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Best Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas for Him and Her

As far as milestones go, graduations are a biggie. Donning that iconic cap and gown represents moving into the next stage of life. Whether going from university to the real world, high school to university, or even kindergarten to big kid school, all graduates deserve to be recognized and rewarded for their hard work.

What better way to say congratulations than with a meaningful and beautiful piece of jewelry. Read on for all the tips you need to give your graduate a perfect piece of sparkle.

When Is Graduation Season?

Colleges and universities typically hold graduations from May to June. Many institutions also hold mid-year graduations around December. High schools frequently hold graduations in early June.

However, there is no hard and fast rule about when graduations take place and there are many factors that can affect when a graduation is held. From the size of the institution to the size of the graduating class, and even weather, the date of graduation is ultimately up to the institution itself.

How to Choose the Right Graduation Gift

There are lots of things to consider when buying someone a gift for graduation. You want to make sure it is something that the recipient will not only love and appreciate for years to come but hopefully wear it all the time! Follow our three tips below to give your grad the gift of glitz.

Find Their Style

Style can be very individual so it helps to pay attention to what they wear everyday, as well as special occasions. Do they prefer subtle, minimal pieces? Or do they go for a big and bold look? Lucky for you, we’ve got something for everyone.

Not sure what their style is? That’s ok too! We’ve got classic pieces such as tennis bracelets or diamond stud earrings that are always winners!

Personalize It

Giving a gift with a personalized touch is a great way to make your grad feel extra special. One option is to engrave a meaningful message onto a ring. Whether you are proposing to your college sweetheart or just want to mark the date on a special piece of sparkle.

Other options include celebrating your graduation with a special piece of birthstone jewelry or a gorgeous option from our Initial Collection.

Focus on Versatility

Give your grad a gift they can wear everyday. At James Allen, we have tons of versatile options that can be worn all the time. From a lazy day to an elegant night out, these pieces will look good on anyone, anywhere. You simply can’t go wrong when you shop for classic gifts from collections including diamond basics and precious metal jewelry. Check out all the options and then watch your grad shine.

Graduation Gifts for Her

Whatever her style, whatever the event, we’ve got gifts for your grad in every budget. Give her the gift of glitz she is sure to love!

Under $250

Being budget-conscious does mean a lack of style or options. Your grad can shine bright with a beautifully timeless, universal piece from our precious metal collection. Or choose from one of the myriad of options in the birthstone jewelry collection. From a classic pearl station bracelet, a personal initial bracelet, or a trendy pair of hoop earrings, we’ve got gifts for every grad.

14K Yellow Gold Standard 0.6 Inch Tube Hoop Earrings

Under $500

With a little more budget, you get a lot more options! Are you super proud of your grad for managing all the extracurriculars while managing their academic obligations? Did your grad exceed your expectations? Or maybe you just want to give your grad some extra glitz.

14K Yellow Gold 1.5mm Dainty Paperclip Chain

Go for stylish diamond earrings, get a pop of color with a gemstone necklace, or grab a modern paperclip necklace. From trendy rings to timeless earrings and everything in between, we’ve got what your grad wants.

Under $750

Your grad is certainly worth it, and if you find yourself able to invest a bit more, there are some truly special options available to you. Choose from a gemstone bracelet that will endure any style change, or give your grad the gift of incredible glitz with a pair of diamond halo stud earrings. Check all the trendy and timeless options available under $750.

14K Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Line Bracelet

Under $1,000

Did your grad make the honor roll? Are they the valedictorian? Did they exceed your expectations? From perfect pearls to dazzling diamonds and glorious gemstones, we’ve got what your grad needs. Whether you are looking for a true investment piece or want to give them something terrifically trendy, these options are worth the splurge.

14K White Gold Graduating Lab Grown Diamond Curved Necklace

Graduation Gifts for Him

We haven’t forgotten the guys! Your grad worked hard and is ready for the next phase in life, make sure he enters every room with style. Check out all the options for every budget!

Under $250

Your grad has got swagger and style and we’ve got budget-conscious gifts to match. From stunning rings to chain bracelets and necklaces, these pieces are sure to bring a smile to his face. These pieces are as classic as they are versatile and perfect for your grad!

Black Tungsten Carbide 6MM Bright Step Band By TRITON

Under $500

Are you looking for gifts that are both unique and stylish? We’ve got you covered. Choose an alternative metal ring that will bring a unique style to his look every day or go for some bling with a diamond accented piece. These pieces are perfect for everyday use. Get ready to watch him go from blah to bold.

14K White Gold 4MM Brushed Finish Rope Accent Band

Under $750

Celebrate your graduates’ unique style! Go for a ring with unparalleled style or choose a gift that allows them to stylishly express their faith in a pendant cross necklace. Whether his style is more classic or he prefers bold trends, we’ve got the gifts to make your grad glow.

14K Yellow Gold Block Pattern Satin Finish Band

Under $1,000

If you are ready to splurge on your grad, we’ve got incredible gift options. Go for a stylish dog tag, an incredibly unique ring, from multi-gold options to gorgeous patterned finishes, or choose an iconic rope chain bracelet. Whatever you splurge on, your grad will be eternally grateful.

14K White Gold Ribbed Chevron Pattern Ring


How close to graduation should I buy a gift?

