Commencement signifies not only the completion of a level of education, but the beginning of the adventure of life, for most young people – a chance to fly under their own power. For that special grad, this “study” in elegance and grace will likely elicit admiration and appreciation. Two tiers in the most refined shade of pink serve as the foundation, each ringed with a strand of shiny black beads. A stunning damask pattern in lacquer black ornaments the lower tier, while a black graduation mortarboard rests upon the top tier. A silky cord, denoting rank or achievement drapes down the side, and a rolled-up “sheepskin” rests on the bottom layer, tied up in a dainty and shiny black bow.