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14 Gift Ideas With Personalized Photo Jewelry

Author Jeri K. Augustus  / Category Information Center. Last Updated: March 26, 2024

Reviewed by John Conor. Reading time 34 mins.

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Jewelry Keepsakes is a company that creates photo-engraved jewelry to help you cherish your memories forever. We put in a lot of care into crafting each piece so as to exceed your expectations and ensure that every detail, from the photo to the design, is carefully planned and executed. We understand how special gifts are in preserving memories, and we design each piece accordingly. Our family-owned business is very passionate about what we do, and we wear and gift photo-engraved jewelry ourselves.

Our versatile pieces are perfect for any special occasion. If you want to give a gift that is more than just ordinary, personalized photo engraved jewelry is the way to go! These unique pieces stunningly capture your cherished memories, creating keepsakes that will be treasured for years. From heart-warming moments to everyday adventures, we have ten inspiring gift ideas to help you express your care and love with the power of a picture.

14 Gift Ideas For Personalized Photo Jewelry

We think of jewelry as a gift for very specific occasions and photo engraved jewelry is an ideal option for any of them. Check out some of our thoughts on when to gift photo-engraved jewelry.


Apart from the date the relationship commences, there are a few other occasions for couples to celebrate their union and love. The first-date anniversary is one of the best romantic anniversaries that couples can celebrate with themselves.

Re-enacting how and where it all started can help brighten the love between you and your partner. Instead of the traditional paper gift for a first anniversary1, why not choose photo engraved jewelry? Photo-engraved jewelry would be perfect to make this event even more memorable. Again, you have several options to choose from.

Stainless Steel Memories Heart Pendant

What better way to show your everlasting love for each other? Our stainless steel memories heart-shaped jewelry not only depicts love with its beautiful heart-shaped design, but the stainless steel also depicts that the love between you will remain untarnished.

While this is a more feminine gift, it can also be given to a male partner. This pendant is a best seller, and with the price it's going for? You should grab it now! What's more? You can personalize it by making engraved writing on the back.

Silver Framed Heart Photo Engraved Pendant

This pendant speaks of personal taste but also of elegance and class. You can include a photo of your first date or photos of both of you.

Gold Plated Gem Photo Engraved Circle Pendant

This gem-studded pendant is an amazing way to tell your partner how much of a gem they are. It comes in both circular and heart shapes, both of which are perfect for expressing your eternal love for each other.


Summer camps are a valuable tool to help build personal competencies in a nurturing environment2. For most teenagers or adolescents, summer programs are usually the first time they would be away from their parents for a long time.

It can be exciting and scary for them. These photo-engraved keepsakes will help them have a tangible keepsake of the experience and manage any homesickness they might have.

Photo Engraved Wallet Card

A wallet card engraved with a family photo is one of the best gifts you can give your teenager as they go to a summer camp. The wallet cards are charming and still fall into most teenagers' definition of cool.

The keepsakes will ensure that the picture isn't damaged during all the physical activities they would be involved in. You can also engrave a personalized message on the front or back of the keepsakes. The message can be about a coming of age message or how proud you are of them.

What's more? It is practically weightless and won't take up much space.

Photo Engraved Bracelet

Our luxury photo-engraved bracelets are the perfect way to celebrate and remind your teenage daughter of her feminine elegance as she goes to camp.   They come in various styles, designs, and colors to match most female teenagers' tastes.

A particular favorite is the sophisticated side heart photo-engraved bracelet. Its silver and stylish design, with a heart-shaped pendant by the side, ensures that it can be worn as both a fashion statement and a sentimental piece.


After dedicating several years, effort, and resources to their careers, many people look forward to retirement, when they can finally rest.

Retirement can evoke a mix of feelings for different people. While some people will be glad to be out of the workforce, others might feel nostalgic or even sad to let go of something to which they had to devote most of their lives3. Whatever they feel, giving them gifts to mark their retirement is a sure way to make them feel seen and appreciated.