This is completely up to you! You can plan ahead and shop before your grad completes their studies or grab one of our Fast Shipping options and order your gift as the ceremony approaches. Or opt for a post-graduation gift because glitz is always in style.

What budget should I have in mind when shopping for a graduation gift?

This depends on a number of factors, most of all, what you are comfortable and able to spend. Any gift from the heart, no matter if it is under $250 or $1,000, will be cherished by the recipient. So figure out what you want to spend and then we’ll help you find the perfect piece.

Does offer free shipping and returns for graduation gifts?

Yes! At James Allen we are proud to offer free shipping and returns with full refunds within 30 days of purchase.

Are there any special promotions or discounts available for graduation gifts on

In addition to this helpful guide, James Allen has an entire category of graduation gifts, making finding the perfect present easier than ever! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about sales, special offers, and other exciting news!

How can I get assistance if I need help selecting the perfect graduation gift?

In addition to the tips in our various gift guides, our fabulous team of diamond and jewelry experts is available 24/7. 


Graduation is a special time that calls for a special gift. No matter their style, no matter your budget, we’ve got gifts perfect for your honoree. Show your grad they are the valedictorian of your heart with a piece of jewelry they will love.



Sarah Axelrad

With over 10 years of experience writing and editing on a wide variety of subjects, Sarah is a veteran of the content world. Since joining James Allen, she has focused on all things diamonds and fine jewelry with the goal of educating and empowering consumers.

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A Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Every Budget

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to show your love and appreciation than with a beautiful piece of jewelry! But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect piece. That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide with fine jewelry ideas perfect for every budget.

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Why Choose Jewelry As A Mother’s Day Gift?

Jewelry is a timeless and thoughtful gift that your mom is sure to treasure for years to come. It’s a way to show your mom how much you appreciate her and how much she means to you. Plus, it’s something she can wear every day to remind her of your love and of course, show off to all her friends!

Getting Started

Before you start shopping, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. First, set a budget. Not only will this help to narrow down your options from our seemingly limitless possibility, but it will help to ensure that you don’t overspend.

Next, keep in mind your recipient. Is their taste more classic or trendy, minimalist or sparkling? And finally, whether you are shopping for your mom or any mom in your life, we have a wide range of options to ensure you find the perfect gift no matter your budget. 

Choosing The Right Metal

When choosing a piece of jewelry, a good place to start is the metal. Gold, whether yellow or white, is always a classic choice, while platinum is a popular, luxurious option. Consider your mom’s style, skintone, and other pieces when selecting the metal for your gift.

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Gift Ideas Under $2,500

Ok, this Mother’s Day you are ready to splurge! And lucky for you (and your mom), the options are simply incredible! These show-stopping gifts are sure to 

If you really want to splurge, there are plenty of stunning jewelry pieces under $2,500. A diamond eternity band or a gemstone cocktail ring are both show-stopping gifts. You can also opt for a diamond necklace and really make mom stand out.

Mom With Diamond Engagement Ring

Gift Ideas Under $1,000

Your mom is your hero, she deserves a gift worthy of that status. Give your mom a gift that shows her you put a lot of thought into her special gift for this special day.

Go for a timeless pair of diamond stud earrings, an elegant diamond bracelet, a unique stackable diamond ring, and so much more! With tons of fabulous options to choose from, good luck picking just one!

Gift Ideas Under $500

While Mother’s Day is really every day, the second Sunday in May is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation. And we think a little bling can go a long way, so give a rock to your rock and gift your mom a gift that keeps on glistening.

Make her feel like royalty with pearl jewelry fit for a queen. Whatever gloriously glitzy gift you choose from this group, your mom is sure to feel majestic.

Mom With Diamond Jewelry

Looking for items with more color and a personalized touch? Here are some of our favorite fine jewelry items under $500.

Gift Ideas Under $200

If you are looking for more budget-friendly options don’t worry, we have lots of beautiful pieces for you to choose from. Our modern minimalistic gold initial necklaces are the perfect personalized gift for mom!

Looking for something a little more colorful? Check out some of our top items, from our birthstone jewelry collection. You can treat mom to her favorite gemstone jam back with beautiful symbolism.

Design It Yourself

If you are looking for the grown-up version of a homemade gift, then look no further! Gone are the days of homemade drawings for the fridge, and in are the days of dazzling gifts to leave your mom speechless.

At James Allen, you can design a pair of earrings or a necklace yourself! Choose the metal, the setting, and the diamond or gemstone. This Mother’s Day, gift mom a luxurious, sparkling gift from you, designed by you.


What is the shipping estimate for Mother’s Day gifts?

Shipping times can vary depending on your location and which piece(s) of jewelry you choose. We recommend to order early to be double sure that your gift arrives on time.

Also, be sure to select a gift with the “fast shipping” icon. Make sure to place your order by 2:00PM EST in order to receive your item(s) by the listed date.

What is the best jewelry to give on Mother’s Day?

Whatever your mom will love the most! Whether she prefers classic diamond stud earrings, a timeless pearl necklace, or a gorgeous gemstone ring, we have the right piece and the right price to ensure you give the perfect gift.

What are the best materials to consider when choosing a piece of jewelry?

