Don’t panic I want to have a frank discussion with you about diamond anniversary rings. I know you thought that after purchasing the engagement ring, you would never have to go through the expensive, laborious process of buying another diamond. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that tradition dictates that your 60th wedding anniversary is your “diamond” anniversary and therefore should be celebratedwith the gift of a diamond. So tradition is on your side. The bad news is that many women will definitely want to see more bling before they have been married to you for 60 years. Plus, if you go buy the modern list, you’re due to buy her diamonds by the 10th anniversary. In case your wondering, here is the entirety of the traditional and modern list of gifts you are supposed to get in accordance with each anniversary date:
Year 1: Paper;Clocks…Year 2: Cotton;China…Year 3: Leather;Crystal…Year 4: Silk/Flowers;Appliances…Year 5: Wood;Silverware…Year 6: Candy/iron;Wood…Year 7: Wool/copper;Desk sets…Year 8: Bronze/rubber;Linen…Year 9: Pottery;Leather…Year 10: Tin;Diamond Jewelry…Year 11: Steel;Fashion Jewelry…Year 12: Linen;Pearls…Year 13: Lace;Textiles…Year 14: Ivory;Gold Jewelry…Year 15: Crystal;Watches…Year 20: China;Platinum…Year 25: Silver;Silver…Year 30: Pearl;Pearl…Year 35: Coral;Jade…Year 40: Ruby;Ruby…Year 45: Sapphire;Sapphire…Year 50: Gold;Gold…Year 55:Emerald;Emerald…Year 60: Diamond;Diamond…
(There’s really no need to go by this list unless you want to…Joel and I definitely have not). Anyway, here’s some more info on diamond anniversary bands in case you are interested in finding out. Typically, diamond anniversary bands are in essence the same thing and have the same look as eternity engagement ring bands. In other words, these bands that symbolize that your commitment will last until eternity. How this is symbolized in the jewelry world is usually through a precious metal band with small diamonds surrounding the ring’s circumference. The diamonds can be itty bitty chips or big ol’ studs depending on your budget and desire for flash. Other gemstones, such as you woman’s birthstone are often used as well, either in isolation or alternating with the diamonds. A ring with small diamond chips will set you back a few hundred….big diamonds will obviously cost a lot more. In any event, most women would love to receive a diamond anniversary ring, so it may be worth shelling out the cash for her delighted response.