Traditional Anniversary Gifts, Part 2
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- 10th: Diamonds
For a milestone like a decade, only diamonds will do. The tenth anniversary is traditionally the time for upgrades: a pair of diamond jackets to enhance her diamond stud earrings, a pendant jacket for a necklace, or a diamond enhancer to add to her original engagement ring (or even an new diamond!)
Building on pieces she already has is a personalized surprise that reinforces all the memories attached to her favorite jewelry.
Don’t forget about fancy colored diamonds, one of the fastest-growing trends in the jewelry market. Their colored brilliance is extremely desirable as a dramatic, highly individual expression of beauty and romance.
- 20th: Peridot
This vivid August birthstone is an interesting choice for a 20th anniversary gift. Its neon color has both fans and naysayers – but a long-standing folklore of happiness and romance surrounding the gem is a good guess why it made the list of important anniversary gifts. This is especially relevant if the bride has an August birthday!
14K Gold Pendant & Chain with 1.5ct Cushion-Cut Peridot
Did you know…
Statistics show that August has the highest percentage of birthdays and the second highest percentage of anniversaries.
- 25th: Silver Jubilee
Family members or friends celebrating their Silver Anniversary? It’s not just about flatware anymore. Silver gifts run the gamut of microwave- & dishwasher-safe serving pieces to fun, modern branded collegiate sets for the pair of sports lovers on your list.
Arkansas Razorbacks Chip & Dip Tray
For the more personal gift search, silver is also at the glamorous end of the fashion spectrum. Hollywood designer Alwand Vahan produces some of our favorite cuff bracelets with a unique flexible sterling frame, accented in 14 karat gold. Choose a style with pearls or diamonds to take her breath away.
- 40th: Ruby
The ruby is the rarest of all precious gems, greatly valued and extremely durable – just like your bond. Its vibrant red color has long symbolized passion and desire. Like several of the gemstones on the anniversary list, it’s an excellent gift for both husband and wife.
- 50th: Golden Jubilee
These are the golden years – half a century of marriage is a lifetime shared together, for better or for worse, and worth the celebrating. This is a popular time for couples to renew their vows, and if you are still wearing your original wedding bands, it may be time to consider replacement as the wear and tear of 50 years takes its toll on the surface. When shopping for new bands, ask about “Comfort Fit” styles designed for improved fit and better wear.
And don’t be afraid to explore a new world of color! The trend in gold has shifted from yellow to white, and today, two-tone and rose gold are more popular than ever.
- 60th: Diamond Jubilee
Don’t even think about retiring your jewelry! Your age is a better reason than ever to celebrate this remarkable milestone with an exquisite gift. No one else will have a better-earned appreciation for the powerful symbolism that precious jewelry has held for countless ages.
Just like your marriage, a diamond has survived the test of time and pressure. The coming years are a priceless treasure that very few are destined to cherish – so by all means, celebrate them!
We would be proud to help you find a special anniversary gift for your loved one. Give us a call or stop by for some tailor-made recommendations! Choosing an IJO Jeweler for your purchase of fine jewelry gives you a special reassurance of excellent quality and service.
We look forward to helping you celebrate!