Color Pendants

Giving a colored pendant as a retirement gift hints that even though their lives have been colorful through the various experiences they've garnered while working, this new phase they are embarking on will also be colorful.

One of the best things about Jewelry Keepsakes is that they are versatile. With the right design and build, they can convey many messages. With our color pendants, you can maintain the exact color and hue of the picture you choose to engrave in the pendant.

This pendant will make the picture and the moment it depicts remains brightly in their mind. And anytime they feel nostalgic, they can grasp it and reminisce on the amazing life they've led and are still living.

Rearview Mirror Photo Engraved Keepsakes

This is one of our most unique products. It is so special because it is designed in such a way that the engraved photo on it can be reflected.

Giving a colleague or loved one who is retiring this thoughtful and unique gift will help them retain and cherish the moment so much more. And anytime they look at the picture in the keepsakes, they will be reminded once more of how far they've come.

Mens Photo Engraved Rectangular

Our rectangular photo-engraved pendant is a great retirement gift, especially for men. The stainless steel luster ensures that it doesn't fade or crack and gives it a masculine feel. The pendant is also very easy on the eyes and can be paired with different attires.

Beaded Pendants

These are awesome, elegant choices for female retirees. The pendants are charming, stylish, and beautiful. Additionally, they are made to last and remain untarnished for as long as possible. 


Teaching is more than a job; it is a life calling. In addition to our immediate family members and loved ones, our teachers are some of the people who have contributed to our lives in one way or another.

We've all had a particular teacher we feel indebted to because of how much impact they made on our lives. What better way to show our gratitude than with timeless keepsakes that will constantly remind them of how impactful they've been? You can also give your classmates, principal, or friends these keepsakes as an end-of-the-year gift.

Silver Blessings Wallet Card

This customizable wallet card is an excellent end-of-year gift for a beloved teacher or classmate. It can be engraved with up to four images.

The four pictures can include a group picture of the class, a picture of your teacher, your picture, and a picture of the both of you together, and if it's a friend you're giving, you can replace the teacher's picture with your friend's own!

This keepsake is not only very versatile and gives you many options to choose from, but it is also an incredible way to keep all the memories shared alive. Moreover, it is flat, light, won't take up much space, and is perfect for both genders.

Sophisticate Octagon Photo Engraved Bracelet

This is a charming gift for your favorite female teacher or classmate. The design is perfect for women of all ages. It has an octagon-shaped pendant on which you can engrave a medium-sized photo of them or a photo of the two of you.

As its name implies, this bracelet is sophisticated, elegant, and clean in its design - the perfect impression every female wants to have of themselves.

Photo Engraved Diamond Pendant

This is another of our best-selling pieces. This pendant is perfect for a male teacher or friend. Its simple and manly design allows it to be used or worn on various occasions. In addition, the kite shape of the pendant is unique and won't be easily found elsewhere.

You can include a photo of you and your teacher or friend on it and make a written engraving telling them how grateful you are to have met them and their impact on your life.


Whoever came up with the saying that "health is wealth" certainly knew what they were saying. Our health is the most important thing to us; virtually every other part of our lives depends on our health.

Going through a sick phase can be draining for the patient, their loved ones, and those around them. So, when you have a loved one who has currently recovered from a health challenge or condition, it is certainly worth celebrating.

Gold Gem Heart Birthstone

Surviving a health condition can be likened to a new birth - a new chance at life. Gifting them a thoughtful gift like the gold birthstone pendant is a great way to help commemorate their recovery and welcome them into what we hope will be a healthier version of their lives.

There are birthstones for different months; you can choose a pendant with a gemstone from their birth month or one in which they improved.

The gold gem heart birth is a fascinating piece. It can remind them of how strong they've been and how they deserve a gold medal for their excellent recovery work.

Abel Green Beaded Necklace

The color green signifies life, growth, and rebirth. After a particularly draining period of sickness, the green beaded necklace is bound to evoke hope and vitality in them.

