(idea submitted by Samantha D.)
Jewish Young Adults of today are a varied and eclectic sort. While they have many underlying similarities in their personalities or dispositions, there are very few external clues that indicate to Non-Jews the presence of JYAs. One of these few exterior hints is the use of Tiffany’s jewelry as an accessory.
It is unclear why Tiffany’s specifically has made its way into the hearts and minds (and necklines and wrists) of JYAs as opposed to any other competitor like Signet. The company has no Jewish roots, and very few of the designers have been Jewish (with notable exception of Frank Gehry). Yet the signature bracelets and necklaces of this moneyed Manhattan Mecca have become de facto uniforms for JYAs everywhere.
It is important to note that the allure of Tiffany’s affects both JYA females AND males. For females the allure is practically universal. From LA to London JYA females can be seen sporting the signature silver chain link bracelet with dangly heart charm. Another popular item is the round pendant necklace with the inscription of a large cursive letter. Even those JYA females that generally shun any form of blingy accessories in favor of Nalgene Bottles have a pair of Tiffany’s earrings they received for a birthday or graduation.
Male JYAs also love Tiffany’s because of the easy go-to nature of their gift giving abilities. As JYA “Eric” pointed out, “Debbie was totally on my case for getting her a birthday present, but like, I don’t know what girls like. So I called my mom and she told me to get her this like two hundred dollar bracelet thing from Tiffany’s. Debbie better damn put out”
Even though Tiffany’s jewelry can run on the expensive side, there is no denying the appeal, regardless of how much you enjoy rocking the bling, and odds are very strong if you see a girl at a club sporting a bracelet with a dangly heart attached to it, she is a JYA.