Gemstones and Jewelry
Are you on the lookout for the best anniversary gift for your loved one? Next time you shop for your special anniversary, this guide for the first five anniversaries will send you in the right direction and help you make your day memorable and more special. Each anniversary can be characterised by a gift of gemstones or metal used in jewellery.
We’ve all heard of the silver and gold anniversary marking the big ones of 25 and 50, but what most of us are not aware of is that every year has a specific metal or gemstone attached to it. This makes anniversary shopping easy and fun.
After all, almost every marriage starts and every knot is tied with engagement and wedding rings — jewellery is just a natural anniversary gift.
1st Anniversary – Gold
Isn’t the first anniversary of the sweetest? Love is in the air and couples are still in the honeymoon phase. On this day, make it unique for her by giving her a simple gold necklace or bracelet. Start a tradition with a bracelet you can add to with the signature gem for following anniversaries or other significant events in your life together. For him, a gold necklace or ring or cuff links.
2nd Anniversary – Garnet
Garnet is available in many colours, including yellow, green, and pink, but the colour most often thought of is red. Red garnet is the classic garnet choice for use in jewellery. It’s a hard stone and can be used in rings, pendants, and earrings.
3rd Anniversary – Pearls
A pearl is a luminescent product of nature and comes in many colours other than the classic white. You can get them in pink, blue, green, golden, grey and black. You can get a pearl matched string, a pendant on a necklace, earrings or a ring. But they are also more fragile so a ring should be worn to events where there’s a lesser chance of banging it into anything by mistake. For men, any item inlaid with mother-of-pearl is an excellent gift for this anniversary.
4th Anniversary – Blue Topaz
The rarest one among the topaz was the blue one. Blue topaz is a hardy stone that looks exquisite in a variety of jewellery styles from earrings and pendants to bracelets and rings. Blue topaz makes an ideal gift for the anniversary because of their historical association with love and affection.
5th Anniversary – Sapphire
The classic blue sapphire, available in other colours including white, violet, or pink, is a hard and durable gemstone. It is excellent for any piece of jewellery. For getting the perfect colours, a sapphire is heat-treated or diffusion treated, and both are considered permanent. Padparadscha sapphire is orange with pink tones.