Anniversary Gifts by Year
By: Andrew Elawar
My fellow men, are you seething in utter confusion as you deliberate on what to buy your dear wife for your upcoming anniversary? Seethe no more. Confusion be gone. Deliberate at ease. Allow me to tell you exactly what to buy…and yes, I mean that in the most literal sense. Note: If you are reading this and cannot remember your anniversary, stop reading this and click here.
|1st Anniversary: Gold Jewelry||2nd Anniversary: Garnet||3rd Anniversary: Pearl||4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz||5th Anniversary: Sapphire|
|6th Anniversary: Amethyst||7th Anniversary: Onyx||8th Anniversary: Tourmaline||9th Anniversary: |
|10th Anniversary: Diamond|
|11th Anniversary: Turquoise||12th Anniversary: Jade||13th Anniversary: Citrine||14th Anniversary: |
|15th Anniversary: Ruby|
|16th Anniversary: Peridot||17th Anniversary: Luxury Watch||18th Anniversary: Cat’s Eye||19th Anniversary: Aquamarine||20th Anniversary: Emerald|
|21st Anniversary: Iolite||22nd Anniversary: Spinel||23rd Anniversary: Imperial Topaz||24th Anniversary:|
|25th Anniversary: Sterling Silver|
|30th Anniversary: Colored Pearl||35th Anniversary: Emerald||40th Anniversary: Ruby||45th Anniversary: Colored Sapphire||50th Anniversary: Gold Jewelry|
|60th Anniversary: Yellow Diamond||65th Anniversary: Luxury Watch||70th Anniversary: Star Sapphire||80th Anniversary: Blue Diamond or Red Beryl|
So now that you know exactly what to buy for each year that has passed in your journey of absolute marital bliss, the next thing to do is to get in touch with your favorite jeweler to begin the process of creating your one-of-a-kind anniversary gift. Be sure to visit a jewelry store that has a certified gemologist on site that can educate you and help you make an informed purchase. The last thing you need to come home with is a horrid imitation Emerald or Ruby! As Warren Buffet once said: “If you don’t know jewelry, know your jeweler.”
You’ve been patiently waiting for it. So here it comes– my cheesy and typical “Jared’s”, “Kay’s” and “Shaw’s” line: Nothing says, “I love you” on your anniversary more than a fine piece of jewelry that can be handed down for generations to come (Delivery and aura may sound cliché but the premise is absolutely true!)
All jokes aside, I hope that by now you have a clear picture of what to purchase as a traditional wedding anniversary gift. With your newly acquired knowledge, you should enjoy your shopping experience, take your time, make the right purchase and be sure to take Mr. Buffet’s advice–know your jeweler!
Andrew Elawar is a Jewelry store owner, GIA accredited jewelry professional and a GIA Graduate Gemologist.