birthday buying guide

Celebrating life’s most significant milestones with a birthday gift of jewelry is a decision that will always be treasured. There are many ways to commemorate the annual passage of time for the special people in your life. But birthday jewelry is a very heartfelt option.

With so many stunning jewelry gifts to choose from–and so many landmark occasions to celebrate–the possibilities are nearly endless. To help find the gift that meets each moment while genuinely reflecting the bonds you share, we’ve outlined the steps for creating the perfect birthday gift-giving experience below.

Choosing the Right Birthday Jewelry Gift

When shopping, keep your gift recipient’s style in mind. Jewelry comes in many different colors, types, and sizes. Your recipient might prefer white gold jewelry over yellow gold. Maybe they like fun, chunky jewelry over slim, sophisticated pieces. Remember their tastes while shopping for their birthday gift. Pick a piece that reminds you of them. 

Like finding the perfect style, you want to ensure you choose the right type of jewelry. Quality is crucial to ensure the gift will stand the test of time. Ylang 23 offers various metals and materials to help create the perfect option.

Gemstones are unique because they add a hint of elegance and a pop of color. The gem chosen could be the recipient’s birthstone or their favorite color. This personalization adds meaning to the gift. 

If you’re buying for someone with a cheery personality, consider Irene Neuwirth’s One-Of-A-Kind collection

If the receiver prefers unusual, standout jewelry, consider the designer Lito, featuring scarabs and painted eyes. 

If you need to stay within a budget, consider our gifts under $500

For those looking to spend a bit more, we also offer gifts under $1,000 and gifts under $2,500

When nothing but the best will do, explore one of our over-the-top gifts they will never forget. 

We have the perfect jewelry gift for any celebration and any budget.

Birthday Jewelry Gifts By Age

15th Birthday/Quinceañera

Turning 15 is a special event in everyone’s lives that deserves an unforgettable celebration. This is particularly true in Latin American cultures. The 15th birthday is a rite of passage into womanhood, and the Quinceañera is a special celebration.

Below are collections to consider to make your Quinceañera gift stand out. 

The Gigi Clozeau Collection

The whimsical and carefree pieces in the Gigi Clozeau line match the youthfulness and excitement of a 15th birthday. Some pieces in the collection also have a religious significance.


A necklace can have special significance when they feature a cross or a unique charm relevant to the young lady. Look for something that reflects a mutual memory, her favorite color, or something symbolic of her personality.


Charm Bracelets

These bracelets allow you to display several charms at one time. You can get creative and add anything your recipient loves to create a unique, fun look.

16th Birthday

A 16th birthday is a celebratory turning point in much of Western culture, representing the start of young adulthood. The “Sweet 16” is an unforgettable occasion, deserving a thoughtful gift to mark its significance.

Sydney Evan Collection

The Sydney Evan collection celebrates individuality and features trailblazing styles perfect for 16-year-olds exploring individuality. These trendsetting designs deliver a diverse range of stylish jewelry, from yellow gold hoop earrings to beaded bracelets with charms.

Pendant Necklace

Pendant necklaces make a statement and immediately draw attention and turn heads. Pick a pendant necklace that’s elegant, sophisticated, and meaningful.

Fine Bracelet

Fine bracelets are worn on special occasions and are elegant pieces of jewelry that symbolize maturity.

18th Birthday


The 18th birthday marks the start of adulthood. To commemorate this landmark occasion, it is common to give an unforgettable and heartfelt gift. The jewelry gifts below are the best way to celebrate.

Diamond Stud Earrings

Simple accents and designs can often be a perfect choice. Diamond stud earrings are sleek, stylish, and always flattering. Various designers offer diamond stud styles for every taste.

Fun Charms

Pick a fun charm with a special meaning for your recipient. This will be a gift that is both personal and timeless. Add a simple chain to complete the look.

Hoop Earrings

Hoops symbolize unity and strength, making them the perfect gift for anyone’s first steps into adulthood.

