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Thoughtful Anniversary Gift Ideas - Jewelry & More

Anniversaries are worth celebrating

Embrace the Romance

Perhaps you want to embrace the romantic nature of the occasion. A bouquet of the flowers from her wedding bouquet (bring a wedding photo to the florist as a reference) or a return visit to the spot where you proposed or went on your honeymoon. Jewelry, especially with the romantic pinks and reds of Pink Tourmaline, Rubies or Garnets, brings the symbolism of compassion, love and devotion. Or take her on a romantic picnic in a beautiful setting or a concert of her favorite band.

Bride holding a bouquet of white roses, red berries, green foliage, and accent flowers.

Get Creative with Numbers

Connect the number of years you have been married with the gift you choose. For example, if you have been married three years, think about gifts which have three elements like a 3 day weekend stay at a B & B, a three course dinner at a farm to table restaurant, or a 3 birthstone necklace with both your birthstones and the stone for the month of your wedding.

Woman wearing a 14k yellow gold personalized Classic 3 Birthstone necklace featuring 4mm briolette cut, bezel set gemstones.

Pamper her!

There are so many ways to step back from the bustle of life and unwind. A day at the spa complete with massage, facial and manicure can be rejuvenating. Or perhaps an annual pass to her favorite museum, a gift certificate to classes in painting, music or crafting, or a day spent at her favorite antique market are all ways to show her that you love everything about her. Sometimes, if you have young kids at home, this “me” time can be especially important.

Bath tray with a candle, flowers, moisturizing cream, and bath salts over bath water. A manicured hand touches the cream.

Draw on Tradition

You can always draw on tradition and look to the established list of themes for anniversary years. The first such list came from Emily Post in 1922 who created a list of anniversary gifts including paper, cloth, leather, flowers, and wood for the first five years. This list has been expanded over the years and can serve as an inspiration for gifting. For example, for a 5 year anniversary gift the theme is wood, which represents the deep rooted strength of your marriage. Wood themed options might include a wooden jewelry box with an inlay design, a day sailing on a wooden sailboat, or a handmade wooden cutting board if you have woodworking skills.

Wood live edge cutting board with knife and herbs, blue plate with herbs, and stone mortar and pestle set on a wooden table.

Find the perfect Gemstone

In 1937, recognizing the romantic nature of gifting jewelry for anniversaries, the American National Retail Jewelry Association created a list of gemstones associated with each anniversary. The gemstones were chosen based on traditions and on the symbolic meaning attached to the gemstones. Other major gemological associations soon followed, including the Jewelers of America, the American Gem Society, the American Gem Trade Association and the Gemological Institute of America. 

Various assortment of differently shaped and colored gemstones on a white velvet background.
Two Rosecliff Stackable Rings, two Rosecliff Circle Necklaces, and Rosecliff Small Circle ring featuring prong set gemstones.
Warren Ruby ring featuring a 10x8mm emerald cut center stone and Newport Ruby necklace featuring 4mm bezel set stones.
Rosecliff Stackable ring, single Providence stud earring, and Greenwich 4 Birthstone Necklace, all featuring emerald.

Meaningful Personalized Jewelry

Six rings lay side-by-side consisting of Rosecliff Stackable rings, a Grand ring, a Greenwich ring, and Warren rings.

Mother’s Rings and Necklaces

Last Minute Magic

Rosecliff Bar Necklace, Cabochon Mother of Pearl Necklace, personalized Heart pendant, and Adelaide Mini necklace.

First Anniversary - Gold

generosity and compassion

Two Rosecliff Garnet Stackable rings, one with alternating diamonds. Both feature eleven 2mm faceted round cut gemstones.

Second Anniversary - Garnet

the heart and life force

14k yellow gold Grand Moonstone Stud Earrings featuring a 6mm gemstone & an out-of-focus Newport bracelet in the background.

Third Anniversary - Pearls & Moonstone


Warren Pendant on an Adelaide Mini chain featuring a 10x8mm center stone, Newport Grand necklace, and Newport earrings.