The best materials are the ones your mom will love the most! Some people prefer gold, others platinum, and some silver. Some will prefer minimalist metal jewelry while others will pieces dazzling with diamonds and gemstones. Choose the piece that fits your mom best!

What is the price range for jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day?

At James Allen, we have gifts for Mother’s Day (and everyday!) in various price ranges. Whether you are more budget conscientious or want to splurge, we have spectacular options in every category to ensure your mom shines bright.

Can I customize a piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day?

Yes! James Allen offers multiple options for customizing your jewelry. From choosing the diamonds or gemstones in a pair of stud earrings, to choosing the metal and setting in a perfect pendant necklace, you can give a gift you design yourself!

Because Mom’s The Best

Mothers are some of the most important women in our lives. Whether it is your biological mom, aunt, sister, wife, or just someone who gives that good motherly advice, Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show your appreciation.

And we can’t think of a better way to say “Thank you for being you” than with a beautiful piece of jewelry. So no matter your budget, show your mom your love with some sparkle.



Sarah Axelrad

With over 10 years of experience writing and editing on a wide variety of subjects, Sarah is a veteran of the content world. Since joining James Allen, she has focused on all things diamonds and fine jewelry with the goal of educating and empowering consumers.

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Bridesmaids Proposal Ideas And Gift Suggestions

Bridesmaid’s Proposal Ideas And Gift Suggestions

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, the support of your closest friends and family is invaluable. We’re here to help you find the best bridesmaids’ proposal ideas and gifts they’ll love!

Bridesmaid's Proposal Ideas And Gift Suggestions

What Is A Bridesmaid Proposal?

A bridesmaid proposal is a special, thoughtful, and often creative way to ask your closest friends or family members to be a part of your wedding. This generally involves presenting them with a personalized gift or a heartfelt message that officially invites them to be bridesmaids. In recent years it has become common for bridesmaids to propose to each other during the wedding planning process, adding a special touch of anticipation and sentiment.

When Should You Send A Bridesmaid Proposal?

Ideally, bridesmaid proposals should be sent well in advance of your wedding date. Typically, brides-to-be send out these proposals a few months before the wedding. Usually, after they have chosen the wedding date and venue and have a clear idea of who they want in their bridal party. Sending the proposals early allows your chosen bridesmaids to plan and prepare for their role, especially if they need to make travel arrangements or take time off work.

Additionally, it gives them ample time to find and order their bridesmaid attire, which can sometimes take several weeks. Bridesmaid proposals are best sent out 6 to 9 months before your wedding but feel free to adjust the timing to suit your wedding planning schedule and individual circumstances.

How Should You Propose To Your Bridesmaids?

As far as bridesmaid proposal etiquette goes, the sky’s the limit. You know your ‘I do crew’ better than anyone else and your proposal should reflect that. While some proposals may be more intimate and low-key in nature such as a one-on-one brunch, others may opt to send a personalized gift or organize a social gathering bringing all the bridesmaids together.

There truly is no shortage of creative ways to do the asking. The most important thing is to show your appreciation for their support by making it personal and memorable.

Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

1. Personalized keepsake boxes with a heartfelt note

One of the sweetest ways to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids is by gifting them personalized keepsake boxes. These boxes can hold cherished memories and tokens of your friendship. Include a heartfelt note expressing your gratitude and excitement for having them by your side on your big day.

2. Customized puzzle revealing the proposal

Create a unique and engaging experience for your bridesmaids by giving them a customized puzzle. As they put the pieces together, they’ll discover your heartfelt proposal. It’s a fun and interactive way to involve them in your special moment.

3. “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” scavenger hunt

Turn the proposal into an adventure with a scavenger hunt. Leave clues at significant locations that hold special memories for both you and your bridesmaids. This creative idea adds an element of surprise and excitement to the proposal.

14K White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings

4. Virtual proposal with a heartfelt video message

In this digital age, you can connect with your bridesmaids no matter where they are. Create a heartfelt video message expressing your love and appreciation. Share your excitement about having them as part of your bridal party.

5. DIY proposal cards with a favorite memory

Sometimes, simplicity speaks volumes. Craft personalized proposal cards that feature a favorite memory you share with each bridesmaid. It’s a touching and sentimental way to ask them to be a part of your special day.

Choosing The Perfect Bridesmaid Jewelry Gifts

Jewelry is a timeless and meaningful way to show your appreciation to your bridesmaids. It symbolizes the lasting bond you share and serves as a beautiful keepsake of your wedding day. Why not consider these options:

Simple Gold Jewelry Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings & Rings

Explore a selection of simple gold jewelry, including elegant bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. Each piece is designed to complement your bridesmaids’ style, add a touch of elegance to their wedding look, and even a wink at their personality.

14K Yellow Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Personalized Initial Jewelry

Make the gift even more personal with customized initial jewelry. These pieces are a beautiful way to showcase each bridesmaid’s unique identity and your deep connection. Whether it be an initial bracelet or an initial necklace, there are plenty of minimalist and extravagant styles to choose from.

14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial M Necklace

Minimalist Birthstone Jewelry

Birthstone jewelry is a thoughtful and personalized choice. Suggest birthstone rings, necklaces, or earrings that correspond to each bridesmaid’s birth month. It’s a gesture that shows you’ve considered their individuality.

