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How to choose jewellery for an anniversary

Anniversaries are a beautiful way to celebrate the bonds that people share and time that has been spent together. Though most traditionally, anniversaries are used to celebrate marriage milestones, they can also be acknowledged in any relationship or friendship. We’ve put together a guide that’ll walk you through the many gemstones and precious metals that are associated with each special anniversary year, and help you choose the right jewellery gift for your loved one.   1 golden year  The first year as a married couple is looked upon as the year of adjustment into a new journey. A first anniversary is for you to reflect on your love for one another. Traditionally, paper is the flagship for the first year milestone as it symbolises the strength that comes from the interlaced connection of its individual threads. To go with this theme, as a gift, you can consider a delicate pearl piece that's connected to the first and 30th year, or alternatively a gold showstopper. It’s well known that gold symbolises the all-important 50th-anniversary milestone, but the colour gold is also connected to the first-anniversary year as it symbolises wealth and prosperity. Our new Radiance Collection includes a stunning bangle crafted from 9ct yellow gold and boasts five single bright sparkling diamonds beautifully lining the bangle’s square shape. This piece will make your partner look simply radiant on your very first anniversary. Though, when you reach your 50th, be sure to celebrate with another gold jewellery piece.  [caption id="attachment_1809" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diamond & Yellow Gold Square Bangle - £595[/caption]   Sapphire to celebrate 5 A fifth anniversary is a milestone that’s definitely worth celebrating, by this time, your strong bond has already latest half a decade. Traditionally, wood symbolises the fifth year, as it indicates a solidified relationship. An anniversary date to a nature trail or a weekend forest retreat, paired with a beautiful gift is the perfect way to celebrate.  The colours associated with this special year is blue and pink, making a sapphire the perfect gemstone for such an occasion. These gorgeous earrings, crafted from 18ct yellow gold, each features a rose-cut pink sapphire emerged in a halo of bright sparkling diamonds. This pair of earrings from our new Rainbow Collection is destined to wow on the day that celebrates five years of your special bond.  [caption id="attachment_1814" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pink Sapphire & Diamond Halo Earrings - £1,295[/caption]   A decade of sparkle The 10th year anniversary is considered the first of the major milestones. This year is all about the durability of your commitment to one another, that’s lasted a full decade. Tin and aluminium symbolise this year due to being flexible and durable, and how it can be bent without being broken, qualities that will have been built during your ten years together.   Something that both the 10th and 60th anniversaries share is the diamond, due to its embodiment of strength and love. Crafted from 18ct white gold and boasting a magnificent array of bright sparkling diamonds, our double ‘circle of life’ pendant is a perfect gift for this occasion. Our new Gift of Diamonds Collection features an array of beautiful diamond ‘circle of life’ jewellery that'll make the perfect, everlasting sentiment. When you reach your sixtieth anniversary, be sure to celebrate with another outstanding diamond.  [caption id="attachment_1811" align="aligncenter" width="461"] Diamond & White Gold Circles Necklace - £675[/caption]   25 timeless years  A 25th anniversary is an important milestone to celebrate, after all, you’ll have been in a strong relationship for a quarter of a century. Silver is associated with this anniversary due to its radiance and brilliance which fittingly symbolises a loving relationship of this long. A silver timepiece is a beautiful nod to the timeless love that you both share, and to all the time spent together in the last 25 years. This elegant silver coloured Movado Circa Chronograph watch is a perfect gift to show him how much he’s appreciated. Its black backdrop allows its swiss quartz movement to shine and its delicate hands to stand out clearly. This watch is sure to see you through plenty more memorable times and happy years together.  [caption id="attachment_1812" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Movado Circa Chronograph - £1,095[/caption]   Ruby romance at 40 Congratulations to you or your loved one that has reached this magnificent anniversary milestone. It’s well-known that the 40th year is the year of the ruby. Spending 40 years together is a wonderful reason to celebrate, and some at this stage even renew their marriage vows.  However you choose to mark this momentous milestone, a new ring to symbolise 40 years of unconditional love is the perfect gift. This half eternity ring, crafted from 18ct white gold features a row of alternating round mixed cut rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds. This radiant row symbolises everlasting love and is the perfect way to celebrate day one right up to now.  [caption id="attachment_1813" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ruby & Diamond Half Eternity Ring - £575[/caption]   We’d love to know how you decide to celebrate your anniversary. Don’t forget, we’re here to help you choose the right anniversary jewellery or watch gift for you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch or pop into your nearest store.