Feb 26

Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year – Part I

Celebrate your unique love with traditional wedding anniversary gifts. Each year that passes stands as a testament to your love and steadfast connection. Why not celebrate the passage of time with gorgeous jewellery? Each year is honoured with a different gemstone.

 

Browse our wedding anniversary gifts by year here:

 

1st year: Mother of Pearl

Celebrate your newlywed year with timeless mother of pearl. A simple, and budget friendly, string of pearls or stud earrings are a beautiful gift to bestow your bride. Men will appreciate a mother of pearl face watch or cufflinks. It’s a gorgeous option for celebrating your first wedding anniversary.

 

2nd year: Garnet

This beautiful stone is perfect for celebrating your 2nd wedding anniversary. It’s sultry red colour is passionate and sweet and looks great set in a bracelet or pendant necklace.

 

3rd year: Moonstone

Moonstones are a mysterious and lovely gem to give for a 3rd anniversary. Moonstones are called so due to the mysterious shimmer which always looks different when the stone is moved and is known in the trade as ‘adularescence’. In earlier times, people believed they could recognise in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon.

 

4th year: Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz is the modern option for 4th year wedding anniversary gifts. Topaz occurs naturally in many colours including blue, orange, brown, green, pink, beige and red. colourless topaz, a common variation, can be treated by irradiation to produce a wide range of shades of blue. Thus treated, blue topaz is one of the most popular and widely used of all gemstones. This striking gem looks fantastic in pendants and on bracelets.

 

5th year: Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. This passionate gem is a gorgeous option for 5th year anniversaries. Watch when you purchase rose quartz as not all varieties of quartz are naturally occurring. Some clear quartz crystals can be treated using heat or gamma-irradiation to induce colour where it would not otherwise have occurred naturally.

 

6th year: Amethyst

Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was believed to ward off drunkenness. But that doesn’t take away from the romance of this violet gemstone. This gemstone is perfect for setting in bracelets, charms and pendants.

 

7th year: Onyx

Onyx is a beautiful, sultry gemstone, perfect for celebrating the 7th year of marriage. Your 7th wedding anniversary is celebrated well with this strong gemstone. Onyx looks great in menswear including cufflinks and rings.

 

8th year: Tourmaline

Rejoice in 8 years of marriage with Tourmaline. This truly unique gemstone looks wonderful in ring bands, necklaces or on charm bracelets.  Tourmaline is available in a wide variety of colours from black to bluish-black, dark brown, yellow, medium brown, blue to neon blue, lime to dark forest green, red and reddish purple, yellow, pink, and colourless. Bi-coloured and multicoloured tourmaline may be green at one end and pink at the other, watermelon tourmaline is green on the outside and pink on the inside. Some stones are dichroic meaning they appear to change colour when viewed from different angles.

 

9th year: Lapis Lazuli

Cement true love with jewellery set with Lapis Lazuli. Lapis is a deep blue semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense colour. The blue hue pairs well with silver, white and yellow gold.

 

10th year: Crystal

A decade of love is worth celebrating! Crystal is a beautiful addition to every avenue of gifting- from jewellery to homeware.

 

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