The tradition of giving specific anniversary gifts depending on the number of years you’ve been married dates all the way back to the Middle Ages, when husbands gave their wives silver garlands on their 25th anniversary and gold garlands on their 50th anniversary. In 1922, Emily Post created the first modern anniversary gift guide in her book “Etiquette: In Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home”. Since then, some experts have expanded Post’s list while others have created their own alternatives.
Though anniversary gift traditions have continued to evolve over time, today most guides agree on some common themes that you can adapt to suit your style and budget. Here are the precious metals and gemstones you need to know when shopping for significant wedding anniversaries.
1st Anniversary: Gold
After one year, commemorate your anniversary with a classic gold gift that she’ll cherish for all the years still to come. Consider these endearing huggie earrings crafted from gleaming 14K yellow gold entwined with shimmering pavé diamonds. They’re timeless, easy to wear, and suit virtually any style.
5th Anniversary: Sapphire
As your bonds of marriage deepen, celebrate with sapphires which symbolize wisdom, loyalty and trust. From our Bujukan collection, this beaded 14K white gold bangle is adorned with an impressive duo of deep blue sapphires in luminous diamond halos. It’s equally suited to casual or formal looks and can be worn alone or stacked with other bracelets.
10th Anniversary: Diamond
Celebrate your flourishing love and commitment with a diamond anniversary band. This 14K white gold style sparkles with enduring elegance. The scalloped silhouette is garnished with nearly a carat of luminous round cut diamonds.
25th Anniversary: Silver
A quarter of a century shared in love is known as a “silver jubilee.” Silver is said to symbolize harmony, making it a fitting choice to represent this marriage milestone. Inspired by the romance of the Victorian Era, these sterling silver drop earrings boast graceful scrollwork sprinkled with sparkling diamonds.
30th Anniversary: Pearl
Elegant and pure, pearls are a timeless favorite beloved by women of all ages. This enchanting cultured pearl necklace is a gift to be treasured. The central pearl is encircled by swirling strands of brilliant pavé diamonds layered to create an incomparable halo.
Whether it’s your first anniversary or your fiftieth, a gift from Gabriel & Co. is a heart-stirring remembrance of your time together and an affirmation of your enduring devotion.
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