14K Yellow Gold Dangling Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

Jewelry Gift Sets

This stunning idea proves that jewelry doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag to be a winning present. This thoughtful bridesmaid proposal gift can be anything from a diamond pendant and matching stud earrings to pearl or floral-themed jewelry sets.

Matching Metals

Another beautiful gift for your gals is to select jewelry that will perfectly match the colors of their dresses. For example, gold or rose gold would look stunning with a pink dress, whereas silver or white gold would gorgeously pop against a yellow or blue dress. When it comes to bridesmaid accessories like colorful jewelry, they serve as an excellent means to seamlessly blend additional wedding colors into your bridal party’s overall ensemble.

A Pop Of Color 

Depending on what your bridal party is wearing, gemstone jewelry may just be the perfect touch of color and sense of individuality you’re looking for. Gemstone jewelry allows each bridesmaid to showcase their unique style while maintaining a cohesive look. We offer a wide variety of gemstone options that make it easy to coordinate with the wedding’s color scheme or theme. Additionally, gemstones are renowned for their symbolic significance, making them thoughtful and sentimental presents that can elevate the wedding experience for both the bridesmaids and the bride.


Can I personalize jewelry gifts with names or initials?

Absolutely! Personalization adds a special touch to your bridesmaid gifts. You can include their names or initials on selected jewelry items to make them even more unique.

Are there affordable options for birthstone jewelry?

Yes, there are affordable options available for birthstone jewelry. You can find a range of beautiful pieces that fit different budgets without compromising on quality and style.

What is the process of ordering bridesmaid gifts from

Ordering bridesmaid gifts from is easy and convenient. Simply browse our collections, select your preferred items, customize as needed, and follow the simple ordering process. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

How long does shipping usually take for jewelry items?

Shipping times may vary, but we strive to deliver your jewelry items as quickly as possible. Use our online filter to see which items ship soonest, as many of our best-selling items are shipped for free overnight!


Make the moment you ask your nearest and dearest to be part of your bridal party special with creative proposals and heartfelt gifts. These thoughtful gestures will make them feel cherished and set the tone for the wonderful journey ahead.

So, go ahead and create unforgettable memories with your bridesmaids as you prepare for your big day. And remember, at, we’re here to help you find the perfect bridesmaid gifts to make your wedding day even more special.



Jessica Thomas

Jessica is a seasoned content writer with four years of experience and a qualified gemologist. She enjoys educating new shoppers on the best practices for buying jewelry.

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Celebrate Your Love With Our Anniversary Jewelry Gift Guide

Find the perfect anniversary gift for your loved one with our guide to anniversary jewelry wedding gifts by year. From timeless classics to modern designs, we’ve got you covered.

Anniversary jewelry

Wedding anniversary celebrates the happiest day of a couple’s life, the start of forever together. Whether you are shopping for your own anniversary or want to celebrate a couple you love, whether you need the perfect gift for a first anniversary or a couple who’s been married so long they could (and maybe should!) write the book on marriage, we’ve got the perfect gift!

Read our guide to ensure that every anniversary shines as bright as the love that created it.

Why Anniversary Gifts Matter

A wedding anniversary is not just any day. It marks a significant, life-changing event. The day two people become one unit, a day two families are forever bonded. Such an important day deserves to be marked with a meaningful, beautiful gift. Anniversary gifts matter, because the date they celebrate matters.

Traditional vs. Modern Anniversary Gifts

So what kind of gift are you going to give? Most people go with either traditional or modern choices. But at James Allen, we prefer the not-so-secret, sparkling third category: gemstones! Not only are these gifts that will always shine, but they’ll always be in style too. Read on to see the gifts that will make everyone go WOW!

First Anniversary: Gold Jewelry

The first year of marriage is an exciting time, after all, time flies when you’re having fun! A time filled with many adventures and, of course, firsts, gold is both the metal, gemstone, and color (yellow) for these gifts

14K Yellow Gold Ball Station Bracelet

Whether you feel like you’re still recovering from the wedding or just bought them a gift, gold offers a myriad of options in various price ranges, including budget-conscious, to mark this beautiful moment.

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Second Anniversary: Garnet Jewelry

Garnets are said to symbolize perseverance and strength. What better way to mark a second wedding anniversary than with a gorgeous garnet? After all, you made it two years! That’s nothing to sneeze at;-)

14K Yellow Gold Oval Garnet Birthstone Necklace

Not only do garnets have a beautiful meaning, but they look good too! This gemstone comes in various styles and is sure to make you feel like royalty. Love the look but need a little more bling? Choose a piece with diamonds for that extra dazzle!

Related Post: The Rise of Gemstone Rings & How To Style Them

Third Anniversary: Pearl Jewelry

We’re not afraid to say it, pearls are simply perfect! And happily, they are the gift to give for a third wedding anniversary.

14K Yellow Freshwater Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings

Timeless and stylish, classic yet modern, pearls look just as good dressing up a casual outfit as they do accessorizing an elegant, black tie look. Whether you wear them everyday or save them for a special occasion, like a third wedding anniversary celebration, pearls are the piece every jewelry box needs.

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Fourth Anniversary: Blue Topaz Jewelry

Blue topaz has long been thought to represent true love, making it an ideal gift for a fourth year wedding anniversary.