21st Birthday 

A 21st birthday is an unforgettable day that signifies a transition from youth to full maturity. This remarkable occasion calls for an equally mature and special gift. The Jewelry options below are an excellent gift for a 21st birthday.

Luck-Themed Jewelry

Luck-themed jewelry is popular for a 21st birthday to signify a young person’s journey into adulthood. Popular options include a four-leaf clover charm, an evil eye, or a lucky number.

Diamond Ring

Add elegance, sophistication, and style with a classic diamond ring.

Cuffs and Bangles

Stackable cuffs and bangles draw attention and add a bit of bling to any look.

30th Birthday 

What better way to commemorate adulthood and youthful energy than with a special gift for a 30th birthday? The beautiful jewelry options below provide lovely gifts for a birthday celebration.

Layering Necklaces

Layering necklaces are an excellent choice for this birthday, as they are the perfect mix of youthfulness-meets-sophistication as a woman reaches 30.

Pendant Necklaces

A pendant necklace is fit for a woman turning 30. The pendant necklace signifies maturity yet is a timeless classic for any age, and with so many varying options, you can almost certainly find something perfect for her tastes. 

40th Birthday 

The 40th birthday is a birthday milestone of high importance. Thus, finding a significant piece of fine jewelry is crucial. Jewelry is a terrific choice since it is both timeless and personalized.

Gemstone Rings

Gemstone rings are a great way to show sophistication and fun. 40-year-olds want fashionable yet practical, and gemstones bring the fun and the flair for sophistication. Irene Neuwirth offers a collection of fine gemstone rings in various stone types, shapes, and colors for every occasion.

Initial Necklace

Sometimes simple says it all. The first letter of your recipient’s name can be all the personalization they need for a memorable birthday gift.

Birthstone Jewelry 

Birthstones are a classic gift that can become a signature piece they’ll wear for years. 

50th Birthday 

There should be a significant celebration for reaching a milestone as grand as 50, and jewelry can be the perfect gift to give. 

Diamond Necklaces

Diamond necklaces symbolize purity and rebirth. Choose a diamond necklace that gives your loved one a sense of sophistication and maturity.

Diamond Bracelets

Diamond bracelets bring just enough flash without being over the top. Diamonds can sparkle alongside other brilliant gemstones and come in many different sizes.

Tennis Bracelets & Necklaces

Tennis bracelets and necklaces are timeless pieces perfect for a 50th birthday gift. Both are delicate yet durable; they come in various styles and colors that can make any birthday girl feel significant and valued. 

60th Birthday 

A 60th birthday represents a lifetime of memories and events. The beauty and elegance of jewelry are perfect for gift-giving for such a momentous event.

Cathy Waterman Earrings

Cathy Waterman offers an extensive collection of earrings for every taste. Her nature-inspired looks are perfect for “the diamond birthday.” From earthy tones to stunning gold, there’s something for everyone in Cathy’s collection.

Diamond Ring or Diamond Stud Earrings

A beautiful pair of diamond studs are simple yet stunning — a true classic. Diamond rings symbolize strength and eternal love and carry many special meanings.

70th Birthday 

Fine jewelry is an excellent choice to celebrate your loved one's seven decades of life. Jewelry offers plenty of options, whether you're looking for a gift for a parent, grandparent, or friend.

Pearl Necklace

Pearls are a classic piece of sophistication. Pearl necklaces will add some class to your wardrobe. Choose from a wide range of styles and even colors for your loved one’s new set of pearls.

Pearl Bracelet

Pearl bracelets make a meaningful and beloved gift because they are timeless and beautiful. They represent wisdom and love; at 70, that is the perfect message to gift to a loved one. 

80th Birthday and Beyond

Such a significant age deserves a considerable gift. Jewelry serves as a perfect gift to celebrate a loved one’s lifetime of 80 years (or more) of experience and wisdom.

Personalized Jewelry

Birthstone jewelry can be a personal expression to show the qualities associated with the gemstone. Being a personalized present, it has a lot of sentimental value. Personalization adds to the meaningful nature of such a gift.

