Jewellery Ideas for 21st Birthday

Jewellery Ideas for 21st Birthday

Turning 21 is a definitely a big birthday, so you might be thinking what do you get for someone turning 21? Is jewellery a good birthday present? Spoiler: the answer is yes! Whether you’re the birthday star or you’re searching for the perfect gift, we’ll be answering all your questions today with a guide of our best antique jewellery gift ideas for 21st birthdays!

The Best Gifts for 21st Birthdays

It’s hard to establish the ‘best’ gift idea for a birthday, but the 21st birthday is usually a signifier of someone’s entrance into true adulthood. With that in mind, maybe consider something a bit more serious for a 21st birthday.

21st Birthday Gifts

If your child, grandchild, friend, partner or loved one’s big birthday is coming up, consider jewellery for that wow factor present! A piece of jewellery can be a gift that lasts a lifetime, and it’s sure to be something they will treasure for years to come and can eventually passed down to their own children on their 21st if they wish! With this in mind, let’s get some ideas going:

Luxury Rings for 21st Birthday Gift

To celebrate that big birthday, a good ring choice is to shop their birthstone. Choose something subtle and classic and you’ll be set with a beautiful dress ring that they can wear for all of the important events in lifetime. Here’s a brief overview of the birthstones by month.

May birthstone 21st birthday gift ideas
Jewellery Ideas for July 21st Birthday

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine

April – Diamond

May – Emerald

June – Pearl

July – Ruby

August – Peridot

September – Sapphire

October – Opal

November – Citrine

December – Turquoise

If, for example, your daughter’s birthstone is a colour she doesn’t like, or if you know there is a colour that she likes a lot, then try and aim for that instead. If blue is her favourite colour but she was born in July, disregard the ruby and go for a zircon, aquamarine, or sapphire ring.

21st Birthday Jewellery for Sons

If you’re looking for something significant for your son’s 21st look no further! Signet rings are the perfect 21st birthday gift for the boy-to-man in your life! Steeped in tradition, the signet ring often bears the family crest, initials or other symbol. Historically, children were presented with a signet ring with the family crest on their 21st birthday – making this an even better gift in the modern day! Antique signet rings are rich with history and traditionally worn on the pinky finger of the less dominant hand. AC Silver offers a wide range of signet rings, both plain and embellished. Unembellished signet rings can often be engraved by a working jeweller to add that personal touch. Alternatively, you can opt for a signet ring with diamonds or gemstone embellishment, like this Victorian shield shaped bloodstone ring. The bloodstone gemstone is steeped in tradition, associated with bringing favour, courage and endurance to the owner making it an excellent birthday present that can be passed down for generations to come.

21st Birthday Signet Rings
21st birthday present ideas for sons

21st Birthday Jewellery for Daughters

Another great parent-to-child jewellery gift is a necklace. One of the best gifts to give to your child on her 21st birthday is a heart-shaped pendant. We have a selection of heart shaped jewellery including earrings, brooches and pendants of various sizes and designs, featuring different gemstones too. One thing that your daughter will cherish for her lifetime is the knowledge that her parents want her to feel their love everywhere she goes. The heart pendant – whether a full love heart or the more simplistic outline design – is a gift that symbolises the love between you and your child.

Heart shaped pendant gift ideas
21st birthday cross pendant

Alternatively, if you are religious, a cross pendant can make the perfect gift, encouraging them to carry faith into their adult life.  Every gemstone, every time period, and every jewellery style is accounted for through the cross pendant, and so it’s one of the smartest ideas for a 21st birthday present.

True Classic Jewellery Gift Ideas

If you’re still a little uncertain a strong fail-safe choice is classic, timeless jewellery pieces. If you’re thinking to yourself ‘What is the best jewellery to wear all the time?’ the answer is classic and timeless high-quality pieces, like diamond solitaire necklaces and studs. Not only do they pair well with all colours and styles, diamonds are the strongest gemstone out there – so whilst care is always needed with such items, they are a certainly less fragile than say the beautifully delicate opal.

A diamond necklace is a timeless accessory that will suit everyone. A simple and elegant solitaire is bound to go with every outfit and can be layered with pieces they already own, or choose a diamond drop necklace for that added sparkle! Art Deco necklaces and pendants are often more elaborate with details and a little different than your more modern designs!

Timeless diamond stud earrings gift idea

Diamond stud earrings are a jewellery box staple, and by gifting them you are adding a sentimental memory to an item that will last a lifetime and beyond. Stud earrings are suitable for all genders, but just make sure they have their ears pierced first if you’re going to go down this route! However, if they don’t have pierced ears you can still gift earrings from our clip on earrings collection!

Bracelets for 21st Birthday Gift

Bracelets are a beautiful choice for a 21st birthday, especially due to their range in shapes, styles and colours! Diamonds are sure to go with any outfit, so the opting for a classic and elegant tennis bracelet. If you’re interested in something different, there are gemstone bracelets as well that might be perfect for you, whether you would like to lean into a birthstone or a preferred colour!

Matching bracelets can also be a really sentimental gift. These yellow gold twist bangles, one with emeralds and one with rubies, would make a great gift for sisters or mother and daughter with close relationships. The bangles can serve of a reminder of each other and the joyous celebration!

Sister Bracelet gift ideas
Matching bracelet for 21st birthday presents

Of course, we won’t judge if you’re not sure about the jewellery! If the birthday boy or girl has a certain passion they’d like to pursue with their life, this is the perfect opportunity to show your support for that. Let’s say they’re a budding writer, a leather-bound notebook with a stunning fountain pen would be an amazing gift, with a silver inkstand or inkwell is also a great addition to this type of giftset.

We hope this blog has helped you with ideas for 21st birthday gifts, and if you want to keep exploring check out our antique and vintage jewellery online now!

The author’s views are entirely their own and may not always reflect the views of AC Silver.

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