From a woman’s point of view, jewellery is always an acceptable gift! There are also many men for whom jewellery is a significant sign of appreciation and affection.


When we consider a human life, there are many important milestones that can be celebrated with the gift of jewellery.


BIRTH: Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most precious moments. Bracelets, bangles, earrings and necklaces are the most popular gifts for newborns. Additionally, silver photo frames, silver eggcup & spoon and precious metal coins (e.g. sovereigns or coins minted for the birth year ) are firm favourites.


BIRTHDAY: 18th and 21st birthdays are regarded as important signposts in life. Gold and silver jewellery is generally gifted on these dates. Necklaces, earrings or bracelets are popular for girls. Cufflinks, signet rings, bracelets and neck chains are more common for boys. In addition to these, every decade in adulthood is regarded as a significant landmark – 30, 40, 50 etc. Jewellery embellished with birthstones is often chosen at these times.


GRADUATION: Graduating from college, university or institutes of education is a major achievement in life. Gifts given at this time may relate to the course undertaken. Traditional jewellery choices include necklaces, chains, bracelets and rings. A fashionable and thoughtful gift is Fonya (www.fonya.com.au) – for those who must work without rings on their fingers. This includes healthcare workers, chefs, metal workers, mechanics, jockeys, professional athletes and many more.


ENGAGEMENT: Another important event in life’s journey is a couple’s engagement. Choosing the perfect piece and style may be difficult so you could opt for an exchangeable gift or token.


WEDDING: Apart from the exchanging of vows and rings by the bride and groom on the wedding day,  jewellery gifts for the Bride, Groom, Mother & Father of the bride/groom and  Bridesmaids are often bestowed. Frequently, matching styled gifts may be given (e.g. silver bracelet for female and silver cufflinks for male). From our point of view a Fonya (www.fonya.com.au) is the perfect gift for either the Bride or Groom – to hold and protect their irreplaceable wedding/engagement bands.


ANNIVERSARY: There are traditional and modern wedding anniversary gift lists which can help in deciding what to choose. An excellent resource can be found here: https://www.theknot.com/content/milestone-anniversary-gift-ideas Individuals always add their own flavour and originality – adding to the array of acceptable offerings.  


VALENTINE’S DAY: This is the most romantic date in the Western calendar. Jewellery and flowers are traditional favours on this date. Furthermore, St Valentine’s Day is a popular choice of date for becoming engaged. Need we say more?


MOTHER’S DAY: This day is perfect for saying Thank-You to arguably the most important woman in our lives. Without her we would not even be here! The choice of jewellery is best based upon her particular tastes and preferences. It may be good to get ideas from siblings and even consider a combined gift.


While these are popularly regarded as the most traditional dates for jewellery gifting, there is no limit to the occasions on which it can be given as a great offering.