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Parental Milestones: An Anniversary Gift Guide

Anniversaries hold a unique significance for the celebrating couple, yet it’s always a joy to surprise your parents with something extraordinary on their special day.

We firmly believe that there’s no gift more exquisite and enduring than a piece of jewellery. Whether it’s revamping cherished family heirlooms or creating a bespoke piece tailored to their tastes, your parents’ next anniversary presents the ideal opportunity for a meaningful gesture.

Fine jewellery specialists at Steven Stone have put together their suggestions of unforgettable anniversary gifts for your beloved parents.

New Wedding Rings

If your parents’ wedding rings are worn out or damaged, you might want to consider replacing them. You can opt for a matching set or pick two different rings to compliment each other. For instance, you could incorporate the gemstone or general design from your mother’s engagement ring into the new wedding rings set.

Alternatively, you could research the traditional gift suggestions for different anniversaries and choose the appropriate metals or stones.

If you want to gift your parents a truly personalised present, a bespoke wedding rings set is guaranteed to make an unforgettable anniversary gift for them.

If you do opt for new wedding rings, make sure that you know the right finger sizes. Ideally, bring both of your parents to one of our showrooms to have their finger size measured by one of our experts. Though if you’re keen to keep the rings a surprise, don’t worry as there are some good tactics to help you find their ring size.

Matching Jewellery

If you would like to get your parents something a little different, why not buy them matching pieces? For example, a ruby bangle bracelet for your mother and a pair of ruby cuff links for your father. Rubies have long symbolised love, passion and power and are the traditional gemstone choice for the 15th and 40th anniversary.

Reflect how your parents complete and compliment each other in a unique way with an odd, yet matching gift. Alternatively, the pieces could be made of the same precious metals, such as a white gold bracelet and a white gold tie pin.

The possible combinations are endless – visit one of our showrooms or browse our website to find pieces that your parents will love.

Although there are no rules, here is what tradition says about choosing anniversary gifts…

People often gift various types of jewellery for wedding anniversaries, with traditional materials associated with each milestone. Some of these traditions have become outdated and modernised in recent times. For example, wood was long associated with a couple’s 5th anniversary – this has since been replaced with silverware.

Precious metals – yellow gold is the traditional choice for the first and 50th anniversary, silver for the 25th and platinum for the 20th and 70th. 

Diamond jewellery pieces make excellent anniversary gifts for parents for their 10th or 60th anniversary, while Pearls are the timeless classic to give for a 3rd or 30th anniversary.

For the 15th anniversary, people often gift watches, symbolising the timeless nature of their love and the passage of time spent together. The 40th anniversary is commonly celebrated with ruby jewellery, signifying the enduring passion and commitment that the couple have shared over four decades.

If you’re looking for some jewellery inspiration, why not take a look at our full collection? Whether you’re after a necklace osome diamond earrings, we’ve got you covered. We also have a vast range of engagement and wedding rings.

If you don’t see anything that takes your fancy, we also offer a bespoke service, where our designers will create a unique piece of jewellery that ticks all the boxes.

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