The best graduation gifts for her under £5,000

As students the world over prepare to don their caps and gowns, celebrate her success with a gift of fine jewellery.

VANLELES Bow white gold and diamond ring

Graduation day has arrived, so as the students prepare to walk across the platform in their cap and gown, make sure you too are prepared with a sparkling graduation jewellery gift to celebrate their success.

With exams, coursework and dissertations now a distant memory, all their hard work has finally paid off and this year’s graduates are ready to step into the next chapter of their lives. For girls, a stunning piece of jewellery that she will want to wear now and treasure forever is the perfect way to mark this important milestone. We have picked out a stunning line-up of contemporary, yet timeless, graduation gifts to suit a variety of budgets.

The pretty diamond pendant from the Boodles Love Letters collection is available in letters A-Z. Crafted in white or yellow gold, with a plain or diamond-encrusted letter, this personalised Boodles necklace is suitable for all occasions and destined to become a perennial favourite.

Tiffany T Smile diamond pendant in yellow gold
Show her how proud you are with a Tiffany T Smile pendant with 0.19cts of round brilliant-cut diamonds (£2,900).

What girl wouldn’t love to be presented with an iconic duck egg blue jewellery box on graduation day? So let the Tiffany jewellery do the talking and show how proud you are of her academic achievements with the Smile pendant. Part of the Tiffany T collection, it features a row of round brilliant-cut diamonds, which add a dash of sparkle to the clean, modern lines of this wear-anywhere necklace.

The white gold and diamond VANLELES ring is a feminine and whimsical piece to start off a diamond jewellery collection. Featuring designer Vania Leles’ signature bow motif, it is part of the Lyla’s Bow collection created in memory of a friend’s daughter who sadly passed away. Not only does it look beautiful on the finger, it comes with the added feel-good knowledge that 10% of the proceeds go towards the Lyla Nsouli Foundation, which was set up to fund research into children’s brain cancer. The diamond ring can be matched with other pieces in the collection, opening up a wealth of future gift-giving opportunities.

Single Large Orb hoop earrings with multicoloured gemstones
Robinson Pelham large Orb hoop earrings in yellow gold set with white diamonds, tsavorites or coloured sapphires (£525 each).

If you’re looking for a fun graduation jewellery gift that is bang on trend, the Orb hoop earrings and ear wishes by British brand Robinson Pelham are the perfect choice. Play it safe and elegant with classic white diamonds or add a pop of colour with a smattering of bright green tsavorites or sapphires in a variety of hues. Like a modern version of the charm bracelet, the ear wishes are designed to hang from the hoops, allowing the wearer to create their own unique look. Available in a variety of designs, set with diamonds or coloured gemstones, these Robinson Pelham earrings will make ideal Christmas and birthday gifts for years to come.

Pearl earrings are another jewellery classic that she will reach for again and again. Revived two years ago by the granddaughter of the original founder, Daou jewellery is renowned for its contemporary, colourful pieces. The Morning Light pearl earrings put a modern twist on traditional studs with the addition of coloured gemstones such as topaz, iolite or amethyst, and a matching pendant and ring are available for future gift ideas.


Empress ring in yellow gold and white diamonds
The tiara-inspired Mimata Empress ring is crafted from yellow gold with 0.21cts of white diamonds (£1,187).

Portuguese jewellery brand Mimata also combines classic and contemporary aesthetics in pieces such as the gold and diamond Empress ring. Shaped like a tiara, the ring is set with tiny white diamonds and can be worn on its own or stacked with other rings from the same collection. With its clean and simple design, it is the perfect first diamond jewel for a young graduate.

We can’t guarantee the grades, but any of these jewels will ensure that you celebrate her huge achievement with a graduation gift she will treasure forever. 

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