Expert Contribution

The Best is Yet to Come

for Graduates in 2021

Graduation is a time of celebrating achievement and new beginnings. For such a significant milestone, in some of the most challenging of times, a gift of fine jewelry will be a lasting reminder of a graduate’s accomplishment. If you have a loved one graduating this year, here are a few graduation jewelry gift ideas for the class of 2021. 

Diamond Stud Earrings & Pendants 

For a woman, consider a pair of classic diamond stud earrings or diamond pendant. Diamonds symbolize endurance and inspire confidence in all who wear them, making them the perfect understated accessory for upcoming interviews. Even the smallest diamonds will make her feel like she’s wearing a piece of luxury. We have a large variety of diamond earrings and necklaces in a variety of price ranges; find your perfect gift with one of our diamond experts. 


For men and women who like timepieces, select a gift that is both functional and fashionable. A quality watch is a classic choice for a graduation gift. A fine watch will never go out of style, and it instantly dresses up any outfit. Michelle, Breitling, Tag Heuer and Bulova watches, all available at our stores, are excellent selections that will last your graduate a lifetime. As an added bonus, they’ll have no excuse to be late for their first day on the job! 

Cuff Links & Tie Bars 

Cuff links are appropriate in many situations. For the graduate about to enter the suit-and-tie world, cuff links and tie bars will be needed for upcoming interviews as well as daily office wear. They can also be purchased in school colors for those who want to show school allegiance even after their days on campus are over. A set of personalized cuff links or a tie bar will make him look sharp and selected to match his individual style and personality. 

Vintage or Heirloom Jewelry 

In many families, graduation marks a rite-of-passage and is the perfect opportunity to pass down a piece of heirloom jewelry. From grandmother’s ring to a great-uncle’s watch, heirloom pieces are full of history and memories, and there’s no better time to pass them along than during a family celebration. 

Of course, many graduates appreciate cash or gift cards to help with expenses as they start the next phase of their lives. A gift of fine jewelry, however, will be appreciated for years to come and perhaps even become an heirloom itself. 

A Complimentary Gift from Padis Jewelry to Graduates 

To the class of 2021, hats off to your accomplishment! We are celebrating YOU throughout the month of June at all of our locations including our Forevermark Boutique in Walnut Creek, our downtown Napa location and all three of our San Francisco stores. Simply visit one of our locations with your school ID and let us know you’re graduating and you can select a “mystery mortarboard gift box” with prizes ranging from Bulova’s new “The Best is Yet to Come” Frank Sinatra Timepiece Collection to fine jewelry and gift cards. Congratulations and best wishes from your Padis Jewelry family! Contact us at for assistance   with selecting the perfect graduation gift.


By Steve Padis, Padis Jewelry and The Forevermark Boutique at Broadway Plaza