Anniversary Materials

When looking for the perfect material for your anniversary you have to think of a classic material to use. Whether you decide to get a jewelry item made from it or whether you get another gift item made from a similar material. Its best to think of a gift item for your anniversary that reflects the classic material. But however these days you can find a modern alternative for your wedding anniversary. So for example the classical material for the 5th wedding anniversary was wood but these days the modern alternative is silverware. Also for your Tenth Wedding Anniversary Tin and Aluminium are the traditional materials to use, however more often people like to give diamond jewelry instead. So as we are called 10th Wedding anniversary then I suggest for your anniversary it may be worth checking out the Piran Tin website in the right hand bar on our site. They have a huge selection of diamond and tin jewellery that is bound to be perfect for your anniversary.

This Table below is a good representation of what is traditionally given for the anniversary and what is the modern alternative. This should hopefully give you a good idea on what gift item you may want to give for your special anniversary day.

Year of Anniversary

The Traditional Material

The Modern Alternative

1

Paper

Clock

2

Cotton

China or porcelain

3

Leather

Glass or Crystal

4

Books, linen, silk, fruit or flowers

Electrical Goods

5

Wood

Silverware

6

Iron, steel, sugar or sweets

Wood

7

Wool or Copper

Desk sets like nice pens, linen chest

8

Bronze, Pottery

Linens or laces

9

Pottery, China, Willow

Leather

10

Tin, Aluminium  and White steel

Diamond Jewellery

11

Steel

Fashion Jewelry

12

Linen or silk

Pearls or coloured Gems

13

Lace

Furs or textiles

14

Ivory

Gold Jewellery

15

Crystal

Wrist watches

16

 

Silver (“Hollow-ware”)

17

 

Furniture

18

 

Porcelain

19

 

Bronze

20

China, Porcelain

Platinum

21

 

Brass or Nickel

22

 

Copper

23

 

Silver Plate

24

 

Musical Instrument

25

Silver

Sterling silver

26

 

Original Picture

27

 

Sculpture

28

 

Orchids

29

 

New Furniture

30

Pearl

Diamonds or Pearls

31

 

Timepiece

32

 

Conveyance (e.g. ,car)

33

 

Amethyst

34

 

Opal

35

Coral

Jade

36

 

Bone China

37

 

Alabaster

38

 

Beryl or Tormaline

39

 

Lace

40

Ruby

Ruby

41

 

Land

42

 

Improved real estate

43

 

Travel

44

 

Groceries

45

Sapphire

Sapphire

46

 

Original poetry tribute

47

 

Books

48

 

Optical goods (e.g. telescope or microscope)

49

 

Luxuries

50

Gold

Gold

55

Emerald

Emerald

60

Diamond

Diamond

75

Diamond

Diamond

80

 

Diamond or Pearl

85

 

Diamond or Sapphire

As you can tell from the list above there are lots of gift ideas you can use for each of your anniversaries. Mind you the likely hood of reaching your 85th anniversary is slim so you may want to give a sapphire a bit earlier.

 

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