Ah, graduation. A lot of hard work, time, talent, money and drive have led to this point: a milestone that will be celebrated, photographed and remembered forever. Whether from high school, college, law school, medical school, or what have you, graduation is a wonderful time of excitement and change. How to mark the occasion? You can always write a check. (What new graduate doesn't need money?) Before you whip out your wallet, however, remember that cash is practical, yet very impersonal. Because you're reading this, it's a good guess that the graduate is a special woman in your life, she worked hard to get where she is, and she deserves a graduation gift that is truly memorable. How about something memorable, practical, meaningful and beautiful? Try pearls. Pearl jewelry - whether pearl studs, a pearl pendant or a beautiful pearl strand - is a classic and wonderful addition to any woman's jewelry box. Whether she's heading off to college, interviewing for jobs, about to embark on a career, or planning a wedding, the recent graduate can wear pearl jewelry for instant polish. Added bonus: She'll remember you every time she wears them. Many retailers and online stores sell classic pearl jewelry in sets. Not only is this great because you pay less for the set than if you purchased a necklace, earrings and bracelet separately, but buying a pearl jewelry set provides the added bonus that the pieces will match.