Gemstones for each Anniversary

A fool-proof guide to the different stones used for each different anniversary milestone. Use this to celebrate your continuous love!

First year Anniversary: Gold

Gold does not corrode and so it became a symbol of immortality and power in many ancient cultures.The value and beauty of solid gold made it an ideal material for particularly important political and religious objects such as crowns, symbolic statues, and offerings. Since the first year is such a wonderful milestone, what better way to celebrate than with a gold wedding band for him and her. Gold is also used for the 50th anniversary. Symbolizing prosperity, strength, and wisdom, it represents the essence of what a fifty-year marriage should be.

18K Yellow Gold 6 mm Wide Wedding Ring

10th year Anniversary: Diamond

Diamonds have a long history as beautiful objects of desire. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.” Upgrade your original wedding bands with beautiful new diamonds to celebrate ten years of unconditional love. Diamonds are also used for 60 year anniversaries! You can bring it back full circle as you reminisce on your time picking out her first diamond. Treat yourselves to gifts of diamond jewelry that you both can enjoy!

Diamond Anniversary Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Anniversary: Ruby

Symbolizing love and passion, the ruby is one of the most desired gemstones of all. Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins, and believed that rubies held the power of life. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift. Like the 15th year anniversary, the 40 year anniversary is also celebrated with rubies. Within this stone is thought to lie a flame of fire that grows brighter with each passing year, just like the flame of a forty-year marriage. Express your gratitude and love with this elegant red stone.

14Kt White Gold Ruby Halo Necklace

20 Year Anniversary: Emerald

The emerald is used to celebrate the 20th anniversary. The emerald was once cherished by Spanish conquistadors, Inca kings, and pharaohs. The beautiful green stone represented royalty and wealth.This beautiful stone celebrates a radiant and growing marriage; choose from many emerald pieces at weddingbands.com.

14K Emerald Diamond Eternity Band

25th Anniversary: Silver

Twenty five years uses silver to celebrate! It comes from the Latin word “argentum” which means “shiny” or “white.”  Like silver, may your marriage and love continue to shine in splendor and radiance as you grow old together. At weddingbands.com, we have many silver wedding bands along with silver jewelry to help you both celebrate.

Silver Hand Made Wedding Band

30th  Anniversary: Pearl

Thirty years means pearls! Symbolizing hidden beauty, the pearl reminds the maturing couple that what is most valuable is the shared experience of life with another. Celebrate three whole decades together with beautiful pearl pieces.

 

Tahitian Sea Pearl Earrings

 

How to order special anniversary bands?

How to order special anniversary bands?

Renewing vows is a popular trend for couples who want to celebrate their anniversary in a special way. Another popular trend is to exchange anniversary bands, to commemorate the years spent together. So, what is special about these bands and how to order anniversary rings for men and women?

Find out by going through the following pointers:

1) Ditch the old rules: There is an entire list of anniversary gifts, which are associated with each milestone anniversary celebrated by a couple. For instance, it is said that they should exchange tin or aluminum gifts on their 10th anniversary and gold on their 50th! Surely, no one is eager to wait that long to get a gift of their choice!

Ditch the age-old conventions and exchange rings with your life-partner whenever you want to, maybe on your third, sixth or even first year together! If you are the one who’s gifting your partner the ring, then this gesture is definitely going to catch him/her off guard and give him/her the best (and perhaps the easiest) surprise ever.

2) Customize it: The anniversary rings are going to remind you of the special bond between you and your partner. Therefore, you need to make sure that a lot of effort goes in choosing the right kind of rings. One of the ways to do so is to customize the rings. Get your partner’s initials engraved on the ring along with the year of the anniversary or opt for a special message or symbol. This will make the ring more special and make it a great gift.

3) Coordinate: You can coordinate the bands to match with your partners. For instance, you can opt for the same style, metal or gemstone for men’s and women’s rings. Alternatively, you can opt for the same ring design as the ones on your wedding and engagement rings.

4) Ask for special packing: An anniversary is a special milestone in a couple’s life. When you gift the rings, make it a point to pack it in a special way for your partner. Ask the store/online store from where you are buying the ring from to wrap it in special packaging. Or you too can get creative and wrap the gift yourself. This will add more value to the gift.

I hope that the information is useful for you to purchase an anniversary ring for your spouse. Do you have any other tips for the readers? Let us know by posting a comment.

Burnsville, MN based WeddingBands.com announces the launch of their new mobile website.

In development over the last six months, the mobile version cleanly organizes the site’s information for uncomplicated viewing and research. It also incorporates new touch screen search features that allows guests to peruse the over five-thousand wedding bands and anniversary rings with ease.

