We’ve got anniversaries on our mind since Allurez is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, so in the spirit of things we’ve compiled a list of traditional anniversary jewelry gifts, including some of our favorite jewelry pieces that would be great presents for your loved one.
First Year Anniversary: Gold Jewelry
A simple piece of gold jewelry (a watch for him, or bracelet for her) is the way to go for your first year anniversary if you want something not so lavish. The simplicity of the first year anniversary gift perhaps revolves around the idea that by the time their anniversary comes around, many couples are still dealing with expenses from the wedding, honeymoon, and possibly new living arrangements. Gold is relatively inexpensive compared to other gemstones and if you’re looking to save some cash you can even purchase something gold-toned instead of something solid gold.
10th Anniversary: Diamonds
They say diamonds are a girls best friend, but guys can have some fun with them too. One thought is to update your spouse’s wedding band with some diamonds. If shopping for your wife, many couples decide on diamond stud earrings because they are so versatile and timeless but you want something that’s more of a show stopper, then diamond drop earrings are the way to go. Another idea is to get jewelry with the birthstone of the month the couple got married.
20th Anniversary: Emerald
Emeralds are the traditional gift for a 20th wedding anniversary and in our opinion, it is one of the most vibrant and gorgeous gemstones. There are so many ways to showcase emeralds in jewelry but you can’t go wrong with an elegant but simple pair of emerald earrings. If you want something more attention grabbing we suggest an emerald necklace to seal the deal. You can also opt for emerald jewelry in the shape of a heart or something with motifs, like the infinity symbol.
25th Anniversary: Sterling Silver
A 25th wedding anniversary is all about the silver jubilee (jubilee means special) and if you want to follow the traditional trends, then opt for purchasing something sterling silver. A diamond eternity band in sterling silver is a great gift for the occasion and it would also be great for a wedding vow renewal ceremony. Another sentimental idea is to get your partner a sterling silver engraved locket that has inside a picture of you together, or a piece of jewelry that has a stone or color that your significant other loves.
50th Anniversary: Gold Wedding Bands
By the 50-year mark many original wedding bands are not in the best condition and some will choose to get new ones. This is where a gold wedding band can come in. The style can be for both men and women. To add an additional touch, you can add to the wedding band the birthstones of the couple’s children.