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Wedding anniversaries are a special occasion on which to celebrate the person we have chosen to spend our lives with. Showing your appreciation to your partner by way of a gift is the perfect (and maybe expected!) gesture.

Traditionally linked with things like paper, clocks, or ceramics, in modern and more prosperous times anniversary gift trends, especially on the big milestones, have shifted toward jewellery and precious objects.

As well as being symbolised by both traditional and more modern gifts, each anniversary also has a colour and a gemstone associated with it. Here at Origin31, all these can serve as inspiration for a multitude of unique jewellery ideas for wedding anniversaries.

So, without further ado – here are the stones and colours associated with some of the major anniversary years:

5 Years
Silver jewellery is perfect to celebrate the five-year milestone, punctuated with the light and breezy tones of blue, pink or turquoise. Sapphire, turquoise, and rose quartz can make for a quirky and individual gift, a point of difference to the likely more traditional wedding and engagement pieces.

10 Years
On the tenth wedding anniversary, we traditionally give diamond jewellery, and the colours associated with this anniversary are silver and blue. Alternative stones are crystal, onyx and green tourmaline. Our Blue Sapphire and Diamond white gold waterfall pendant cover all aspects for your ten year anniversary
Handmade 18ct white gold, diamond and sapphire waterfall pendant

20 Years
On the 20th anniversary, many choose to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to their partner with platinum. The gemstone normally associated with this anniversary is the classic emerald.

50 Years
What else to celebrate this huge milestone than gold. Often reflective of the original wedding bands, like the 20 Year anniversary the 50th can be used to restate and recommit to our love for that special person. Alternatively design something truly for her like this eye catching Tsavorite and Black opal cluster ring set in yellow and white gold.

Bespoke, handcarved traditional cluster ring with a back boulder opal at tsavorite garnets

If you have a wedding anniversary coming up, congratulations. Why not consider a bespoke piece of jewellery to show your love, tell a story and celebrate the years together?

No one knows your partner better than you do – together we can work to create a piece which is perfect for their character, style and a true sense of personalisation. Our experienced designers will be able to take your ideas and inspiration to craft a fine piece of jewellery which is unique, special, and imbued with personality and meaning. Getting planning for that special day, and get in touch!

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