The necklace's calm and hopeful hues will inspire hope and faith. It comes with a heart-shaped pendant on which you can engrave their picture. You can also engrave a goodwill message on the back of the necklace.


Moving into a new house is a big change. It is an exciting change. It would be a growth move and an incredible change for a parent. However, it can evoke many feelings, especially in kids and adolescents.

For one, moving into a new house means they would have to change the neighborhood they've grown used to. It can also mean they would have to change schools, which might make them lose out on some of the friendships they've cultivated.   Giving them photo-engraved jewelry might make them cope better with the change.

Silver Delight Wallet Card

You can have some pictures of them inside your old house engraved into a wallet card. Giving them a keepsake like this will help them combat the nostalgia they might feel later on. The silver delight wallet card is a perfect way to immortalize the beautiful memories of your former accommodation.

Engraving the photographs means they won't fade, and your kids can remember them longer.

Photo Engraved Oval Stainless Keychain

What better way to welcome your kids or spouse to a new house than to give them a personalized keychain? Just picture this: as you get to the entrance of your kids' room, you give them their personalized keychain with the key to the room. Can you imagine how recognized and seen they would feel?

With our best-selling oval stainless keychain, you can be assured that they will have nothing but smiles on their faces. The keychain's design is simple, and it comes with hooks that make it easily and firmly attached to any hook or place you want to fix.

To commemorate the occasion, you can engrave the date you moved into the new house and add a picture of your favorite spot in your old neighborhood. That way, you can help them preserve their memories of that place while making sure the memories of the move into this new location remain evergreen.


Going on a fitness journey is a commitment that takes a substantial amount of effort and dedication. And as such, once it has been achieved, it deserves to be celebrated just like any other commitment.

A photo-engraved keepsake is a great way to commend them for their efforts. It can also remind them of the journey and help them maintain that fitness level.

Small Thick Heart Pendant

This cute and charming pendant is small but packs a punch in sentimentality and the emotions it can evoke.

You can give them this delightful heart-shaped pendant to remind them that great things can be achieved through small and consistent steps. You can engrave a picture of them after they've achieved their goal with some inscriptions on how proud you are of them for achieving this feat.

Silver Reflection Wallet Card

This keepsake allows you to add two pictures and a quote, perfect for documenting a visual representation of their fitness journey.

You can add a picture of them before their fitness journey on the left side of the reflection card, an uplifting quote from their favorite movie or music in the middle, and a picture of them after they've achieved their goal on the right.

You can also get the Silver Blessings wallet card, which allows you to add as many as four pictures. It all depends on you and your perception of what would mean more to the person you want to give the gift to.


The opening night of a play you have a role in is bound to make one excited. After all, it's not every day one plays a role in a movie. This occasion is memorable and should be commemorated with a memorable and thoughtful gift to keep the memory of that exciting event from fading.

Meadows Heart Pendant Engraved Bracelet

An exotic memorabilia for an exciting event, this pendant is one of the most unique photo-engraved gift ideas ever!

The fascinating blend of colors on the beads on the bracelet is not the only thing that makes it unique; the heart-shaped pendant and the closing hook are also one of a kind. Getting a role in a movie is not a common occurrence and, as such, deserves to be celebrated with the most unique type of gift.

Photo Engraved Gem Heart Full Color Pendant

This occasion is certainly colorful, and our alluring photo engraved color pendant is a great way to express that notion.


They are winning any competition, whether the science fair or a football game, is a big deal. Much preparation and dedication would have been carried out to emerge as the victor.

Sure, it's common to go for a party or outing to celebrate their winning; however, what about giving them something tangible to remember the event?

Gold Plated Stainless Necklace

This unisex stainless steel pendant is perfect for celebrating a win. You can engrave a photo of them during a particularly intense period during the game and then add the game date on the back.

Photo Engraved Square Stainless Keychain

You can always have a few personalized keychains. If the game was a team game, you can engrave a group photo of the team on the keychains and give it to your team members.


