Leaving for College Symbolic Jewelry Gifts Ideas

Moving To College Jewelry Gift Ideas

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Is your loved one heading off to college? This is a time of excitement, anticipation, and nervousness. For many, it is the first time they are living away from home, which can be both exhilarating and daunting. College is an opportunity to expand one's horizons, meet new people, and gain new knowledge. It is a time to discover who you are and what you want to do with your life. While it may be challenging, the experience can be incredibly rewarding and life-changing. A memento of home, love, and support can be a great comfort and become a lifelong cherished possession, including a symbolic piece of jewelry that can be worn as a reminder to wander, explore, and know home is always around the corner.  


There are many symbols that can signify the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the new experience and responsibility this time will bring. These symbols include the compass, starfish, and circle. Let’s explore these symbols, as well as some gorgeous examples of symbolic diamond jewelry.


Symbol: Compass


A compass is a tool that is often used to navigate through unfamiliar territory. However, beyond its practical usage, a compass is also a powerful symbol for life's journey. It represents the guidance and direction that we seek as we navigate through the twists and turns of life, as well as an assurance that we can always find our way home.


Just as a compass helps us find our way, it reminds us that we have the power to choose our own path. It reminds us that we are not helpless passengers, but rather active participants on our own journey. With a strong sense of direction, we can make decisions that align with our values and lead us towards our goals.


Moreover, a compass represents the importance of staying true to our inner selves. Just as a compass always points to true north, we must also stay true to our own values and beliefs. When we act in accordance with our deepest convictions, we can find a sense of purpose and fulfillment that guides us towards a meaningful life. A compass pendant is a beautiful memento that can be worn as a daily reminder of this powerful message.


diamond compass pendant

Symbol: Starfish


Starfish are unique creatures that inhabit the oceans of the world and are known for their distinctive appearance and regenerative ability. Symbolically, starfish have been associated with renewal and making a difference in the world, one action at a time.


The starfish's ability to regenerate lost limbs can be seen as a metaphor for resilience and the ability to overcome challenges. Like the starfish, it is important to be adaptable and open to change when faced with the obstacles, choices, successes, and setbacks of college. A student must be willing to regroup and try again.


Additionally, in the Legend of the Starfish we learn that a single action can have a profound impact on the world.  According to the legend, one day a man was walking along the beach. He came across thousands of starfish that had washed ashore. The man noticed a little child throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. He asked her “Why are you doing that? Look at this beach! You can’t save all of them. You can’t make a difference.” The child paused for a moment before continuing with the task and answered the made, “I made a difference for that one.” This is an excellent reminder that the choices we make in our lives have great impact on the world around us. It reminds college students that kindness towards others, doing what’s right, and making finding your path in life is deeply personal and worth exploring, even if its impact is not immediately known or felt.


In essence, the starfish can serve as a powerful reminder to trust in ourselves and our abilities. By embracing our unique qualities and remaining open to new experiences, one can find our own path in life and in college. A starfish pendant is a beautiful reminder that can be worn every day.


diamond starfish pendant

Symbol: Circle


The circle is one of the most ancient and universal symbols in human history. It represents wholeness, completeness, and unity, as well as eternity and infinity, since it has no beginning or end. The circle reminds us of the interdependence and interconnectedness of all things and invites us to embrace the harmony and balance that come from embracing the whole. The circle reminds us that life is constantly moving through different moments in life. It reminds us that our experiences are an evolving journey and to enjoy the adventure. What a beautiful sentiment for a college student to carry with them as they begin this new leg of their journey.  A circle necklace is subtle reminder of this sentiment and a beautiful token that can be worn everyday as a reminder.


diamond circle penant

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