Also making this glorious gemstone a fab gift, is the fact that it is simply sumptuous! Its cool tones look good in both yellow and white gold, ensuring it will go with any look!

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Fifth Anniversary: Sapphire Jewelry

For your fifth wedding anniversary gift them the September birthstone, sapphire. Sapphires have long been beloved by royalty due to their symbolism and beauty. Thought to mean devotion and sincerity, while bringing good fortune and protection, we can’t think of a better gemstone to mark such a significant milestone.

14K White Gold Sapphire Birthstone Earrings

Most well known for their deep blue color, sapphires are actually available in a range of colors. It is no wonder monarchs throughout history have been drawn to this gemstone. So give a gift fit for a queen on such a special day.

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Tenth Anniversary: Diamond Jewelry

Ten years together is simply incredible and certainly something to celebrate. Such a significant anniversary requires a significant gift. Diamonds are strong and beautiful, just like a union that has lasted a decade, making them the perfect gift for such a momentous occasion.

14K White Gold Four Prong Lab Created Diamond Tennis Bracelet (4.00 CTW - F-G / VS2-SI1)

Choose a gorgeous, timeless piece such as a tennis bracelet, or take the opportunity to upgrade an engagement or wedding ring. Whatever piece you choose, you can’t go wrong with dazzling diamonds.

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Twentieth Anniversary: Emerald Jewelry

Two decades together is a true feat and calls for a massive celebration. Representing love, vitality, and an eternal relationship, what better gemstone to mark twenty years together?

Incredibly durable, just like the love of two decades ago, emeralds are versatile, beautiful, and rare (also like a marriage that’s lasted twenty years!). Perfect in yellow or white gold, emeralds are an elegant choice.

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Is it necessary to follow the traditional gift guidelines for anniversary gifts?

Absolutely not! A gift that comes from the heart will always be appreciated. But gift-giving isn’t always so easy either. What to give, how much to spend, there are so many variables. That’s why gift guides are a great tool. Follow our guide exactly or use it as inspo and find your perfect sparkle at

What are some other popular anniversary gift ideas besides jewelry?

Anniversary gifts range from paper to flowers, appliances to pottery. From traditional to modern choices, there are many options when giving an anniversary gift. We might be a bit biased, but we think bling is always a great gift!

What kind of jewelry is typically given for each anniversary year?

Each anniversary year is associated with a metal or gemstone, not a specific jewelry piece. However, earrings are the most popular choice no matter what the year. Classic, perfect for everyday wear, and no size needed.

What is the significance of giving jewelry for each anniversary year?

Giving jewelry for an anniversary, whether it’s the first year or the tenth, shows love and affection. It is a gift that is beautiful, unique, and has a personal touch. No matter what type of jewelry or style, giving a beautiful piece of gemstone jewelry adds the perfect amount of sparkle to the celebration.

What is the tradition of giving jewelry for wedding anniversaries?

Noone knows for sure where the tradition of giving gifts, let alone jewelry gifts, for wedding anniversaries comes from. However, it is widely believed that the idea originated in the Middle Ages when husbands give their wives silver and gold wreaths or garlands to celebrate their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries.

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With over 10 years of experience writing and editing on a wide variety of subjects, Sarah is a veteran of the content world. Since joining James Allen, she has focused on all things diamonds and fine jewelry with the goal of educating and empowering consumers.

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2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Every Budget

The weather outside might be getting frightful but the shopping is going to be so delightful! The holiday season is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the James Allen Holiday Sale!

2023 Holiday Gift Guide For Every Budget

As the season of gifting approaches, you may be starting to worry about how much you’ll need to spend to find the best gifts for your friends and family. But don’t fret, our gift guide has you covered no matter what your budget is!

James Allen Holiday Sale

It’s that time of year and once again, you’re making a list and checking it twice. Naughty or nice, has sparkles and shine for everyone on your list so you can be the gifting master of 2023.

Everyone will oooh and aaah when they unbox your gift, so let’s get shopping! Whether you need something for every day or a once-in-a-lifetime event, whether you want to spend big bucks or stick to a budget, we’re sharing our favorite pieces that are sure to suit all the personalities on your list.

Gifts Under $300

Perfect pieces for everyday wear, our fine jewelry collection is filled with sparkles to fill their stockings and so much more! From minimalistic metal magic to beautiful birthstone options, this shine is a great place to start.

14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial H Necklace
14K Yellow Gold Fleury Cross

Go for personalized options like those from our initial jewelry or zodiac collections, or choose something with religious significance like a lovely cross pendant. Whatever you decide, the dazzle will be real.

Gifts Under $550

The colors of the holidays shine especially bright in our gemstone jewelry, featuring all 12 birthstones, another personal, budget-friendly gift that is sure to please!

14K White Gold Evil Eye Diamond Ring
14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Double Strand Bracelet (6.0-7.0mm)

Perfect pearls and dazzling diamonds fit here too. And don’t forget the guys! Our collection of alternative metal rings looks so good they’ll think you spent a lot more. Check out our favorites below and get ready for all those thank you notes.

Splurge – Gifts Under $1,000

Want to splurge but just a little bit? We got you. Our collection of glorious glitz under $1,000 is so vast we could barely choose a few favorites to share here. We’ve got sumptuous metal choices, delicious diamond shine, and so much more!