Most of the time, things on our bucket lists might seem near impossible, given our present circumstances. But we put them on our bucket list to give ourselves hope that nothing is impossible with the right mindset and effort4.

So when we eventually check something off a bucket list, we've put in much effort and moved out of our comfort zone. Frankly? That takes courage and should be celebrated.

Wallet Card

Most people take pictures to commemorate, checking something off their bucket list. But it's just a matter of time before a photo fades. A wallet card engraved with the picture ensures that the memory and pictures remain evergreen.

Photo Engraved Diamond Pendant

The best part about pendants of this shape is that they are unisex! A picture engraved in this diamond pendant with the date on the back is a thoughtful and unique gift for marking something off someone's bucket list.


Sports have this amazing quality of uniting people of different races, opinions, and backgrounds and making them all root for and believe in the same thing. Be it a basketball game season or a volleyball game season, the end of a sports season is usually a nostalgic and exciting period. It might mean not seeing your other team members for a while, so giving them a piece of picture jewelry is a great way to keep and remind them of all the memories shared.

Photo Engraved Stainless Steel Thick Dog Tag

This is an incredible, unisex gift you can give to a teammate or fellow team supporter. You can engrave their picture on the tag with the end date of the season at the back, as well as a picture of their favorite player.

Silver Celebration Card

The silver celebration card is a wallet keepsake. You can add two pictures, one taken at the beginning and another at the end of the game.


Being the recipient of an award is a testament to how hard a person has worked and is dedicated to a particular cause. After all, awards are only given to excellent people with outstanding performances. Therefore, an excellent keepsake is also required to celebrate this incredible achievement.

Photo Engraved Stainless Heart Keychain

One thing about Jewelry Keepsakes Keychains is that you can always go right with them. They are not only beautiful but incredibly practical and useful. You can engrave a picture of them taking the award into this photo jewelry gift to help immortalize that memory.

They might use it daily, which will always boost their morale and convince them that they are indeed capable of excellence.

Diamond Gold Engraved Picture Pendant

This reflection jewelry is an amazing way to help them reflect on their journey. You can engrave their picture on the jewelry, and an inscription at the back of the picture depicts the date they got the award.


Placing someone in a position of authority shows how selfless they are and how much trust they have earned from others. Although they may be pleased to be elected, they might feel burdened by the new responsibilities. Offering them a gift that conveys your trust and support can be a kind gesture they will appreciate.

Luxury Elongated Diamond Photo Pendant

The luxury elongated diamond photo engraved jewelry is not everyday jewelry. It is unique and perfect for expressing your trust and faith in their ability to handle their newfound responsibilities.

Side Heart Color Pendant

This colorful pendant inspires hope and faith, especially regarding their new position.


Advancing in one's chosen career field is an incredible achievement and deserves to be celebrated. This milestone should be commemorated with a unique and thoughtful gift. One beautiful thing about giving gifts on occasions like this is that it can go both ways.

If promoted, you can gift your parents a keepsake with a picture of you during the promotion event. But if it's the other way around and you are giving gifts to the person being promoted, our pendants or keychain keepsakes can help you give them the most thoughtful gift ever!

Rectangle Gold Plated Pendant

This pendant is clean, simple, and classy. The best part is that it can be given to people of all genders. You can have one of their favorite photos engraved in the pendant with a congratulatory and goodwill message.

The design is such that it is versatile enough to be worn in both professional and casual settings.

Photo Engraved Keychain

If the promotion warrants the promotion to get a new office or other features with an additional set of keys, then a photo-engraved keychain would be meaningful, thoughtful, and helpful.

You can include a personalized congratulatory message on it and appropriate pictures depicting the occasion. So anytime they want to open their office to start the day, they are reminded of how proud you are of them. This might motivate them to work harder! And you'll be thinking of another promotional gift to get them in no time.

Beaded Photo Engraved Pendants

If you want to get the perfect promotion gift, any of our beaded keepsakes will do the work. In many world cultures, beaded ornaments are worn or used to signify good luck and success.

