Our Guide to Choosing Anniversary Jewellery
Choosing anniversary jewellery for that special occasion can be quite daunting, but we’re here to help.
Marriage is a huge milestone in your life, (some may even see it as an achievement).
Being married has its rewards, I mean, who but a spouse would wash the dishes, do the laundry and make dinner?
For all the chores, shared memories, but most importantly just to say “I love you”, treat them to the perfect anniversary gift.
1st Anniversary – Paper
After your first year of marriage, you may find you’re still in the honeymoon stage.
Paper is traditionally known to be the gift of your first year, so why not write a heartwarming message with a KATIE LOXTON greeting card.
2nd Anniversary – Cotton
Cotton represents two years of marriage.
You can choose from a selection of different scarves in different colours and patterns from our KATIE LOXTON range, right here.
3rd Anniversary – Leather
Three years of marriage is celebrated with Leather.
Keeping up with modern style, LES GEORGETTES has incorporated leather inserts with their interchangeable bangles. These allow the wearer to switch up their style as they have different colours and patterns on either side.
4th Anniversary – Linen
Unfortunately, we don’t stock anything that includes the 4th year gift of Linen.
However, who doesn’t love a new clutch bag! Take a look at the Perfect Pouches from KATIE LOXTON, just here.
5th Anniversary – Wood
You’ve now reached half a decade, and to celebrate the 5th year the gift is Wood.
Show your loved one how much they mean with a tree of life item.
6th Anniversary – Iron
Well, 6 years into your marriage and you celebrate with Iron.
An iron or an ironing board might not make the cut as a gift, but we do have a more pleasant alternative.
Check out the Trendsetter Bracelets bracelets from NOMINATION. They are made from hard-wearing stainless steel and suitable for everyone. A perfect gift to mark this milestone.
7th & 8th Anniversary – Copper and Bronze
As seven and eight years of marriage is very similar, with Cooper and Bronze respectively, why not combine both anniversaries into one amazing gift from LINKS OF LONDON.
Take a look at their fabulous collection here.
9th Anniversary – Pottery or China
One more year left and you’ve reached a full decade of married life!
Unfortunately, we do not stock anything made from either Pottery or China, but, you could always treat them to a fancy dinner service…
Or maybe save up for something amazing to celebrate 10 years? That might be best.
10th Anniversary – Tin
Tin is known traditionally to be celebrated to mark ten years of marriage.
Which in our eyes, doesn’t seem right.
We’ve chosen something a little more modern and sentimental.
Take a look at the sterling silver engravable collection from SCRIBBLE.
11th Anniversary – Steel
To mark eleven years of marriage, your traditional material is Steel.
12th Anniversary – Silk or Fine Linen
Silk is known to be very strong, soft and luxurious.
Take a look at our own SCRIBBLE engravable collection, perfect for that sentimental personalised gift.
13th Anniversary – Lace
Thirteen is known to be unlucky, we beg to differ.
To mark your anniversary who wouldn’t be lucky to receive these beautiful sterling silver LACE designed earrings from our Grace & Co collection.
14th & 15th Anniversary – Ivory and Crystal
After fourteen and fifteen years of marriage, you may want to combine these anniversaries to create and special gift that will keep forever.
Take a look at the VIVIENNE WESTWOOD collection of jewellery for those Ivory and Crystal years.
25th Anniversary – Silver
We stock over 15 top brands from all over the world that create silver-based jewellery.
30th Anniversary – Pearl
Pearls are known for their beauty, being rejuvenating and pure. The amazing process of a pearl starts from the bottom of the ocean inside an oyster shell.
In time a hidden treasure is then produced.
Traditionally, after 3 decades of marriage, the Pearl signifies hidden beauty in your relationship which comes from maturity within.
40th Anniversary – Ruby
After 40 years together you may both agree that you deserve a medal!
Undoubtedly, it definitely causes for something special, and a Ruby piece of jewellery certainly shouts that. Did you know? A ruby is the stone of passion and love.
45th Anniversary – Sapphire
The Sapphire is pretty much the legend of the gemstones.
Old wives’ tales say that, as love begins to fade for the wearer, the stone will transition from dark blue to green.
As it is considered to be the gem of royalty, sapphire is the perfect gift for any King or Queen.
Take a look at our brands which include Sapphire stones, such as, HOPE, SWAROVSKI, and NOMINATION.
50th Anniversary – Gold
Half a century of marriage is an amazing milestone, which is perfect to give the gift of Gold.
You can opt for white or yellow gold, but surely you’d like to create something a little more unique?
Based at our Hinckley branch is our professional Goldsmith – read more.
Check out our very own LOVE collection of fine jewellery, just here.
55th Anniversary – Emerald
Emerald symbolises the anniversary of 55 years of marriage.
It’s said that if the wearer is unfaithful, the green emerald will change colour as the stone resembles devotion and adoration.
Brands that include Emerald are our ANAIS and QUDO to name but a few.
60th Anniversary – Diamond
If you’re nearing to this point, or even reached it already, congratulations!
Your love and dedication are completely pure and genuine which is apt for the gift of a Diamond. The word diamond in Greek translates to unconquerable.
See all of our Diamonds at your nearest Grace & Co store or online.