14K Yellow Gold Inside Out Round Hoops, 1/2 Inch Diameter (0.25 Ctw.)
14K Yellow Gold Amethyst Line Bracelet

Whether you’re looking for rings, bracelets, earrings, or necklaces, whether you want to build it yourself or choose a ready-to-wear option, we’ve got you covered for the holiday season and beyond.

Investment Pieces – Gifts Under $5000

Are you looking for the ultimate WOW? Do you want a piece that will literally never go out of style? These classic diamond pieces are exactly what you’re looking for.

18K White Gold Double Halo Oval Diamond Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet (2 CTW - H-I / SI1-SI2)

Many experts suggest that jewelry is a true investment, specifically, diamond jewelry, along with emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. In addition to sentimental value and timeless design, these versatile and seamless pieces can go from casual to black tie and back again. 

Looking for pieces that are sure to be beloved? Try our diamond tennis bracelets and eternity rings.


Does James Allen have free shipping for the holidays?

We sure do! James Allen offers fast and free worldwide shipping!

Can I see my diamond before I buy it for the holidays?

Absolutely! Thanks to our 360° HD diamond display technology, you can explore your diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and sparkle in up to 40x magnification.

Is financing available for the holidays?

Of course! James Allen has multiple financing options available.

What if I need help after hours when holiday shopping?

There is no such thing when it comes to our customer service team. Our experts are here to help you 24/7!

What should my budget be for a meaningful gift?

Budgets are a very personal thing and a gift’s meaning is not tied to its price tag. What makes a gift meaningful is the thought (cheesy but true!). If you keep in mind the recipient’s style and what is important to them, that is what counts. And lucky for you, we’ve got a wide variety of options in a large array of price points. 

Does James Allen have more extravagant options for higher budgets?

Yes, yes, and yes! James Allen has some fabulously luxurious, and I do mean fabulous, options for those choosing to adhere to a higher budget. Drape yourself in diamonds to die for or get that perfect piece just in case you go to the Oscars or get invited to tea with a King.

Keep It Gorgeous

Best of all, you can do all this shopping from the comfort of your home…or anywhere else. Avoid the lines, shop on your schedule, and best of all, get gorgeous gifts for everyone on your list at prices that will let you stay within your budget. Check us out at

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Sarah Axelrad

With over 10 years of experience writing and editing on a wide variety of subjects, Sarah is a veteran of the content world. Since joining James Allen, she has focused on all things diamonds and fine jewelry with the goal of educating and empowering consumers.

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Black Friday Jewelry Gift Guide 2022

Black Friday Jewelry Gift Guide 2022

If you’re looking to check off your holiday gift list and save money, then it’s your time to shine…literally! James Allen’s Black Friday deals are here! Read on to check out the best bling at the best prices. Shop early, save, and, best of all, sleep in on November 25th.

Black Friday jewelry gift guide 2022

James Allen Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of year again, the annual James Allen Black Friday sale! 25% off SITE WIDE! Save on everything! That piece you’ve been eyeing all year? Treat yo self! That engagement ring your love has been sending hint after hint for? Blow their mind with the bling!

Sparkle so bright they won’t remember you forgot their birthday? They’ll wish you would forget it every year! Shop early, save, avoid the chaos, and savor those turkey day leftovers.

Best Selling Black Friday Engagement Rings

A chill in the air and some ice on the finger. The most romantic time of year is upon us once again, the perfect time to pop the question or upgrade your current hardware. Whether you prefer a perfect pavé, a sophisticated solitaire, or a heavenly halo engagement ring, this is the ideal time to grab one of our 2022’s top trends.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

Oh, how we love a solitaire engagement ring! You just can’t go wrong with this timeless, classic, and simply stunning style. Not only are solitaire settings budget-friendly and allow the focus to be solely on your center stone, but they also give an understated elegance beloved by all.

Worried a solitaire is too simple? Pshaw! Go for a thick or thin band, get modern with a knife edge or a six prong shank, or amp up the style with a rope or cable band. The options go on and on!

Choose from timeless yellow gold, romantic rose gold, brilliant white gold, or go for the strength of platinum. Whichever metal or style you choose, a solitaire engagement ring will always be in style. Check out these best-sellers for inspo, and go to for more!

Halo Engagement Rings

Stand in the light of a halo when you give your loved one of our halo engagement rings. This style, where your center stone is surrounded by a literal halo of diamonds, gives your already shining ring enhanced elegance and sparkle.

Do you subscribe to the bigger is better theory? Then halo rings are for you! The halo of diamonds around your center stone will make your ring look even bigger than it is. It’s no wonder their popularity continues to grow.

After all, is more shine ever a bad thing? Take a look at some of the halos our customers just love, and check out more here!

Pavé Engagement Rings

Love the look of being surrounded by diamonds but don’t have the budget of being surrounded by diamonds, then look to the pavé! Pavé literally means to cover, as in to pave something. Pavé engagement rings feature bands that are covered in diamonds.

What is great is that the diamonds are tiny, making them affordable and allowing you to satisfy that champagne taste! All these tiny diamonds reflect light, allowing a beautiful sparkle that can be seen from every angle.

A ring that dazzles this bright is sure to get that yes! Need some inspo? These beauties are best sellers for a reason!

