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How to Choose Anniversary Jewelry


Yr
Jewelry using traditional anniversary materials
Alternate modern jewelry materials by year
1
Eco-paper by artisans
Gold,
Peridot
2
Cotton
Garnet
3
Leather
Pearls,
Jade
4
Floral designs

Blue Topaz,
Blue Zircon

5
Wood

Sapphire,
Pink Tourmaline

6
 
Amethyst,
Turquoise
7
Copper
Onyx,
Yellow Sapphire
8
Bronze
Tourmaline,
Tanzanite
9
 
Lapis Lazuli,
Amethyst
10
 
Diamond,
Blue Sapphire
11
Steel

Turquoise,
Citrine

12
 
Jade,
Opal
13
 
Citrine,
Moonstone,
Hawk's Eye
14
Gold
Opal,
Agate,
Bloodstone
15
Crystal,
A Watch
Ruby,
Alexandrite,
Rhodolite Garnet
16
 
Peridot,
Red Spinel
17
 
Watch,
Carnelian
18
 
Cat's Eye,
Chrysoberyl
19
 
Aquamarine,
Almandine Garnet
20
Platinum
Emerald,
Yellow or Golden Diamond
21
 
Iolite
22
 
Spinel
23
 
Imperial Topaz
24
 
Tanzanite
25
Silver
Silver Jubilee
30
Pearls
Pearl Jubilee
31
Timepieces
 
33
 
Amethyst
34
 
Opal
35
Coral,
Jade
Emerald
38
 
Beryl,
Tourmaline
40
Ruby,
Garnet
Ruby
45
Sapphire
Cat's Eye
50
Gold
Golden Jubilee,
Imperial or Golden Topaz
55
Emerald,
Turquoise
Alexandrite
60
Diamond,
Gold
Diamond Jubilee,
Star Ruby
65
Diamond,
Gold
Blue Spinel
70
Diamond,
Gold
Sapphire Jubilee,
Smoky Quartz
75
Diamond,
Gold
Diamond Jubilee
80
Diamond
Ruby Jubilee
   
 

Blank years above mean that the traditional material (e.g. cotton for 2nd year) is not a logical match as a jewelry gift. Therefore, look in the Modern column instead.

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When you give a gift of jewelry to someone you love, you will be remembered whenever your gift is worn. Jewelry is special because it is an intimate gift worn next to bare skin or clothing. It is also a public gift because it will be seen by friends, co-workers, and family. It is a gift that says to the recipient “I love you”. Because jewelry lasts forever, it may also be passed down through the generations.

But how can you pick out the perfect piece of jewelry from so many choices? Where can you get something unique and beautiful? What if you don’t know much about how to select jewelry?


Here is a useful tip:

Take note of what kind of jewelry your wife already has and, in particular, what items she wears a lot. That will give you some very important clues in making your selection.

  • Gold or silver?
  • Classic traditional, sleekly modern, individually handcrafted?
  • Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, pendants?
  • Diamonds, precious stones, semiprecious stones, birth stones?

If you are unsure of what to get, try to select something similar but just a little bit different from what she already owns. If she has lots of earrings and wears them often, then she obviously likes earrings so that is a safe bet. Later, as you become more confident regarding her style, you can be more adventurous in your selections.

 

Here are some practical examples using this approach:

  • Try for a complimentary piece. For example, if you know that her favorite necklace is silver, but she does not have a nice pair of silver earrings or bracelet, then find something that would pair well with her existing necklace.
  • If you know for sure that she likes hoop earrings, but she does not have any that are diamond hoops, or some other stone, then go for this elegant, classic style in the same size of hoops that she normally wears. It's a sure bet!
  • On the other hand, if you know she likes dangling earrings that move as she moves her head, go for a style like that.
  • If you see that she only likes white gold rather than yellow gold (or the opposite), try to stick with the type of metal that she likes most because that will go better with the rest of her collection.
  • Think about size. Does she tend to wear large, small, or medium earrings? Or does she wear all kinds? Identify her style in jewelry size and try to stick with that, especially if you are new to jewelry buying for your wife.
  • You can build custom jewelry here with exactly the gemstone, metal, and style you want.
  • The safest approach, if you are unsure, is to pick out a style that she already likes and wears often, but then swap in a new stone that she does not already have!


Remember, a gift of jewelry is a very special present that is cherished for a lifetime. Whenever she wears it, she will think of you.

You are giving her something beautiful because she is beautiful to you, inside and out!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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