Just like love itself, marriage tells a story of its own. Personal anniversary gifts are the best ones without a doubt, and what better way to mark a memorable milestone in your marriage than with a piece of jewellery that your loved one can enjoy all year round, year after year?
While the first few wedding anniversaries are just the start of your love story, you may want to go a little further than a paper, wood or cotton gift as tradition would dictate, and instead opt for a piece of jewellery to express your everlasting love and commitment. A dainty pair of diamond earrings, for example, can say “I love you” with a sparkle. Check out our extensive collection of diamond earrings in various precious metal finishes to find the best anniversary gift idea for you.
Once you’ve set a benchmark for yourself, nothing less will do. Start as you mean to go on with jewellery designs that can accompany gifts made from materials like leather for your 3rd wedding anniversary, silk for your 12th, lace for your 13th and China for your 20th.
Gift ideas for wedding anniversaries get a little more interesting when you reach the big milestones, however. It’s on these occasions where you may want to invest in a breathtaking piece of jewellery that needs no accompanying gift to sit alongside it. Your 25th anniversary is silver, followed by your 30th anniversary – the pearl. We’ve picked out some of our favourite jewellery designs from Owen & Robinson in this quick and easy guide to help you find the perfect piece of jewellery to mark a special wedding anniversary…
Gift ideas for a Pearl wedding anniversary (30 years)
If you’re scratching your head on pearl gift ideas to mark a 30th anniversary, you’re in the right place. Our collection of Akoya pearl necklaces, freshwater pearl earrings and elegant pearl pendants can provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need in picking out that perfect wedding anniversary gift for your loved one. Take, for example, this elegant Akoya pearl necklace. The design is crafted from 18ct white gold and features a large Akoya pearl hanging from a round brilliant cut diamond encased within a smooth rub over setting. For those that like modern jewellery designs, white gold is ideal for exuding a contemporary edge with formal or elegant attire.
View the Owen & Robinson 18ct White Gold Akoya Pearl and Diamond Pendant here
Gift ideas for a Ruby wedding anniversary (40 years)
If you’re approaching a 40th wedding anniversary, you’ll be wanting a piece of jewellery that incorporates the popular Ruby gemstone. This Art Deco-inspired Ruby and diamond ring is crafted from 18ct yellow gold and is sure to appeal to ladies with a preference for traditional jewellery designs. The fiery deep reddish-pink shades of the captivating baguette-cut Ruby gemstone, nestled inside its classic four claw setting, contrast remarkably against each scintillating round brilliant cut diamond meticulously set into the shoulders of the ring.
View the Owen & Robinson 8ct Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring here
Gift ideas for a Gold wedding anniversary (50 years)
Gifts for a 50th anniversary need to feel extra special. Consider a design like this pair of Opal and diamond stud earrings which secure neatly and comfortably with a classic post and butterfly fastening. Gold wedding anniversaries are the perfect opportunity to treat your loved one to something unusual and refined. The Opal gemstone in each of these stud earrings is held inside a 9ct yellow gold four claw setting, surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds for a scintillating finish to any outfit.
View the Owen & Robinson 9ct Yellow Gold Opal & Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Stud Earrings here
Gift ideas for a Diamond wedding anniversary (60 years)
Less is more, but only when it comes to fine diamond jewellery designs. The fact that you’re celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary is pretty special, so make sure your gift counts. A single solitaire diamond is chosen for this dainty diamond pendant design. Its beautifully carved facets are put on display in a classic four claw setting crafted from polished 18ct white gold, creating sheets of light as it moves. Simple and elegant, this diamond pendant hangs from a white gold bale and attaches with a lobster style clasp. Whatever you want to say to your loving wife on a diamond wedding anniversary, express it through a unique piece of jewellery like this white gold diamond pendant.
View the Owen & Robinson 18ct White Gold Solitaire Diamond Pendant here
Before you settle on your chosen gift for a special wedding anniversary, be sure to consider a few things first. Take a mental note of the jewellery your wife likes to wear to ensure you get colour, style, texture and metal choice just right. Stick to a budget before you start your search so that you can cherry-pick your favourites realistically by making a balanced decision. Lastly, pick a piece of jewellery that tells a story of the love you share with one another. That way, by choosing a design that bears a special underlying message between you and your loved one, you can be sure your chosen wedding anniversary gift remain timeless and cherished for eternity.
For more wedding anniversary gift idea, you can check out a full range of designs here.