Fine Jewelry Black Friday Deals

Figuring out what to get all the people on your list can be a pain in the you know what! Fine jewelry to the rescue! It always makes a great gift! Whatever their style, whomever the recipient, whichever pieces are preferred, jewelry is the gift that never fails.

Gold Jewelry

There’s a reason it’s called The Gold Standard. Gold is always great; whether you prefer yellow, white, or rose, gold is the gift that keeps on going. Get in on the minimalist trend with gold pieces that you’ll never want to take off. Sport a perfect pair of gold hoop earrings, a cute cuff, an initial necklace, and a statement ring. 

Speaking of statement rings, why go for just one when you can stack ‘em? Wear them on the same finger or get multiple for different fingers because when it comes to stackable rings, it’s like holiday guests, the more the merrier!

Wear your gold jewelry together, separately, or mix and match for a clean, elegant look.

Lab Created Diamond Jewelry

Love diamonds but want to save even more? Then our lab created diamond jewelry collection is for you! Lab created diamonds are great because they are 100% real diamonds, cost less than their counterparts found in the earth, and at James Allen, are certified conflict-free.

Lab grown diamonds are also the perfect way to build your fine jewelry basics collection. Go for a timeless tennis necklace, a perfect solitaire ring, a set of cluster earrings, and a station dash bracelet to pull the collection together.

Is your best friend such a Libra? Is your sister the ultimate Gemini? Sounds like they need a piece from our gorgeous constellation collection. No matter their sign, we got the shine to match!

Complete the set with a pair of lab grown diamond hoop earrings, go for a heavenly halo ring, or choose a perfect pendant. No matter what you choose, our lab created diamond pieces are just what every jewelry box needs.

Birthstone Jewelry

Celebrate a birthday this holiday season, no matter when you were born! Rock the wintery gem of December with beautiful topaz pieces and feel hot hot hot while sporting these icy cool blues. Choose the deep red of January’s garnet and feel regal everytime you put it on.

From the deep shades of September’s sapphires to the engaging greens in May’s emeralds, birthstone jewelry looks good every month of the year. Were you born in October but have the soul of an April baby, pair a stunning opal necklace with a diamond bolo bracelet. Throw in a ruby ring for a pop of color to honor all those July babies you know and love.

James Allen’s collection of birthstone jewelry is so gorgeous you’ll wish you had a birthday every month of the year!

Black Friday Wedding Rings For Women

The James Allen Black Friday sale is also a great time to get that dream wedding ring! Whether you’re looking for your perfect wedding ring for the big day, to add a beautiful piece to your wedding ring collection, or simply want to upgrade your current wedding ring, we have the style for you.

Want a classic ring to match your timeless love? Go for one of our simply sophisticated classic wedding rings. Available in yellow, white, rose gold, and even platinum, as well as different widths, and even styles (check out our knife edge for a classic ring with a twist); we’ve got the right ring for you!

Do you need a ring that sparkles as bright as your smile? Our collection of diamond wedding rings will leave you wanting for words.

Whether you want diamonds that go on and on, like our dazzling eternity rings, or maybe you want a pavé wedding ring to match your pavé engagement ring, our seemingly endless collection of women’s wedding rings has the perfect ring waiting for you.

Black Friday Wedding Rings For Men

Your man deserves a ring that will make everyone go wow! We know this is an important purchase, one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever buy, and you don’t want to buy just any old ring. 

Classic men’s wedding rings are simply timeless. Whether you prefer a slimmer 4mm ring, or want a slightly thicker 6mm band, these enduring rings are available in varying widths, metals, and finishes. From comfort fit to slightly flat or slightly curved, these stylish rings allow you to take a classic look to the next level.

Do you love the classic look but want to give it a twist? Go for a bold, black tantalum ring. Whether you prefer one with a pattern, a satin finish, or one mixed with gold, there are so many choices for men’s wedding rings that you are sure to find your favorite.

Final Thoughts

It’s never a bad thing to be ahead of the game, at least when it comes to holiday shopping! Get that list, check it twice, and finish shopping before everyone else has even started. As they elbow their way through the crowds and set their alarms before the sun, you’ll be fast asleep, dreaming of how you got gifts everyone will love and at a discount. So head on over to because sparkle season starts now!


Sarah Axelrad

With over 10 years of experience writing and editing on a wide variety of subjects, Sarah is a veteran of the content world. Since joining James Allen, she has focused on all things diamonds and fine jewelry with the goal of educating and empowering consumers.

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10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

Say thank you to your bridesmaid squad in style. James Allen has a stunning range of quality jewelry pieces that you can gift for your bridal party, and we’re sharing the best bridesmaid jewelry gifts for 2022. 

10 Stylish Jewelry Pieces To Gift Your Bridesmaids

As a bride-to-be, you will have many different things to plan and organize for the big day. And if you’re having a bridal party, this can also add to the stress of your endless to-do list. While giving your bridesmaid’s thank-you gifts isn’t always required, it never goes unappreciated. After all, your bridesmaids are there to provide support throughout the entire wedding planning journey and, of course, stand by your side as you say ‘I do.’ 

So what better way to show how much you value their time and assistance than with a gorgeous piece of fine jewelry? This is truly one of the best ways to help accessorize your bridesmaids (the way you want) for your wedding day. 

