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Celebrate with Jewelry for Your Wedding Anniversary

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An anniversary is a joyous milestone to celebrate. Why not celebrate with something meaningful and lasting? Anniversary jewelry marks the occasion and offers a lasting reminder of the love you share.

Where can I buy wedding anniversary jewelry?

Anniversary jewelry helps commemorate your love and makes your partner feel special. If you’re shopping for wedding anniversary jewelry, the best place to start is with an American Gem Society (AGS) jeweler. The American Gem Society is the country’s preeminent jewelry trade organization dedicated to consumer protection. With a jeweler you can trust, you’ll be able to concentrate on finding the right piece for your anniversary celebration.

What anniversaries are typically celebrated with jewelry?

Every anniversary has a traditional gift, and many couples follow that structure. However, you may be wondering, “Which wedding anniversary is jewelry considered the traditional gift,” as you plan your gift-giving opportunity. Which jewelry is for a tenth anniversary? What jewelry is for 25 years of marriage? Jewelers often hear these questions.  

While there are multiple sources for traditional wedding gifts, most agree the 25th-anniversary gift is silver; 30 years is pearls, 40 is ruby, and 50 (the “golden anniversary”) is gold. The traditional gift for 60 years—a major milestone—is diamonds.

Other sources note the 45th-anniversary gift is sapphire, and 55 years, emerald.

A more modern approach has some commemorating the first anniversary with gold jewelry and the 10th wedding anniversary with diamonds.

But jewelry is the perfect gift for any anniversary! It is by far one of the preferred anniversary gifts. If you want to make an impression or if this year has been one you want to note specifically, anniversary jewelry can help you do it.

What are the options for wedding anniversary jewelry?

The best thing about jewelry—aside from its unmatched beauty—is the endless options. Does your partner prefer rings? Bracelets? Necklaces? Earrings?

In addition to the many ways to wear jewelry, the piece can be customized to suit their taste. They can choose a variety of metals, such as gold (yellow, white, or rose), silver, or platinum. So many beautiful gems in various hues make it fun and easy to find a unique look you love.

Engraved rings and bracelets are another great way to celebrate an anniversary, combining beautiful jewelry with a meaningful sentiment engraved onto the item.

Family jewelry that combines the birthstones of the parents and the children is another anniversary gift option.

Add an anniversary band for extra flair.

Some choose to celebrate a milestone anniversary with an anniversary band—either a band that adds to their wedding band or a band for the other hand. An anniversary band can complement your current engagement ring and wedding band, or it may have a different look—whatever you prefer!

Wedding bands are often simple, but anniversary bands add more excitement with multiple gemstones or channel diamonds.

Find an AGS jeweler.

If you’re shopping for wedding anniversary jewelry, start with an AGS jeweler. AGS jewelers adhere to standards that not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond to ensure you buy from a professional with the knowledge and skills to help you make the most informed buying decision. Find an AGS jeweler near you with our easy-to-use Find a Jeweler tool.