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7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear Forever

7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear ForeverThe time has finally come - they're growing up. Graduation season is upon us and that means finding a graduation gift he or she will not only love, but will use and appreciate on their new path to self -discovery.

We know it may be hard seeing them grow up, but finding them a graduation gift doesn't have to be. This is why we have compiled a list of graduation gifts, perfect for your young adult as they embark on their exciting and wonderful new journeys.

Engraved Necklaces

7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear Forever
Featured: 14K Yellow Gold Side Diamond "Luck" Necklace, $395 | 14K Yellow Gold ID Bar Necklace, $530

Graduations are an exciting time! Gifting a grad with a little luck as they prepare for new paths in life definitely couldn't hurt. This Zoe Chicco "Luck" necklace is perfect for sending a little luck their way while giving them something sweet and stylish they can wear with anything.

A pendant is also a great gift if you want to engrave a special saying or engrave their graduation date. You can also  leave it blank and go with a necklace that matches their personal style. Not to mention, Zoe Chicco also has an initial jewelry collection that is cute and trendy. There are so many different shapes and sizes to choose from, you'll be sure to find one that's special and personal to her.

Lockets

7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear Forever
Featured: Sterling Silver Rectangular Gate Frame Necklace, $835 | Sterling Silver Four "Midi" Sapphire Locket, $725

As your growing grad moves on to the next stage in their life, you can't help but reminisce on the old times. Although they are moving on to great new chapters of their lives, it is still important to remember and appreciate fond memories of the past. A great way to keep memories close and look stylish at the same time is with a locket.

This stunning and unique Monica Rich Kosann locket featured in the photo above is sure to surprise. With its beautiful design and different take on the traditional look, this rectangular gate locket is actually made up of three separate frames as opposed to the classic open and shut lockets. Lavish your lucky graduate with sentimental photos, or leave it empty to fill with new memories. Either way, she is sure to cherish her new locket and the special person that gifted it to her. 

Pearls

7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear Forever
Featured: Akoya Pearl Strand Necklace, $1,975 | 18K Yellow Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings, $420

While not an engravable pendant or locket, a gift of pearl jewelry can be just as sentimental. Pearl jewelry is traditional, yet always gorgeous.  As an easy add-on that will complement any look, you can pair a bracelet with a set of pearl studs or drop earrings. And of course, a classic pearl necklace always adds that simple elegance to a cap and gown or grad party dress.

The amazing thing about pearls is that they are a beautiful and appropriate gift for any occasion in a woman's life, young or older. Depending on who the gift giver is, what stage of life the woman is at the time, and how old she is, the meaning of a gift of pearls can vary widely from person to person. 

Gifting pearl jewelry to a young woman on her graduation day is sure to carry significant meaning. This can be a gift handed down to a graduating senior by a special female figure in her life, whether it be her mom, an aunt, a cousin or close family friend.As she opens the gifted package to see a strand of pearls or a pair of pearl studs, it could be a very emotional moment for her and for you. Pearls received at any milestone moment is a symbol of her approaching adulthood, and are a sign that she is growing up. As the years pass, she may continue to wear her pearls during other important moments in her life and those exciting and happy memories of milestones past will rush back. But there is one universal and constant truth to pearls – no matter the time or place, pearls are always sure to delight. 

A Watch

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Watches are a timeless grad gift...no pun intended! A sleek and professional watch provides the perfect accent to any business look-for both men and women. 

Or, for a warmer, more worn look, go with a watch with a leather strap, like a Shinola watch. That way, you already have an idea for future gifts when they want to switch up the band, and it allows them to keep the look fresh, picking colors that match their personality and style preference.

Cuff links, Tie Bar, and Money Clip

7 Graduation Gifts They'll Wear Forever
Featured: Sterling Silver Engine Turned Tie Bar
, $80 | Sterling Silver Oval Polished Cuff links, $100 | Sterling Silver 3/4 Engine Turned Money Clip, $125

What better way to get him ready for the real world than by equipping him with professional workplace essentials? Help your grad settle into their new surroundings whether it be a collegiate course that requires professional presentations or its that fancy new office job. They are all pieces he would never have needed before now, which means he never would have thought to get them for himself- this is where you come in. These gifts are great for graduations because each one emphasizes his newfound adulthood and he will be sure to get a lot of use out of them. 

Need more graduation gift ideas? Shop for more beautiful and thoughtful jewelry at Long’s Jewelers this graduation season by visiting a Long’s store or browsing fashion jewelry and watch collections online.

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