If you're someone who finds it challenging to pick the perfect anniversary gift each year, it might be helpful to know that there are certain “milestone” anniversaries, for which fine jewellery is traditionally given. Many anniversaries have a metal or gemstone associated with it, but the styling options are practically endless – from earrings and bracelets to necklaces and watches.
Each year, your wedding anniversary is a time to pause and reflect on your relationship with your loved one; how important it is to you, how it's grown and changed and what your future may hold. Treating your spouse to a gift is a beautiful way to celebrate your relationship. This guide will give you some ideas and help you choose the perfect piece of women’s or men’s anniversary jewellery, that your other half will treasure forever.
On your first anniversary, celebrate the warmth you still feel when thinking about your wedding day with a gift of gold jewellery. A gold necklace or earrings for her, cuff links or a bracelet for him is a touching way to symbolise the timelessness of your love. Go the extra mile by engraving your initials or a sweet sentiment to make it that extra special.
A beautiful idea for your fifth wedding anniversary is a piece of jewellery featuring classic, deep blue sapphires. Not only is this shade of blue versatile for him and her, it looks great for everyday wear too. Consider sapphire rings – like a delicate sapphire band to accent her engagement ring or a stunning masculine ring for him that will add polish to his look, whether casual or dressed up.
As with engagement rings, there are certain events, for which diamonds are traditionally given. As you approach your tenth wedding anniversary, you might like to consider resetting diamonds in your engagement ring into a more elaborate setting or opting for a romantic eternity ring to portray a lifetime of love. Other classic diamond jewellery gifts include diamond stud earrings, bracelets, a diamond anniversary band or diamond cuff links.
Stoke the fires of your marriage with flame-coloured rubies on your fifteenth and fortieth wedding anniversaries. Symbolising passion and vitality, rubies are a gift that comes straight from the heart. Choose a pendant or bracelet for her or a ring for him in a spectrum of warm tones, from light to dark red, verging into purple.
Twenty years of marriage is definitely a milestone that should be celebrated! A special way to commemorate the years is with emeralds, which traditionally signify eternal love and good health. Some ideas for emerald jewellery include earrings, pendants and rings. Set against a white metal, emeralds add a burst of colour to any outfit.
Understated and refined, pearls are a versatile and luxurious addition to her jewellery box on your thirtieth wedding anniversary. While a strand of white cultured pearls is the most familiar and traditional, you may also want to consider a ring or earrings with black or white cultured pearls.
Golden jubilee, as the nickname for the fiftieth wedding anniversary implies, gold jewellery is a good choice for this event, to joyfully symbolise your commitment to one another over five decades. Choose from an engraved anniversary band or ID bracelet or embellish a gold piece with your favourite gemstones. Gold jewellery is a classic and thoughtful gift for the love of your life.