An Introduction to Anniversary Jewellery
Anniversaries are a time to celebrate love and commitment, whether you're honouring your own relationship or that of a loved one. Much more long-lasting than a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates, anniversary jewellery is a much more special and personal way to celebrate romance.
Over the course of a marriage, milestones are marked with different stones or metals, and each one has a different significance. In this guide we’ll take you through every anniversary stone, explaining what each one represents, so that you can find the perfect jewellery gifts for your wife, partner, family member or friend.
Choosing your wedding anniversary jewellery
1st Anniversary: Gold
Timeless and meaningful in equal measure, gold represents your commitment to a marriage that will stand the test of time. If you’re celebrating a one-year milestone, consider a gold charm bracelet. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as it can then be filled up over the years to come with charms to celebrate future anniversaries and other special occasions.DISCOVER
2nd Anniversary: Garnet
Garnet can appear as many colours, from pinkish oranges to brilliant greens, but the most popular is red: a symbol of love and passion. Why not treat your loved one to a charm or a pendant necklace featuring a red gemstone, to add a meaningful new colour to their jewellery collection?
3rd Anniversary: Pearl
The third anniversary gemstone is the elegant pearl: a symbol of purity and honesty. Pearl earrings are a timeless choice that’ll become a favourite in your loved one’s jewellery collection for years to come, or if pendants are your preference, keep things classic with a pearl necklace.
4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz
Blue topaz is associated with loyalty and love, making it the perfect anniversary jewellery gift to celebrate four years together. Express your loyalty with a charm or a pair of earrings featuring the beautiful blue gemstone.
5th Anniversary: Sapphire
Sapphire is found in many colours, but the most classic choice is blue. This gemstone is associated with faithfulness and trust, meaning it’s a perfect symbol to mark five years of marriage. Choose another beautiful piece of jewellery to stack alongside last year’s gift. A necklace or ring will enhance any jewellery look.
10th Anniversary: Diamond
The 10th wedding anniversary is an extra special milestone and there’s no better way to celebrate it than with diamond jewellery. The diamond is a symbol of eternal love and passion, so why not add a diamond eternity ring to their engagement ring and wedding band? Our Pandora Brilliance collection of sustainable, lab-grown diamonds is the perfect place to find sparkling anniversary surprises.
20th Anniversary: Emerald
Emerald symbolises strength and commitment, qualities that have helped make your last 20 years together amazing. Deep emerald green looks beautiful set into every type of jewellery, both silver and gold. Gift a charm featuring a dark green stone to add to your loved one’s charm bracelet, or an elegant ring that will remind them of you every time they look at it.DISCOVER
25th Anniversary: Silver
The 25th wedding anniversary is known as the ‘silver jubilee’, because a quarter of a century is definitely something to celebrate. Silver symbolises stability and harmony. When it comes to choosing a gift for a wedding anniversary, there’s lots of beautiful options in sterling silver. You could surprise your loved one with a silver Pandora Moments bracelet featuring charms that represent special moments in your marriage (if they don’t already have one, of course!), or treat them to a beautiful necklace or a dainty silver ring.
40th Anniversary: Ruby
The vibrant red ruby represents devotion, so celebrate your 40th anniversary with a necklace or ring featuring a stunning red stone, a perfect gift for your wife or partner this year.
50th Anniversary: Gold
The 50th wedding anniversary is called (you guessed it) the ‘golden jubilee’. Gold appropriately represents strength and success. A gold gift for a wedding anniversary could take any form, from a gold ring to a gold necklace. No matter what you choose, gold pieces’ meanings make them extra special and something to cherish forever.
60th Anniversary: Diamond
Fifty years on, the coveted diamond makes a comeback as the 60th wedding anniversary stone. Honour your eternal love with a showstopping diamond necklace or a diamond chain bracelet.
70th Anniversary: Platinum
Celebrate a 70th wedding anniversary with platinum, a metal that symbolises rarity and endurance, qualities shown by anyone celebrating 70 years of marriage. Give your loved one the gift of platinum jewellery on your platinum jubilee, or go for sterling silver for a similar metal finish on a smaller budget.
80th Anniversary: Ruby
Huge congratulations if you or your loved ones are celebrating 80 years together! Complete their charm bracelet with a red gemstone charm, or surprise them with a ring as a symbol of how far they’ve come.
No matter which anniversary you’re celebrating, make it special with our collection of anniversary jewellery.