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. And anniversary gifts are extra special. They are a way of celebrating and recollecting the experiences that both of you as a couple cherish forever. A thoughtful anniversary gift makes you think of all the years of togetherness, the sacrifices, the highs and lows, and especially the little things that made big differences. We’ve created a list of anniversary gifts that will best express your pure feelings of love. So, relax! It’s all downhill from here. GemsNY presenting after marriage 1 year to 5-year anniversary gifts.
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.
1 Year Anniversary Gift – 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. And apart from that, gold jewelry is classic, timeless, and traditional as far as anniversary gift ideas are concerned.
2 Year Anniversary Gift – 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 intense deep color, excellent value, and availability in larger sizes.
3-Year Anniversary Gift – 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.
4 Year Anniversary Gift – 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. A blend of tranquility and eternal love, blue topaz makes a perfect anniversary gift.
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.
5 Year Anniversary Gift – Blue 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.