Ten Must Have Gifts for the Graduate


Beth Bernstein, Instore Guest Editor

Although schools are shut down until the end of the school year and your kids might not have the traditional cap-and-gown graduation, nor the party and fanfare that goes with it, we think it’s even more reason to make sure you have a gift to commemorate the occasion and show your graduate how proud you are. Whether you daughter, granddaughter, niece or best friend’s child is graduating from high school or college, we have 10 picks for graduation gifts that are sure to please a diverse range of recipients.

Here are our 10 picks that are at the head of the class when it comes to celebrating this milestone.

14K White Gold Vintage-Inspired Diamond Pearl Drop Earrings

These go-anywhere, wear-with-anything lustrous pearl drop earring with diamond accents are a treasured gift your graduate will have to wear and hand down to the next generation.

14K White Gold Peek-a-Boo Spike Diamond Earrings

These earrings are for the girl who has all the classic starter jewelry she needs. While still timeless, these spiky diamond earrings, which are also available in 14K yellow and rose gold, have just enough edge while still being versatile.

14K White Gold Marquise-Shaped Diamond Cross Necklace

This diamond marquise-shaped cross allows your graduate to show faith in a fashionable pendant that can be worn alone or layered with other meaningful and or spiritual necklaces.

14K Yellow Gold Petite Pavé Diamond Bar Necklace

A must-have staple for the high school or college grad, this is the perfect start to a layered neck. Or if she’s a minimalist, this is delicate necklace that will subtly add a touch of sparkle .

14K White Gold Curved Bypass Bar Necklace with Diamonds

Two curving diamond bars display twice the sparkle. Sleek and modern, the asymmetrical design is crafted from 14K white, yellow or white gold and rose gold with dazzling pavé accent diamonds. Your graduate will show a refined sense of style with this essential diamond necklace.

14K Yellow Gold Open Wrap Diamond Ring

An update on the classic eternity band, this sculptural open ring twinkling with diamonds is the “new” ring to own. Although it’s wider than some of the thin stackers, it still can work well in a stack with this as the focal point.

14K White Gold Pavé Diamond Open Heart Necklace

Every woman should have a heart…necklace, that is, particularly when entering another phase of her life. This version is delicate and shimmering with pavé diamonds.

14K White Gold Twisted 15mm Diamond Huggie Earrings

With these small hoops, your graduate won’t need another pair. This update on the classic hoop earring features a curled almost twisted shape and diamond accents. Let these earrings light up your graduate’s face.

14K White Gold V-Shaped Diamond Bar Necklace

This necklace is a little bit sexy and a little bit rock and roll yet still simple enough to wear alone or with a selection of other pendants. This necklace is available in 14K yellow, white or rose gold.

14K White Gold Round Pave Diamond Stud Earrings

Wear these alone as your main earrings or if you have multiple piercings in your lobes you can add a drop or an ear climber to the look. This is a timeless style that can be worn for many years to come.