For newly married couples, buying the ideal anniversary jewelry can be a perfect start to a lifetime together. It is always best to find a gift that suits your partner and represents your love. GemsNY presenting anniversary gifts for 1 to 5 years after marriage.
To make the task easier, the official jewelry anniversary list, endorsed by countless organizations including Jewelers of America, contains the gift types for each year of marriage. Click here to view the full list.
Year 1 – Gold
The first year of marriage can be a whirlwind, especially when it comes to expenses. Gold is the theme for year 1, though it does not have to break the bank! To save on your gold anniversary jewelry, opt for 14k instead of 18k. You’ll save money without having to compromise on the appearance of your jewelry.
If you want to keep it simple, a great option is a simple pendant or band. Gold bands at GemsNY start at less than $300, click here to learn more.
Year 2 – Garnet
Fortunately for newlyweds, the first gemstone on this list is a relatively affordable one – Garnet. They can be found in a variety of colors, such as green, red, orange, and yellow.
One of the most popular varieties of garnet is the amber colored Hessonite Garnet. This makes for a great anniversary present due to its excellent value and availability in larger sizes.
GemsNY’s Hessonite Garnet Section lets you select from the best quality stones. To learn more about Hessonite Garnets click here
Year 3 – Pearls
On more traditional anniversary gift lists, pearls are listed as a 30th anniversary gift. To say it has been bumped up is an understatement! Pearl jewelry might seem dated to some, but with the right outfit and presentation it definitely keeps up with the trends of today.
Pearl is a very soft stone, ranking at a 2.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale. When it comes to pearl jewelry, it is always best to stick with minimal contact pieces, such as earrings or an iconic pearl necklace.
Year 4 – Blue Topaz
For year 4 of marriage, look to blue topaz for gift inspiration. This illuminating stone is as affordable as it is eye-catching, making it a great anniversary gift. Its rich blue color is almost a cross between a blue sapphire and an aquamarine, and like those two gemstones, looks stunning in any setting.
Blue topaz ranks an 8 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it very durable and suitable for all types of jewelry, including rings for everyday wear.
Year 5 – Sapphire
The 5th year of marriage is certainly a milestone, and what better way to commemorate that than with the world’s most popular color gemstone – the sapphire! While blue sapphires can command some of the highest values for gemstones, the extensive variety of alternative sapphire colors and shades provide a wide degree of affordability.
Popular choices for sapphire anniversary presents are earrings, rings, and pendants. GemsNY has one of the largest sapphire collections in the nation, along with an extensive ready-to-ship collection of sapphire jewelry as well. To begin building your next sapphire jewelry piece, click here