When selecting a jewelry gift, don’t forget to choose an item that reflects their individual taste and personality. But what’s most important is that their gift is filled with lots of gratitude and sparkle. 

How Much to Spend on Bridesmaid Gifts?

The big question that always comes to mind is, “how much should I spend”? A bridesmaid gift doesn’t need to be extravagant but simply a token of appreciation. Just like with any gift, this really depends on your budget. 

Scroll through our bridesmaid gift guide to find the most special gift they are sure to cherish. And, whatever you choose, be sure to add a handwritten note for each of your bridesmaids – they will love that! 

Gifts under $200

Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings – $150

Earrings are a classic choice when it comes to bridesmaid accessories, which is why we love these freshwater pearl earrings. These timeless pearl earrings are the definition of elegance that your besties will cherish on your big day and are versatile enough for everyday wear.

Did you know that in some cultures, it is customary for a bride to gift her bridesmaids’ pearls as this gift is believed to symbolize enduring friendship or sisterhood? 

Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace -$200

Whether you have one bridesmaid or ten, chances are they are part of your I do crew for a very special reason. This is why we believe personalized jewelry is truly one of the most meaningful gift ideas.

This mini initial bracelet is the perfect way for you to say ‘thank you’ and show your appreciation for your besties. Check out our matching mini initial bracelets.

14K White Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl Birthstone Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Mini Initial K Necklace

Gifts Under $350 

Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings -$310

No matter the theme of your bridal party, these classic gold hoop earrings are sure to make the perfect bridesmaid gift. Simple and chic, these will definitely help your gals go from a graceful everyday look to wedding-ready in no time. 

Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet – $350

This dainty white gold diamond bracelet features a pavé diamond heart. Meaningful and super versatile, what better way to show your besties just how much you love them?

This beautiful bracelet is available in both white and rose gold, allowing you to choose the most suitable metal for each member of your entourage.

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earrings
14K Rose Gold Diamond Open Heart Chain Bracelet

Gifts Under $500 

Oval Sapphire Birthstone Necklace – $370

Birthstone jewelry is a beautiful gift idea if you so happen to be looking for something that is truly meaningful and personalized. This is why we suggest that you choose a piece of jewelry that features your special bridesmaids’ birthstone.

It makes for a perfect touch that your bridesmaids will appreciate as it is unique to each individual. And, of course, each birthstone has its own lovely meaning. For example, September’s birthstone, the vibrant sapphire, is rich with symbolism.

It is often associated with royalty, wisdom, virtue, and good fortune. Remember, a versatile birthstone necklace that will last forever! 

Evil Eye Diamond Ring -$420

With a history dating back hundreds of years, in many cultures around the world evil eye jewelry is traditionally believed to be a symbol of protection against harm of the wearer. And this is just one of the many reasons that we LOVE this special gift idea for your bridesmaids.

Not only are evil eye rings so trendy right now but they are gorgeous accessories that will complement almost any outfit too. Many celebrities such as Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian, and even Rihanna have been spotted wearing all different types of evil eye jewelry.  

14K Yellow Gold Square Tube Hoop Earring
14K Yellow Gold Evil Eye Diamond Ring

Gifts Under $800

Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet – $540

Looking for a gift that is all the rage right now? Then this paper clip bracelet is exactly what you need to wrap up for your bridal besties. This yellow gold bracelet is bold yet lightweight and features elongated links that create a chic and modern design.

This kind of bracelet is a trend that won’t be going anywhere any time soon, so you’ll be guaranteed many smiles and happy bridesmaids. 

Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring – $790

As we mentioned before, a personalized piece of jewelry is the perfect gift for each of your bridesmaids. What could be better than a unique yellow gold zodiac ring? Each star sign symbolizes something different and meaningful.

Did you know that for many generations, people from all over the world have been wearing their astrological signs as jewelry for good luck, protection, and empowerment?

No matter your bestie’s personal style, they will definitely love a ring from our Zodiac Signet Ring collection.

14K Yellow Gold Interlocked Disk Paper Clip Bracelet
14K Yellow Gold Taurus Zodiac Signet Ring

Splash Out – Gifts under $1300

Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet -$940

Thinking about the ultimate statement piece? Gift your ‘I do crew’ with this special 14k gold piece of jewelry that they can wear on your wedding day and then treasure forever.

Your friends are going to be with you every step of the way. So show them how much you appreciate their support with this elegant and modern take on the classic friendship bracelet.  

Cushion Halo Morganite & Diamond Stud Earrings – $1260

Perhaps you’re looking to splurge on a truly special gift for your maid of honor? If so, why not opt for these gorgeous rose gold, morganite studs?

Considered to be the gemstone of divine love, morganite also showcases a statement style. Meaning, that without a doubt, she will absolutely love this gift that she can show off anytime, anywhere! 

14K Yellow Gold Solid Round Box Chain Bracelet
14K Rose Gold Cushion Halo Morganite And Diamond Stud Earrings

Which of these gorgeous pieces would you gift your bridesmaids’? We can’t wait for you to share with us on one of our James Allen social channels: Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or Twitter!

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Tarryn Snoyman

An experienced content writer with four years' experience, Tarryn enjoys educating and guiding jewelry shoppers, providing them with valuable insights and best practices for making informed purchases.

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