Fourth Anniversary - Blue Topaz

clear communications

Pair of Greenwich Solitaire earrings, each featuring one 6mm sapphire & one 2.1mm diamond on top, & a Newport bracelet.

Fifth Anniversary - Sapphire

romantic devotion

Three Rosecliff Amethyst Stackable rings, one with alternating diamonds, and Newport Amethyst Necklace in 14k yellow gold.

Sixth Anniversary - Amethyst

marital devotion

Ventana Black Onyx ring in silver featuring a wide band and a 12x8mm gemstone.

Seventh Anniversary - Onyx

harmonious relationships

Two Rosecliff Pink Tourmaline Stackable rings, one with alternating diamonds, featuring eleven 2mm prong set gemstones.

Eighth Anniversary - Tourmaline

love and compassion

Bristol Bead necklace featuring an 8mm lapis lazuli bead & four 6mm gold beads, two on either side, on a 1.17mm cable chain.

Ninth Anniversary - Lapis Lazuli

strength and courage

Rosecliff Small Circle necklace and a pair of Rosecliff earrings, both featuring sustainably grown prong set diamonds.

Tenth Anniversary - Diamond

love and fidelity

Single Grand Turquoise ring and Bayberry Grand & Classic 11 Turquoise & Nantucket Blue Topaz necklace in 14k yellow gold.

Eleventh Anniversary - Turquoise

protection from evil

Bristol Bead necklace featuring an 8mm green agate bead centered between four 6mm gold beads on a 14k yellow gold chain.

Twelfth Anniversary - Jade, Green Agate

protector of generations, increases compassion

A Rosecliff Bar necklace and earrings set, Bayberry necklace, and Greenwich Flower ring, all featuring citrine.

Thirteenth Anniversary - Citrine

energy and creativity

Greenwich Flower earrings featuring five 4mm opals and one 2.7mm center diamond, all prong set in 14k yellow gold.

Fourteenth Anniversary - Opal

hope, purity and truth

Rosecliff Stackable ring, Grand ring, and Bayberry 3 bracelet, all featuring sustainably grown rubies in 14k yellow gold.

Fifteenth Anniversary - Ruby

love, energy and passion

Two Rosecliff Peridot Stackable rings featuring eleven 2mm faceted round cut gemstones, one with alternating diamonds.

Sixteenth Anniversary - Peridot

brings peace to relationships

Woman's wrist wearing Adelaide 1 Pavé Link Bracelet featuring a 16x6.4mm link encrusted with twenty-eight amethyst gemstones.

Sixteenth Anniversary - Amethyst and Citrine

devotion and energy

Woman wearing a Newport Grand Pink Opal necklace featuring a continuous strand of 6mm briolette cut, bezel set gemstones.

Eighteenth Anniversary - Cat's Eye, Opal

serenity and hope

Grand Aquamarine ring featuring one 6mm bezel set gemstone, & a Rosecliff Aquamarine Stackable ring, both in 14 yellow gold.

Nineteenth Anniversary - Aquamarine

clarity and harmony

Grand 1 Emerald necklace and a pair of Grand Emerald earrings, both featuring 6mm briolette cut, bezel set gemstones.

Twentieth Anniversary - Emerald


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How long will it take for my order to arrive?

Our jewelry is made to order in 1 - 4 business days. You can select the shipping method at checkout that works best for you, including expedited and next day air shipping.

Where are you supposed to wear an anniversary ring?

Traditionally, an anniversary ring is worn above the engagement ring and the wedding band is worn below the engagement ring. Traditions are relaxing and so you should feel free to wear your anniversary ring on whichever finger suits you best.

Do I have to stick to the list of anniversary gemstones?

These suggestions are meant to inspire and to give the traditional meaning assocaited with each gemstone. Alternately, you may want to choose the gemstone for the month you were married, both your birthstones, or the birthstones of your children. The beauty is, you can define the meaning and create a unique gift to honor your anniversary.