Gifts That Celebrate Graduation Day | Gabriel & Co.
Whether graduating from high school or college, a gift that is imbued symbolism is perfect for commemorating this significant occasion. Gabriel & Co. has numerous designs that will reflect the graduate’s beliefs, hopes and dreams, or give them guidance and direction as they take the next steps in the journey of their lives.
We have a variety of star earrings, pendants and bracelets from which to choose, all available in a variety of different metals. The star motif symbolize a few different things—your graduate shines as brightly as a star; a star, like the North Star, can lead the graduate in the right direction; or she can “wish on a star” or “reach for the stars” and follow their dreams.
Once thought of as primarily nautical charms, anchors have enjoyed a deeper meaning from Victorian times to the present day. The anchor had represented a sailor’s safe return home. It became a symbol of hope and also represents the “hope” in the three charms of “faith” (cross), “hope” (anchor) and “charity” (heart). But for the graduate, anchor symbolizes security and freedom—that despite the move to an independent life, home and family will always be there.
These have been seen and worn throughout history as a symbol of female empowerment—perfect for women graduates so they know they are independent and brave. These are the perfect jewelry items to give to imbue courage and the knowledge that our daughters, nieces and granddaughters can do anything they set their minds to. There is also a saying, “I love you to the moon and back” and some people wear this to know they are always loved, keeping them close to their family and friends as they go out into the world.
These are ancient talismans which have been popular through different cultures throughout history. They protect from evil and bring good luck and good fortune to the wearer, and we all need a bit of that.