The mobile search uses simple touch buttons to choose ring categories and metals, as well as a slide bar to select price points. Categories include plain wedding bands, classic wedding bands, contemporary wedding bands, anniversary bands, diamonds diamond wedding bands, handcrafted wedding rings and eternity rings. Wedding bands matching the results update seamlessly for the user, making browsing the large selection of wedding rings with one hand.

WeddingBands.com hope the new mobile site will allow them to keep up with the growing trend of searching and buying on the go. The site’s mobile users, which has grown to 25 percent of total traffic over the last year, now have the ability to research wedding bands in a more user friendly manner.

WeddingBands.com has been in business as brick and mortar since 1985 and online since 2001 selling wedding and anniversary rings. The site offers timeless, unique designer jewelry. They design and manufacture an exquisite selection of platinum, gold, titanium and/or palladium diamond wedding rings and wedding bands.

All About Gems: Aquamarine

All About Gems: Aquamarine

March is a time of renewal, spring is in the air and the effects of winter start to wear off.   What better stone than that of Aquamarine to ring in this time of renewal!  This stone is the birthstone of March.  Its luscious blue hue would make a lovely adornment to any ring.   

The word Aquamarine, itself is a derivative from the 16th century Latin word meaning, sea water.  Mythical tales do not escape this sea like stone either—the origin of aquamarine has said to have been held captive in the deep ocean blue in the treasure chests of mermaids.  The blue and bluish green color of the infamous stone originates from is the miraculous and broad variety of the ocean’s color pallet.  Aquamarine has a color palette that ranges from light to medium blue hues to greenish blue colors.  Aquamarine is the perfect description of the colors that run with this beautiful gem, as it fully covers the full range of colors available.  The darker, more deep ocean like colors are said to be the more valuable shade of this gorgeous gem, but even the sky blue hues make any look priceless. 

Aquamarine has numerous legends and folklore that surrounds the precious stone.  Mainly though this stone is considered and believed to be the stone of happiness and everlasting youth.  This beautiful shade evokes good feelings and the feeling of warmth and love within an individual.  This stone has been said to promote harmony and everlasting relationships, perfect for marriages, as it brings about a happy union. 

While the legend of happiness has been sustained through out the ages it has also been said that aquamarine has the ability to induce sleep in its beholder.  This quality of aquamarine makes it the perfect stone for those who suffer from insomnia. Other popular tales of aquamarine say that if the stone itself is soaked in water it has the ability to reduce eye troubles and cases of the hiccups. 

You must be wondering by now, where in the world is the beautiful stone found, so I can add it to my collection.  Well, the answer is simple!  This stone is found in numerous parts of the world, with the most famous being the exotic country of Brazil.  Over time Brazil has produced some of the largest and rarest of aquamarine gems.   Other places around the globe include Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia, and India.  To care for these precious stones, simply use warm water and a mild soap to ensure the lasting beauty of your gem. 

With breathtaking color variations and versatility for everyday wear, aquamarine is the perfect gemstone for any and everyone.  It may bring happiness and joy to any relationship or friendship with the beautiful blue aquamarine ring, necklace or any staple piece of jewelry, or it could be a perfect way to bring about an everlasting union by adorning your wedding bands with this beautiful stone. 

Eternity Rings, Anniversary Rings, Diamond Fashion Rings, OH MY!!!

Eternity Rings, Anniversary Rings, Diamond Fashion Rings, OH MY!!!

You’re engaged, you’ve been married for years, or you just want to buy a fun ring to wear.  All great times to look for bands with diamonds or a unique style!

Diamond Eternity Ring

Eternity rings are rings made with diamonds around the whole ring. It is to symbolize the eternal love between two people. The continuous circle with diamonds shows the eternal relationship between couples. Eternity rings come in a few different styles. There are eternity rings made with a single row of diamonds, either prongs or channel set. These styles are great to compliment an engagement ring or wedding set.  You can also use these types of eternity rings to celebrate a milestone anniversary. All are great options.

Anniversary rings are rings given to celebrate milestone years in a marriage or relationship between two people.  These types of rings can be anything.  From rings with a certain number of stones to mark the years together to a couple rows of diamonds or to rings made with a unique style (and worn on a different finger).  Anniversary rings cover a lot of classic and unique styles.  There are no rules for buying an anniversary ring. 

Diamond Fashion Ring

Diamond fashion rings is another very broad category. This can be any type of ring made with diamonds. It can be wide rings made with diamonds around whole band; diamond rings made with different colored gold; spinning diamond rings, or sliding diamond rings. Diamond fashion rings can range in any style the wearer wants to show off. They are great ways to compliment any outfit, casual or dressy.

These three styles are great to wear for any occasion. Eternity rings, anniversary rings, and diamond fashion rings can be used for the mentioned above but they can also be used for anything the wearer wants.  Do not let the ring style sway your buying decision, because if you like the style then wear it the way you want. Until next time, please remember learn about the jewelry you are buying, it will make the whole experience better!