Gemstones make rocking anniversary gifts!

Anniversary stones

Ten years ago you committed yourself to a lifetime of bliss with your amazing wife. Time has completely flown by. Ten years. Wow. This time your anniversary gifts are going to have to be super special. No more lameness. Guess it’s time to start thinking about anniversary stones.

Before you ask, diamonds. Yup, that’s what the anniversary stones for your tenth anniversary. You could have done a different stone every anniversary leading up to this one. Peridot (your 1st), Sapphire (your 5th), and Tourmaline (your 8th) would have rocked! (Yeah, I just said rocked!)

Instead, you did some research a while ago and figured out that the anniversary stones for your tenth anniversary would have the most impact. I mean, diamonds are a girl’s best friend as Marilyn Monroe sang in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She’s going to feel like she is marrying you all over again with a nice shiny and new diamond pendant? Nah. This one requires some bigger karats.

Back when my boyfriend asked me to marry him, he presented me with an incredible diamond engagement ring that had 10 open slots. Before knowing anything about anniversary stones, I didn’t understand why they were empty. Maybe he couldn’t afford to fill the ring? Part of me was worried these open spots would get snagged on my silk shirts. It had the most huge diamond in the middle that I had ever seen but I didn’t understand why it was surrounded by 10 empty openings. After saying yes to his wonderful proposal, I had to ask what the deal was with the ring. Sure, I was swooned by this enormous diamond, but the rest of the ring looked dumpy.

Until I learned about his romantic endeavor to let me know that we were going to be together for a very long time. Those empty slots were going to be filled every year with anniversary stones. Now you see why I said it would have rocked if you were as amazing as my now husband?

Don’t worry, if you don’t get the right gift this anniversary, diamond anniversary stones comes up again in 50 years when you celebrate your 60th anniversary. Do yourself a favor, get her a diamond ring now to insure you get to your 60th. Go for the anniversary stones now before she figures out you missed the first 10 years.