We all know the classic anniversaries; ruby for forty years of matrimony, paper when you have just reached the 12 month mark. We at APS however felt things could be a little simpler, and a lot more personal, if we made a list of special gifts for all the wonderful years in between.
1st Anniversary: Gold
Traditionally, couples are considered to be finding their feet the first year of marriage, so rather than a more extravagant gift of gems or diamonds, a simple gold piece of jewellery is perfect. If you want an even more traditional take on the first year anniversary gift (or you are unsure what your partner would like), give your spouse a paper present, in the form of an APS Jewellery gift card.
2nd Anniversary: Garnet
3rd Anniversary: Pearl
4th Anniversary: Blue topaz or blue zircon
5th Anniversary: Pink tourmaline or Sapphire
Pink tourmaline can come in a range of shades, from a soft blush to a vibrant fuschia, so it isn’t surprising this unique stone represents love.
6th Anniversary: Amethyst
7th Anniversary: Onyx, yellow sapphire
10th Anniversary: Diamonds or Sapphire
Diamonds are the traditional gift for a significant anniversary, but you can also celebrate a decade together with a less conventional gem choice; a deep blue sapphire.
15th Anniversary: Alexandrite
Alexandrite is the chameleon of the gem world, often described as ““emerald by day, ruby by night,” the stones diversity makes it an appropriate choice for fifteen happy years.
20th Anniversary: Emerald
25th Anniversary: Silver Jubilee, tsavorite, or green garnet
30th Anniversary: Pearl Jubilee
40th Anniversary: Ruby
50th Anniversary: Golden Jubilee
Celebrate half a century together with a stunning and rare gem, Imperial or Golden Topaz will be perfect for the occasion.
The rules are there to be broken!
If your partner doesn’t wear gold jewellery, or would love an emerald ring, take a break from tradition and buy your other half a gift they will treasure for many anniversaries to come.
Does your partner have a beloved piece of jewellery, perhaps inherited from their Grandmother or friend? At APS we can also restore or redesign an old piece of jewellery. From resizing a sentimental ring to creating a bespoke piece from the diamonds of a family heirloom, APS Jewellery can help you make your anniversary gift both beautiful and personal.