Major Life Moments: Our Favorite Grad Gifts By Degree

April 14th, 2017 | Stephanie Dore


It’s that time of year, when the #girlbosses of the world are donning caps and gowns in honor of graduation day. What better way to celebrate this major accomplishment than with a piece of timeless fine jewelry?

We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts by degree, for those going from undergrad to go-getter. Because everyone should start their adult life with something special that matches their character completely.

For The Legal Eagle

Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold
Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold
Princess Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Princess Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold

She’s buried herself in books the last few years, and now you’ve got her talent for legal jargon and historical precedence in your corner. Show her you’re in her corner, too, with an iconic pair of diamond studs that go from classroom to courtroom with ease.

For The Medical Professional

Mini Puff Heart Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Mini Puff Heart Pendant in 14k Yellow Gold
Sapphire and Diamond Stud Earrings in 18k White Gold
Sapphire and Diamond Stud Earrings in 18k White Gold

Modern medicine requires a lot from our doctors and nurses, so she’s going to be a busy bee. Give her an easy piece that shows off her personality effortlessly, such as a gold heart pendant or a pair of simple sapphire earrings, which are said to have a calming influence on the person wearing them.

For The Technologist

Mini Diamond Bar Earrings in 14k White Gold
Mini Diamond Bar Earrings in 14k White Gold
Delicate Circle Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold
Delicate Circle Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold

While your computer and information science majors are logging major screen time and coding their way to the future, make sure it’s a bright one with a simple, structured addition to their look courtesy of modern bar earrings or a business-casual open circle necklace.

For The Fashionista

Mini Micropavé Diamond Button Earrings in 14k Rose Gold
Mini Micropavé Diamond Button Earrings in 14k Rose Gold
Riviera Petite Micropavé Diamond Eternity Ring in 14k White Gold
Riviera Petite Micropavé Diamond Eternity Ring in 14k White Gold

As an aspiring designer or editor she’s got a flair for the dramatic and an eye for detail, but don’t pretend to understand her look. Instead, go with a refined piece she can style any way she likes. We’d suggest mini, mod earrings that she can mismatch with a long dangly style or a slim eternity ring she can add to her on-trend stack.

For The Journalist

Riviera Sapphire Hoop Earrings in 14k White Gold
Riviera Sapphire Hoop Earrings in 14k White Gold
Engravable ID Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold
Engravable ID Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold

In the know and always correcting your grammar, the journalism major should have jewelry that is smart and sassy. Try colorful hoop earrings or engrave an ID-style bracelet for a personalized touch.

For The Creative Type

Italian Twist Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Italian Twist Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Long Sapphire Open Moon Pendant in Sterling Silver
Long Sapphire Open Moon Pendant in Sterling Silver

Whether she’s an artist, designer, or musical master, your creative major doesn’t shy away from making a statement, and her jewelry should reflect that. Go for a piece that marries free spirit with sophistication, such as modernist drop earrings or a boho-inspired silver pendant.

For The Business Major

Delicate Diamond Bar Bracelet in 14k White Gold
Delicate Diamond Bar Bracelet in 14k White Gold
Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Bar Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold
Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Diamond Bar Necklace in 14k Yellow Gold

Having mastered complicated economics concepts and the art of the sell, your future business tycoons and marketing masterminds need something to go with their power pantsuits. Ensure it’s the best and the brightest with an essential diamond bracelet or a bold take on classic pearls.

For The Educator

Petite Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings in 14k Rose Gold
Petite Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings in 14k Rose Gold
Petite Ruby and Diamond Halo Crown Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Petite Ruby and Diamond Halo Crown Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold

She’s about to mold the minds of future generations, making them feel valued, smart, and inspired. Show her the recognition she deserves with something truly special. Try our favorite diamond hoop earrings or a pair of studs in a show-stopping color.

For The Politico

Ball Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Ball Stud Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold
Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings in 18k Yellow Gold

Have a political science major on your hands? Whether she’s destined for the presidency or thinking about a career in non-profit, she’s a smart cookie who puts her best foot forward at all times. The perfect gift? Something subtle that really lets her do the shining, like a pair of classic earrings or luminous pearls.

For The Psychologist

Diamond Infinity Necklace in 14k White Gold
Diamond Infinity Necklace in 14k White Gold
Petite Infinity Rings Pendant in 14k Tri-Color Gold
Petite Infinity Rings Pendant in 14k Tri-Color Gold

Equipped with a roadmap of the human brain, psychology majors aren’t your average analysts. Give them a versatile piece that packs a symbolic punch, such as an infinity symbol or infinity rings pendant.

For The Historian

Large Floral Locket in Sterling Silver
Large Floral Locket in Sterling Silver
Freshwater Cultured Pearl Vintage-Inspired Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Freshwater Cultured Pearl Vintage-Inspired Drop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold

She’s either consumed by a 1,000-page tome on Abraham Lincoln, or pointing out the historical inaccuracies of your favorite Netflix binge. Give her a way to document her own treasured moments with a sterling silver locket featuring vintage styling and intricate details or a pair of vintage-inspired Freshwater pearl drop earrings.

For The Guys

Grid Cuff Links in Sterling Silver
Grid Cuff Links in Sterling Silver
Classic Hinged Money Clip in Sterling Silver
Classic Hinged Money Clip in Sterling Silver

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about them! We know the guys deserve a little finery too, so give them something they wouldn’t typically get themselves. We like a pair of cufflinks to add a professional touch to their interview attire or a classic sterling silver money clip that will make them look surprisingly sophisticated.

April 14th, 2017
Stephanie Dore
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