A Diamond Anniversary Ring - The Perfect Way To Seal Your Love.
Some time ago you both made a promise. A promise to each other.
Now itís time to recognise that you both meant that promise, and
that now you both still mean it. Thereís no better way to do
that than with a gift of a diamond anniversary ring. Well maybe
there is. Two diamond anniversary rings, one for him and one for
Diamond anniversary rings are also called eternity rings. Thatís
because thatís how long you are both making your pledge to each
The tradition of celebrating an anniversary of marriage began in
medieval times when the only anniversaries celebrated were the
25 and 50 year anniversaries. Then a husband would crown his
wife with a wreath of silver for 25 years and of gold for 50
years. Nowadays there is more than just the silver and gold
The first is paper, the second wood, third leather and so on.
Diamond is number 60.
So you should traditionally wait 60 years for diamonds. But why
wait? To wait for 60 years of marriage for a magnificent diamond
anniversary ring seems a little silly.
And it is, of course, possible to buy an anniversary ring that
doesnít have any diamonds, but that isnít an anniversary ring to
me. There has to be diamonds.
The design of a diamond anniversary ring is very different to
that of, say, an engagement ring. Whereas an engagement ring is
designed to show off only one, or a very small number of
diamonds, a diamond anniversary ring usually has a larger
number. Sometimes the diamonds go all the way around the ring.
The symbolism of an anniversary diamond ring is part of the
design. The reason for the diamonds going all the way around the
ring is to symbolise a never ending circle of love. No beginning
and no end.
That doesnít mean that all diamond anniversary rings have
diamonds all the way around them. For a start that may be
unaffordable for some. Plus there are some stunning designs in
diamond anniversary rings which have only a few diamonds, but
One of the most in demand of these types of anniversary rings is
the 3 stone diamond anniversary ring. Featuring one larger and
two identical smaller diamonds, the 3 stone diamond anniversary
ring is rich in meaning. The three stone diamond anniversary
ring symbolises the past, present and future all bound together.
And why not add a personal touch to your ring? The diamond
anniversary ring that you both select will have a special
meaning to you both. Why not engrave that meaning on the ring?
Why not record the number of years you have been married on the
ring? A special message of love? Anything, as long as itís short.
And should you both have one, or just her? Well certainly it is
less common for the male to have an anniversary ring, but
certainly not unheard of. However it would be prudent to
consider the design of the rings. It would be better if the two
rings were designed to be complementary. But not the same. His
ring should be larger, or wider, than hers, to match his finger
size. More masculine.
Talk to your jeweller about designing a matching pair of diamond
anniversary rings if you are both to wear one.
But whichever you finally choose, a diamond anniversary ring is
the only gift to celebrate your anniversary.