Jewelry Ideas for an 18th Birthday

It's official, 18 means adulthood. Celebrate the significance of this birthday with a gift that speaks to their evolving maturity.

For a Young Lady

Turning 18 years old is the perfect time to gift her with her first real piece of jewelry. Make it something special that she will wear throughout her life. Consider a classic gift of diamond stud earrings or a necklace or ring set with her gemstone birthstone. Pearls are also a lovely gift for a newly minted young adult.

For a Young Man

This may be the perfect moment to gift him with a watch fit for a man. Consider having a special inscription engraved on the back, perhaps with words of wisdom or inspiration. Depending on his style, a money clip might suit him. This too can be specially engraved to make the gift more personal.

Make It Personal

Whatever gift you give, the 18th birthday gift should be well-considered and appropriate for this significant milestone.

You'll find a great selection of gifts for both young men and young women online at Or shop along with a jewelry consultant at your local Zales store.