Signet Ring

Signet rings are seen as an excellent birthday gift as they can symbolize a critical moment in one’s life. 


A particular gemstone represents each month of the year.

These gems are found in necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings to fit each person’s unique taste.

January: Garnet

The January birthstone garnet is deep red. This gem represents passion, strength, and positive thinking.

February: Amethyst

February’s birthstone of amethyst is a reflection of power, strength, and healing. It’s a stunning purple stone that was once claimed to promote the intelligence of its wearers. 

March: Aquamarine

The aquamarine birthstone represents the sea and is also known as the “Mermaid Stone.” Its calming blue hue is said to aid with clarity.

April: Diamond

April’s birthstone is diamond, which reflects devotion and light. This precious stone also represents healing, strength, and everlasting love.

May: Emerald

The May birthstone is emerald, representing patience, love, and fortune. This green stone embodies passion while providing a sense of luxury and security.

June: Pearl

The June birthstone is pearl — a dainty classic. This stone represents purity, sincerity, and truth. Some believe it can help maintain balance and calm.

July: Ruby

The July birthstone of ruby represents passion for life, and red is synonymous with love. It has been a staple in royal jewelry and represents wealth and prosperity.

August: Peridot

The August birthstone of peridot is a green, earthy tone representing friendships and connections. The earthy tone is said to bring peace and good fortune.

September: Sapphire

The official birthstone for September is sapphire, a sparkling blue gem representing faith, hope, and wisdom. Some believe that sapphire can provide balance.

October: Opal

October’s birthstone is opal, a milky stone with an iridescent shine. Some believe these stones reflect the moods of their wearers. Explore our opal rings and opal necklaces.

November: Citrine

November's birthstone is citrine, a warm, sparkling yellow stone. It symbolizes happiness and may have a calming effect.

December: Blue Topaz

December’s birthstone is blue topaz. This calming jewel is a symbol of honesty and deep feelings. 

Types of Birthday Jewelry Gifts

With so many options, you may wonder where to start. Understanding the various jewelry categories and types available for birthday gifts is essential.

Here are the most popular types of birthday jewelry: 

  • Necklaces include sophisticated diamond pendants, fun and trendy enameled charm, or timeless and simple chains. 
  • Bracelets include cuffs, bangles, beads, and charms. It all depends on your gift recipient’s style and tastes.
  • Earrings are among the top gift choices, as they represent protection. Choose from diamond studs, drop earrings, hoops, and more. 
  • Rings may include the recipient’s birthstone, a favorite color, engravement, or a meaningful design. 

Designer Jewelry Pieces Make Unforgettable Gifts

Designer jewelry pieces make unforgettable birthday gifts. Browse our designer collections, featuring pieces that vary in style from timeless to trendsetting.

Our jewelry designers specially curate their collections, making them go-to gifts that show how much you truly care. Shop gifts under $2,500 for high-quality pieces that will be treasured forever.

Each designer brings their iconic palette to their pieces, and that passion ignites their jewels into fascinating and remarkable collections. Some of our designers include:

Personalized Birthday Jewelry Gifts

Picking out a birthday gift for someone special can take time and effort. The perfect gift has to include the best features and be an item the person would deeply appreciate.

At Ylang 23, personalization is priceless in our jewelry. Personalizing a birthday gift makes it more memorable since it comes from you, the person giving it. It also reveals how well you truly know the person you’re buying for.

The Ylang 23 website allows you to select everything you’re planning to apply to your piece (color, gemstone, type, etc.), and it will provide jewelry suggestions. 

Consider everything about your special someone when customizing a piece of birthday jewelry. Select based on the receiver’s hobbies, favorite places, colors, and more. 

Personalized Birthday Jewelry Gifts

Picking out a birthday gift for someone special can take time and effort. The perfect gift has to include the best features and be an item the person would deeply appreciate.

At Ylang 23, personalization is priceless in our jewelry. Personalizing a birthday gift makes it more memorable since it comes from you, the person giving it. It also reveals how well you truly know the person you’re buying for.

