Social Distancing? Make Celebrations Extra Special With The Perfect Gift

May 04, 2020

Social Distancing? Make Celebrations Extra Special With The Perfect Gift

The spring and summer months are full of joyful celebrations and holidays, including anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, graduations, as well as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. However, as Americans practice social distancing, we are separated from our loved ones, and it can be challenging to celebrate these special occasions. While you might be physically separated from friends and family, you can still express your love and pride with memorable gifts from Peter Franklin Jewelers

Even from afar, we have some ideas for special gifts to mark these occasions:


Mother’s Day

There’s no better way to show the moms in your life how much you appreciate them than a special piece of jewelry. This year, Covid-19 is disrupting many family celebrations, but a sentimental ring, necklace or bracelet can make this a Mother’s Day she won’t forget.

For the perfect one-of-a-kind gift, look no further than personalized Pandora jewelry. As an exclusive Pandora retailer, our Peter Franklin customer experience experts can help you select a perfect necklace or bracelet, and then add charms that represent your mom, her passions and her interests. If mom has three kids, loves to cook and read, you can design a custom Pandora bracelet that incorporates all of those.

Mother’s Day is also an excellent occasion to gift a truly special piece, such as Honora pearls, a new Fana ring or wedding band, or custom-designed earrings. For a more whimsical option, initial necklaces with the first letter of loved one’s name is another sentimental choice. 


Father’s Day

While some people opt to give dads sports gear or clothes, we think jewelry makes an outstanding choice. Watches are a time-honored choice for Father’s Day, and they can be worn every day or reserved special occasions.

At Peter Franklin Jewelers, we proudly carry certified, pre-owned Rolex watches, which are sure to impress the most discerning dad. Citizen watches are also a classy and popular choice. For jewelry-lovers, cuff links, bracelets and rings can also be outstanding -- and unexpected – tokens of your love and appreciation.


Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

These special life moments are the perfect time to give a gift of jewelry, particularly diamonds. For weddings, brides and grooms can create one-of-a-kind engagement rings and wedding bands or choose from our extensive selection of pieces from Gabriel & Co, Fana, I Reiss, Simon G and more.

For an unforgettable anniversary gift, consider upgrading your bride’s engagement ring. You can use the stones from her original ring to create a new setting or buy her a gorgeous new ring. You can also try out trendy new stackable rings or splurge on an eternity diamond band. Have a vision for the perfect ring, bracelet or earrings? Our expert craftsmen can create a custom piece out of gold, silver or platinum with a variety of stones.



This year, the class of 2020 won’t get to enjoy the usual graduation festivities. Due to the coronavirus, high school and college grads can’t celebrate their achievements with commencements and parties. Thankfully, we can still give our grads special gifts to show them how proud we are of their accomplishments.

Jewelry makes a memorable graduation gift, and we recommend giving grads sentimental items like initial and name pendants from Sethi Couture. A watch makes a classic and practical option. If you want to splurge, grads will be thrilled by diamond solitaire earrings or a delicate diamond bar necklace that can be enjoyed for years to come.

While physical distancing may be disrupting our holidays and gatherings, we can still celebrate our loved ones and their accomplishments. In many ways, this year’s challenging times may make these life events may be even more memorable, and gifts that you give and receive during these difficult times will always be cherished.

As Northeast Indiana’s premier jeweler, we can help you select the perfect gifts. You can browse our selection online or contact our customer experience professionals for assistance. We offer convenient shipping options and contactless, curbside service at our three locations in New Haven, Angola and Fort Wayne.