In the United States more than 90% of people get married before their 50th birthdays. This gives couples many years and many anniversaries to plan for. However, shopping for the right anniversary gift can be nearly as difficult as shopping for an engagement ring, and many people aren’t sure where to start. To make the process of finding the right anniversary gift a little bit easier, here are some tips to help you get started.
Custom Made Jewelry
While there are many different anniversary milestones, for example, the first anniversary year is associated with paper, typically most people want to mark the occasion with something truly special. Although it might seem trivial to some, marking each year with a special gift can help symbolize the importance of your bond and how far your relationship has come.
If you want to stick to something along the guidelines of the traditional milestones, you could consider having a jeweler create a custom jewelry piece that ties into the theme. For instance, for paper, you could consider having a custom charm made for a bracelet or necklace that looks like a sheet of paper or a notebook. You could even engrave something meaningful on it, such as “Our first year” or “One of many to come”. If you’re not keen on charms or don’t want to adhere to the standard milestones, you could also consider having a custom engraved locket made or something similar to mark the occasion.
Custom made jewelry is perfect for anniversaries because it gives you the freedom to create something special to commemorate one more year of your successful partnership. You might even wish to create your own themes based on what you both have done together that year. For instance, if you both took a vacation somewhere special, you may consider incorporating that into the custom made jewelry piece. This can help solidify memories and give you something to look back on and reminisce decades in the future.
Similarly, if you’ve had a child that year, you could consider incorporating that momentous event into the piece. For instance, you could create stackable custom rings or a singular ring with everyone’s birthstones. Birthstones can also be incorporated into necklace pendants and earrings depending on your partner’s preferences for jewelry.
Something Special to Mark the Day
While you may not want to invest in a custom piece every year, having something specially made for the first, fifth, tenth, and so on years can be a special way to mark your time together. Custom made jewelry pieces can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like, and a professional jeweler can help advise you on the best combinations and designs.
If you have a special anniversary coming up soon, consider having something truly special made just for you. Speak with a jeweler today to get started on creating the piece that will help forever commemorate this special time.