Custom Jewelry Design That Celebrates Your Love
In Arizona we are lucky to enjoy beautiful spring weather which means wedding season begins every year around this time. If you celebrated your special day in the months of March, April or May you are in good company! This time of year we see a lot of couples shopping for anniversary gifts and whether it’s your first anniversary or your 50th our professional jewelers want to guide you in choosing or designing a jewelry piece that will help you relive the beauty and magic of your wedding day.
Vintage Jewelry Restoration or Redesign
Some of the most wonderful anniversary gifts we’ve had the privilege of fashioning are vintage jewelry restorations and re-creations. Maybe you have a family heirloom or other rings or necklaces with beautiful gemstones that are in outdated or broken settings. A quick fix would be to have the ring re-sized or have the jewelry go through a vintage restoration process if you wish to keep the jewelry piece as is but it justs need a little freshening up. Another option would be to use the stones in a completely new setting with custom jewelry design where you can create a one-of-a-kind anniversary gift they will never forget! However you choose to update your vintage jewelry it will have extra special meaning and can be a beautiful symbol of everything you have been through in marriage and like love, it always shines brilliantly in the end.
Gemstones for Significant Anniversary Year
If you’ve ever wondered if there were certain gemstones that signified certain years of marriage then you are in luck! According the the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) there is a list of gemstones and precious metals that are suggested for each anniversary up to your 25th anniversary or your ‘Silver’ Anniversary and then every five years after that. Here’s a shortened version so that if you have a significant year coming up and want to design jewelry around the gemstone of that anniversary year you have a helpful guide.
1st: Gold jewelry or Pearls
5th: Sapphire jewelry
10th: Diamond jewelry
15th: Ruby or Crystal (Watches are also common)
20th: Emerald or Platinum jewelry
25th: Sterling Silver jewelry for the ‘Silver Anniversary’
30th: Pearl jewelry
40th: Ruby jewelry
50th: Gold jewelry for the ‘Golden Anniversary’
60th: Diamond jewelry
(Source of Gemstone Anniversaries: http://www.foreverdiamondsaz.com/custom-jewelry-design)
Each anniversary year is special in it’s own way and of course it would be wonderful to give a specially designed jewelry piece every year. But, since that may not be in the cards every anniversary we have a wide selection of earrings, necklaces, rings and watches to satisfy any budget. Stop by our Gilbert showroom anytime, we love hearing your anniversary and wedding stories and fixing, restoring or designing custom jewelry pieces to celebrate your special day!