Need Ideas for an Anniversary Gift?
Anniversaries can be a lovely time to celebrate your relationship with a special piece of jewelry. Each year, your wedding anniversary is a time to pause and reflect on your relationship.
The first year anniversary is the sweetest — a couple’s probably still in the honeymoon phase and all is right with their world. But starting a life together may not leave a whole lot of disposable income
Sapphire is also found in many colors, though the classic choice is blue. If blue’s not your color, you can also commonly find white, shades of pink and violet. Padparadscha sapphire is orange with pink tones. To get the perfect colors, a sapphire is heat treated or diffusion treated, and both are considered permanent. Sapphire is a hard and durable gemstone, so it’s great for any piece of jewelry. This stone stands for success in Love and is said to keep its color only when in sympathy with its wearer. It is also said if the wearer change their affection the stone fades from blue to a greenish tint.
Ten years of marriage qualifies as a milestone, so diamond jewelry is a great idea! For her, this is a perfect opportunity to add a diamond anniversary band to her engagement ring and wedding ring. For him, consider a diamond ring or, if he wears an earring, a beautiful diamond stud.
Emerald’s beautiful green lends itself to any type of jewelry, though it is fragile due to layers and fissures within the gemstone. A ring should be worn with care — but this is such a classic, elegant stone that saving it for special occasions is easy! Emeralds are often treated with oils, paraffin or resins to fill fissures and improve clarity and increase its toughness.
The 25th is known as the silver jubilee, so go nuts! There’s so much available in sterling silver for both him and her, from jewelry to home accents, that you could — and should — splurge. You don’t need to limit yourself to only silver, either. Embrace the color, and you can include metal watches or white gold or platinum jewelry for both.
What more could you ask for? An excuse to give your love something in gold. For him, perhaps a gold watch. For her, the sky’s the limit — plain gold in yellow, white or rose, perhaps set with diamonds and/or gemstones.