Whether you’re marking your first anniversary or your 50th, your marriage milestones deserve to be celebrated. There’s no better way to commemorate your commitment to your partner than by giving them the gift of jewelry. A piece of jewelry is a reminder of your past and your future together. And that’s what anniversaries are all about!
So how do you choose a perfect anniversary gift? There are a number of factors to consider, including your partner’s style, the type of jewelry you want, and what you’re celebrating
To help guide your anniversary gift shopping experience, here are some suggestions:
When you’re buying jewelry for an anniversary, consider how your loved one wears jewelry and what kind of gift you want to give. Some people prefer understated necklaces and earrings, while others like statement pieces. You may want to give a piece that is worn every day, such as earrings or a ring, or an eye-catching piece for special occasions, such as a tennis bracelet with stones all around. Another consideration is the type of metal, such as yellow gold, silver or white gold, and if you want diamonds or colored gemstones. For men and women, watches make a stylish and sentimental anniversary gift. If all of these choices sound overwhelming, don’t worry. At Peter Franklin Jewelers, our customer experience professionals know all the right questions to ask to help you make these important decisions.
For major anniversaries, such as your first, 10th or 20th, many spouses want a gift that symbolizes their union. These milestones are an excellent time to gift a special item, such as a wedding band, a necklace or a watch. When your partner wears these items, they’ll be reminded of the landmarks you’ve crossed together as a team.
Just like monthly birthstones, some anniversaries have specific gemstones or metals as customary gifts. Choosing one of these stones is a sentimental way to honor a big anniversary. For a first anniversary, gold is the traditional gift, and jewelry made of yellow, white or rose gold makes a perfect choice. The second anniversary stone is garnet, while pearls represent third anniversaries. For the fourth anniversary, couples have exchanged topaz stones and sapphires symbolize fifth anniversaries. Fast forward to ten years and diamonds are the traditional gift. A diamond eternity band or diamond stones make excellent choices to commemorate a decade of marriage. Beyond that, rubies signify 15th anniversaries, and an emerald mark a 20th anniversary and a celebration of two decades of marriage.
There’s no better way to give a personalized gift than with custom jewelry. If you know your loved one’s favorite styles, stones or type of jewelry, our customer experience professionals and expert jewelry designers can help you create a custom piece. We utilize the latest technology to design, build and fashion one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants and virtually any jewelry item you can imagine.
At Peter Franklin Jewelers, we are experts at helping our clients select the perfect anniversary jewelry to celebrate your biggest occasions. Visit our three Northeast Indiana locations in Angola, New Haven and Fort Wayne or browse our website. We can’t wait to help you select a flawless anniversary gift that your family can enjoy for years to come.