The Ylang 23 website allows you to select everything you’re planning to apply to your piece (color, gemstone, type, etc.), and it will provide jewelry suggestions. 

Consider everything about your special someone when customizing a piece of birthday jewelry. Select based on the receiver’s hobbies, favorite places, colors, and more.

Jewelry Gift Idea Especially for Her

Beautiful and meaningful jewelry shows your appreciation for a remarkable woman in your life. If you’re thinking about a gift for your wife, mother, daughter, sister, or friend, we can help. Browse our suggested pieces below.


Adorn your loved one with a necklace that she will cherish forever. A pendant necklace showcases an object, such as a flower or jewel. Diamond necklaces make a great gift for your mother, wife, or daughter, while charms are fun options for sisters, aunts, or other influential women in your life.


Bracelets are excellent gifts for friends and can be meaningful without extravagance. Chain bracelets or cuff bracelets can complement a woman’s sense of fashion, usually worn in white or yellow gold. Diamond bracelets create an iconic look and add elegance. Bangle bracelets are fun, trendy pieces that can go with almost anything, making them the perfect choice when you’re unsure what she’ll like.


Earrings are much more than adornments to decorate the ears. Earrings symbolize just about anything with their various shapes and styles. Drop earrings can be fun, formal, or fancy. Diamond stud earrings are timeless classics and make a statement of simplicity. On the other hand, diamond hoop earrings bring the bling and help make a statement. Heart hoop earrings are a fun style yet a classic look.


Rings are an exquisite gift for your mother, wife, friend, or other family member. Diamond rings can be fun little accents to complete an outfit. Band rings are great for stacking if you want to add more pieces to the same finger. 


Charms are a great option for just about anyone because there are so many options! Popular charms include gemstone charms, perhaps a birthstone or favorite color, or symbols with specific meanings. Charms come in many themes, shapes, and sizes for endless possibilities!

Jewelry Gift Ideas He Deserves

Jewelry as a gift for men is rising in popularity. The trend has recently seen jewelry pieces in men’s fashion. Men’s bracelets, necklaces, and rings make a bold statement in men’s collections.

Gold is a popular choice, and chain bracelets and necklaces are returning. Ylang 23 designer Marla Aaron offers various options in men’s jewelry, as do FoundRae and Dinh Van

Give your father, son, brother, husband, or friend a birthday piece that’s uniquely him — browse our collections for more ideas.

Jewelry Gift Ideas for Mom

Your mother is the most irreplaceable woman in your life, so she only deserves the best. Get her a timeless piece that expresses her uniqueness and individuality. From “mom” necklaces to symbolic jewelry, her devotion to you never wavers, and neither do your options for gifts from Ylang 23.

Whether your mom loves simple or over-the-top, options are readily available for every mom’s taste in jewelry. Shower her with a birthday surprise she’ll never forget. Choose personalized jewelry, or show her how much you love her with a heart necklace. 

Carolina Bucci offers an elegant collection of jewelry that’s perfect for any mom. Choose from necklaces, earrings, bracelets, charms, and more. Her specialty is in beaded necklaces and bracelets that will offer mom distinction and creativity all in one.

Concierge Services

Ylang 23 offers personalized service, including custom jewelry design. Our experts can help you bring your dream piece to life, from concept to customer satisfaction. We’ll help you select every aspect, from the designer to the color options, sizing, and more. We can even reference pieces from previous seasons through the designers. We wrap each gift by hand and ship the order within a day of receiving the custom piece in-store.

Enjoy your personalized shopping experience by coming to our flagship store in Dallas, TX, for a one-of-a-kind experience. And once you’ve purchased your dream jewels, don’t let that keep you from being a regular. We love our customers and can’t wait to see them back! Bring your pieces in for routine service, cleaning, and even repairs when needed. 

Jewelry can be a profoundly personal gift and, in many cases, one that becomes an heirloom. These unique and heartfelt pieces can mean so much to an individual, so choosing carefully is essential. We also having buying guides available for anniversary gifts & more. Feel free to contact our team with any questions while you are shopping for that perfect birthday gift.