Giving a loved one who was recently promoted one of these is a sure way to communicate how happy you are for them and how hopeful you are that this promotion would herald more success for them.   Our beaded keepsakes are made with bright and colorful beads artfully arranged to help add a touch of color to anything they might choose to wear with it!

Photo Engraved Jewelry Gifting Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Choose the Most Meaningful Photo for My Photo Engraved Jewelry?

Keeping memories is one of the most cherished parts of being human, and we should do our best to keep the most important moments in our lives.

Photo engraved keepsakes are one of the best ways to achieve this.

However, it is important to choose the perfect keepsakes for immortalizing the beautiful moments in your life. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a photo to engrave in your photo jewelry.

  • Choose a photo that perfectly captures the moment you want to immortalize.
  • Make sure the photo is clear and in focus.
  • Close-ups pictures are the best.
  • Ensure the photo has proper lighting.
  • Consider the background and the number of people in the picture.

What is the Most Popular Shape for Photo Engraved Jewelry?

The beauty of photo engraved jewelry is that it can come in virtually any shape you want. However, the based on the data collected from our best-selling keepsakes, the most popular shapes for photo engraved jewelry are listed below.

  • Heart shape
  • Dog-tag shape
  • Oval shape
  • Round/ circular shape
  • Rectangular shape

How Long Does it Take to Make a Photo Engraved Jewelry?

There is no fixed amount of time for making photo engraved jewelry as designs and complications differ. However, it takes 1 to 3 days to create a piece of clean and elegant photo jewelry.

Here at Jewelry Keepsakes, we prioritize our customers' satisfaction and do our best to come up with amazing and unique personalized designs for your keepsakes in the shortest time possible.

How Long Does A Photo Engraved Jewelry Last?

The pictures in our photo jewelry are permanently etched and designed to last for as long as you want to wear them. However, the pendant's surface can be scratched or washed off by some harsh chemicals. We recommend that you take care not to let them get scratched and also avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals.

Can I Give a Piece of Photo Engraved Jewelry to a Child as a Gift?

Yes! Of course! Photo engraved jewelry are perfect for all sexes and ages. Here at Jewelry Keepsakes, we have small-sized and charming pendants perfect for kids. You can permanently immortalize memories that you want them to not forget on jewelry keepsakes and gift them out.


Photo engraved jewelry is one of the most versatile and thoughtful gifts you can give someone to commemorate a special occasion or immortalize a particular memory. As human beings, there is only so much our memory can handle, and this is why it is crucial to have keepsakes that can keep our precious memories a glance away.

Do you have a special memory that you don't want to forget? Or looking for a perfect gift idea for a loved one? Jewelry Keepsakes has you covered! Please browse through our catalog here to make your selection, and contact us to start designing your very own personalized and charming photo engraved jewelry.

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Jeri K. Augustus

Meet Jeri K. Augustus, an experienced customer service professional from Great Falls, Montana, with a heart full of compassion for helping others. Jeri has spent more than four decades in the industry and has gained a wealth of personal experience with loss and grief. She has dedicated herself to assisting families in finding meaningful ways to honor their loved ones who have passed on and celebrate those who are still with us.

Jeri's contribution to the cremation jewelry industry is remarkable. She played a key role in developing new lines of modern pendants, cremation rings, and bracelets. She launched a line of photo-engraved jewelry that now includes several hundred styles for families to choose from. She is actively involved in leadership and customer care at Jewelry Keepsakes Inc., where she helps people every day with their inquiries and concerns regarding these products.

Despite her many years in the industry, Jeri remains passionately committed to helping those who are grieving and supporting families as they find personal ways to cherish their loved ones. She still resides in Montana and enjoys spending her free time with her dogs, children, and grandchildren. If you're looking for someone who can guide you with compassion and expertise in selecting a beautiful keepsake to remember your loved ones, Jeri is the perfect person to help.