halo. Available in Platinum, 18k White, Yellow and Rose Gold.

Stackable rings and necklaces

A set of three Zeghani stackable diamond rings, in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold.

A set of five Forevermark stackable diamond necklaces set in 18K white gold.

Graduation is a big moment in every student’s life. They had been looking forward to walking across the stage, getting a diploma, and starting a career since they were in elementary school. It has been a long and hard journey up to this moment. You want to show your graduate how proud you are of them and how much you love them. Gifting the perfect piece of jewelry is a great way to mark this important milestone.

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