How To Find The Perfect Sentimental Jewellery?

How To Find The Perfect Sentimental Jewellery?

Passing a family heirloom, or a piece of sentimental jewellery, down to the next generation, is a special moment and something to be cherished, allowing your loved ones to hold onto something that will forever remind them of you.

These items are to be held onto and looked after, for generations to come, keeping the tradition alive. It’s no wonder then that 57% of people say they have passed down or received a piece of sentimental jewellery.

If your family doesn’t currently have any sentimental jewellery or heirlooms, it’s not too late to start! From stunning pendants to sumptuous diamond rings, we’ve put together a guide for everything you need to know about finding the perfect piece of sentimental jewellery.

When Should I Gift Sentimental Jewellery?

Sentimental jewellery can represent a big milestone, allowing the lucky recipient to look at their jewellery for a lifetime and reminisce about that happy moment. However, it may be tricky to find the perfect milestone to choose.

Luckily, we conducted some research to find which milestones are the perfect time to gift that all important diamond statement piece.

Wedding Day Gifts

Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s the moment you commit yourself to your soul mate, hoping to spend the rest of you lives together. With this being such a big moment, there’s no doubt you’ll want to remember it for the rest of your life.

Luckily, 34% of Brits agreed, saying that the best time to gift sentimental jewellery is on someone’s wedding day. It is the perfect time to show your loved ones how happy you are for them, giving them a timeless gift that they will cherish for years to come.

To help your loved one remember their special day, this princess cut diamond pendant necklace offers a timeless and classic look, allowing the new bride to wear it throughout their life as a constant reminder of their special day.

18Th Birthday Gift

18Th Birthday

Another momentous milestone, an 18th birthday symbolizes a teenager’s entry into adulthood. At 18, many people are moving out of their childhood home onto their next adventure, whether off to university, or starting their way in the working world.

With this being such a huge milestone, 26% of Brits agreed that an 18th birthday is the perfect time to gift a piece of sentimental jewellery. Receiving a beautiful diamond gift is a beautiful symbol for the growing independence and maturity of your teenager.

To help show how much you care on their big birthday, these Round Shape Diamond Halo Earrings is a stylish gift, sure to help show your growing adult how much you care about them.

21St Birthday

21St Birthday

Only a few years after the big 18th birthday, there’s yet another huge milestone for growing adults to cross. Whilst most predominantly celebrated in the US, the 21st birthday still holds strong symbolic meaning across the pond here in the UK.

19% of Brits agreed that a 21st birthday is also a great time to give a sentimental gift to your loved ones. Thought to symbolize adulthood and independence, a piece of jewellery is the perfect way to show just how grown up they really are.

The perfect gift for maturing young adults, this beautiful diamond tennis bracelet is a great way to show just how much you love your newly independent child. The gift of diamonds also helps to show not just how much you care for them, but that they’re mature enough to have such a stunning piece of jewellery.

Becoming Parent

Becoming A Parent

A milestone you certainly won’t forget in a hurry, becoming a new parent is an incredible day when your life will change forever. Welcoming a new child into the world and taking on this responsibility is something that can’t be underestimated.

Unsurprisingly, 19% of Brits agree that the day you welcome your first little one into the world is the perfect day to receive a sentimental gift. Now referred to as the aptly named ‘Pushing Present’, a piece of jewellery is a lovely gift to receive, second only to your new child of course.

Sure to make the day even more special, this glistening Diamond Full Eternity Wedding Ring will help the new mother in your life to look back and remember the day their new child was welcomed into the world. The shine of these earrings will match the shiny smile on their face as they look down at their new bundle of joy.

18Th Birthday Gift


Many of us dream of the day when the love of our life gets down on one knee and pops that all important question. The day we get engaged is a special day, as we start to prepare for the beautiful wedding, and celebrate our love and new commitment to our soon-to-be spouse.

You’d have thought receiving a new diamond engagement ring whilst being proposed to would be enough, but 16% of Brits admitted that an engagement triggers them to pass down their family heirlooms as they get swept up in the new love.

If you find yourself getting in the spirit of love after your loved one gets engaged, this solitaire diamond pendant necklace is the perfect gift, allowing you to start the beautiful tradition of a family heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Whether you’re trying to find a stunning piece of jewellery to start a new family heirloom tradition or gifting a beautiful sentimental piece of jewellery to mark an unforgettable occasion, ABELINI has everything you’ll need to find that perfect gift, from sparkly diamond earrings, to engagement rings that are sure to get you that all important ‘yes’.