Understanding The Symbolism of Key Pendants

Choosing a jewelry gift for a friend or family member who is not a romantic interest can be challenging. Many pieces of jewelry are seen as having a romantic implication when you give them. Key pendants make it a bit simpler, as they are an appropriate gift for just about any occasion. The rich symbolic meaning behind giving a key shaped gift draws from many different cultures and periods of time. While you can give a key pendant to someone in your family or friend group, they are also a great gift to show a romantic partner how much you care.

Unlocking Future Potential

Effy 14K White Gold Black & White Diamond Key Pendant, 0.15 TCW

Effy 14K White Gold Black & White Diamond Key Pendant, 0.15 TCW

One of the traditional meanings behind a key necklace was to signify a child coming of age and being old enough to be entrusted with a real key to his or her parent’s house. In different cultures, this might happen anytime in the late teens or early twenties and signified the recipient of the key truly being seen as an adult. In more modern times, a key necklace makes a great gift for a young person at any of the important milestones in life, such as:

  • Getting a driver’s license
  • Graduating from high school or college
  • Moving out of the family home
  • A milestone birthday
  • Getting a first job
  • An important promotion or raise at work
  • Going to graduate school
  • In these situations, the key symbolizes an unlocking of future life potential, new and exciting experiences in life and opportunities for new knowledge. It is said to bring the recipient luck as they journey through this new adventure.

    Bringing New Interests and Passions to The Forefront

    Effy 14K White Gold Diamond Accented Key Pendant, 0.19 TCW

    Effy 14K White Gold Diamond Accented Key Pendant, 0.19 TCW

    In Asian cultures during ancient times, the key symbolized more of an internal transformation than an external sign of success. Once given, a key pendant was supposed to unlock the potential of the recipient, making it easy for them to defeat personal demons and accomplish goals. It could even bring them riches and great success once this internal transformation was complete. A skeleton style key is the best to give as a gift in this situation as it represents unlocking every part of the mind and body.

    Opening The Mysteries of the Heart

    Effy 14K White Gold Black and White Diamond Key Pendant, 0.23 TCW

    Effy 14K White Gold Black and White Diamond Key Pendant, 0.23 TCW

    If you are giving a key pendant to a romantic interest, be sure they are someone you really see a future with. When you give a key necklace to someone you are dating, it symbolizes that you have unlocked your heart to him or her, and you are ready to share your deepest feelings with them. Similar to giving someone a physical key to your apartment or home, giving a key necklace is a very serious step in a relationship.

    If you’re looking for the perfect key pendant and necklace to give a friend, family member, sister, mother, wife or girlfriend, Effy Jewelry has exactly what you are looking for in a beautiful design, featuring stunning gemstones. Click here to see our selection of key pendants.

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