Many people are also familiar with the tradition of giving silver for the 25th wedding anniversary.
|Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings by Shiny Adornments|
What you may not know is that the traditional gifts for many other anniversary years are also metals or stones. For example, the traditional gift for the seventh anniversary is copper and that for the eighth is bronze.
|Copper Necklace - Magnolia Tree by Nicole Valentine Studio|
If you reach your 24th anniversary, traditionally you would be given opals as a gift.
|Australian Solid Opan & Mexican Fire Opal Pendant by TJR Jewellery|
Pearls were reserved for the 30th anniversary and coral or jade for the 35th.
|Coral Choker Necklace by BeadSire|
Fortieth anniversaries are traditionally marked by rubies, while the 45th is marked by sapphires.
|Silver Wire and Sapphire Crochet Spiral Earrings by Cat's Wire|
Should you be fortunate enough to celebrate your 55th wedding anniversary, you could expect emeralds and if you make it to your 60th, diamonds have traditionally been the perfect gift.
|Emerald Earrings by Colla|
So will you surprise someone with a traditional anniversary gift to mark the big day?
All jewelry items featured above were created by members of the Starving Jewelry Artists Team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.