Class of 2018 Graduation Gift Ideas

They’re wrapping up finals and ordering their graduation gowns. It’s time for the Class of 2018 to celebrate the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears and enter the next chapter of their lives. It’s also time for you to find a gift to mark this momentous occasion.

Whether you’re a parent, sibling, relative, or friend, you’ll want to show your grad how proud you are and help them with a smooth transition as they enter the brave new world of ‘adulting’. Filled with job interviews, long-term planning, and parties that (you hope) don’t include beer pong, life after school requires new skills and new tools.

At Ritani, we know that a high-quality piece of jewelry helps one master these changes with confidence and style.

Fine jewelry as a gift has the added benefit of being a lasting reminder of how much you care. And while a Dr. Seuss book or cash are popular options, we think these gift ideas will make a much more meaningful (and longer-lasting) impression.

We’ve listed graduation gifts for her first. Click here to jump to graduation gifts for him.

Graduation Gifts For Her

The female graduates of 2018 are coming of age in an exciting time. CNN calls 2018 the Year of Women and we think your grad ought to have something that celebrates both what she has accomplished so far, and her limitless potential. We’ve selected these handcrafted pieces to help her look good, feel confident, and bring her ‘A’ game — from intern to lady boss.

$250 and under

Freshwater Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings ($175)

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From internships to sales pitches, this pair of elegant pearl stud earrings will serve her well. These freshwater cultured pearls have a medium-high natural luster, and are set in 14kt yellow gold.

Mini Initial Diamond Pendant ($225)

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Give your grad something with a personal touch. Perfect for everyday wear, pavé diamonds sparkle and shine in this 14kt white gold initial pendant.

Flat Star Stud Earrings ($225)

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A perfect reminder for your special graduate to always reach for the stars, these simple stud earrings will shine as brightly as her future.

Symbolic Tree Pendant ($235)

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This gold tree pendant can symbolize many things. Whether immense strength, good fortune, family ties or shelter and security, this magnificent necklace is a great way to remind your graduate of her roots.

White Love Knot Earrings ($245)

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Delicate and timeless (plus perfect for casual or dressed up looks), these sleek 14-karat white gold love knot stud earrings are a style essential.

$500 and Under

Star and Wishbone Layer Necklace ($365)

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Can’t decide on one pendant? Well, two is better than one! This layered necklace packs your best wishes in gorgeous, handcrafted 14kt yellow gold.

Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Open Twist Pendant ($365)

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Impart your pearls of wisdom along with an actual pearl necklace. This single freshwater pearl is cradled in 14-karat gold twisting leaves and sparkles with a row of six delicate diamonds.

Mini Diamond Halo Kite Earrings ($455)

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Send your grad to fly off to her future with this lovely pair of rose gold earrings. The extra sparkle is just what she’ll need to make an outfit come together.

Round Diamond Bar Pendant ($465)

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This funky 14kt yellow gold necklace is sure to please any grad. Exclusively from Lili Claspe x Ritani, the modern style pendant hangs on a 16-inch chain and features two diamond side stones. See it on Instagram.

True North Diamond Pendant ($500)

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As they forge their new paths, we want our grads to always stay true to themselves. This 18kt white and yellow gold pendant is just the thing to help remind her of that.  See it on Instagram.

$1000 and under

Marquise Pavé Cluster Ring ($775)

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What girl wouldn’t love this chic ring in rose gold? Stunning yet not too flashy, this understated piece features 13 individual diamonds set in 18kt rose gold. See it on Instagram.

Reverse-set Gemstone Jewelry ($750+)

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If your graduate has a flair for the dramatic, these inverted gemstone pieces will allow her to show off her unique style.

Ruby Sapphire
 Pendant – $1,375  Pendant – $1,275
 Earrings – $950  Earrings – $855
 Dangle Ring – $750  Dangle Ring – $750

Black Diamond Dangle Ring ($825)

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Truly unique in design, this 14kt yellow gold ring features a dangling black diamond! Wear alone or stack multiples for an eye-catching look.

Over $1000

Interlocking Diamond Square Hoops ($1,025)

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Can you say “future executive”? These daring, geometric diamond hoops are perfect for your bold, confident grad. Add the matching pendant to create an edgy set. Also available in rubiessapphires, or black diamonds.

Round and Baguette Diamond Studs ($1,190)

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Set in 14kt yellow gold, these gorgeous diamond earrings can be worn vertically or horizontally.

Galaxy Collection Illusion Hoop Earrings ($1,930)

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Perfect for future astronomers, science fiction lovers, and stargazers, these handcrafted Galaxy Collection hoop earrings are an elegant nod to the cosmos.

 

Graduation Gifts For Him

Fine jewelry isn’t just for her. Give your male graduate the final bit of polish he needs to dress for success. Here are some pieces that he’ll be able to wear from the interview room to the board room.

Under $250

Faceted Octagon Cufflinks ($125)

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Set in sterling silver, these faceted cufflinks serve as a bright reminder to everyone that your grad pays attention to details. Simple and elegant, they’re appropriate for both day and evening wear.  Also available in 14kt yellow gold for $1,275.

Under $500

Tiger’s Eye Octagon Cufflinks ($250)

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Designed with tiger’s eye gemstones set in an octagonal sterling silver base, these handsome cufflinks may be small but they pack a big punch. The stunning set is an instant dose of sophistication. Also available in onyx or blue lapis.

Under $1000

Men’s Black Diamond Tag ($625)

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Every man needs a piece of go-to jewelry when an outfit calls for a little something extra, and this slim pendant fits the bill. Set in sterling silver, it’s paired with a chain designed to extend and fit the exact length the man wearing it needs.

Engraveable Octagon Pendant ($675)

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Make his graduation memorable by engraving his initials or class year on this stunning pendant set in sterling silver. See it on Instagram.

Diamond-Studded Octagon Cufflinks ($695)

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These elegant cufflinks feature diamond studs, each one centered in a silver octagon. Perfectly symmetrical, they offer an immediate way to introduce a dash of personality to any black-tie affair.


At Ritani, we’re all about getting the moment right (#GetTheMomentRight). Whether it’s a graduation, birthday, or even a marriage proposal, a special piece of jewelry is one of the best ways to show how much you care.

You can be confident that your gift is unique because every Ritani piece is made to order. We also offer free custom engraving. Contact care@ritani.com for more details.

 

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