The saying has it, 'to marry is to keep'. Nowadays, however, that isn't so much of a given. All the more reason therefore for happy couples to celebrate their wedding anniversary in style, and to surprise one another with gifts. But what to give each other on your wedding anniversary is the question. And why do precious stones deserve your attention when looking for fitting wedding anniversary jewelry for him or her?

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Why give jewelry to celebrate a wedding anniversary?

A man gives a woman jewelry. Find the perfect wedding anniversary jewelry at BAUNAT
Giving or receiving a wedding anniversary gift is a lovely gesture to seal your love. Are you looking for a symbolic gift? If so, a good start is to go by the wedding anniversary designations. So, for example, you could buy Egyptian cotton bed linen for your first wedding anniversary, or a leather briefcase on your third. Would you prefer to ramp up the symbolism with your wedding anniversary gift? If so, opt for jewelry.
Whether you're looking for a gift for a man or woman: the deeper significance of your gift will always surpass its nominal value! Indisputably, the loveliest, and most symbolic, present a woman will receive in her life is the diamond engagement ring she receives upon being proposed to. A tradition that began when Archduke Maximilian of Austria put the first-ever engagement ring on Mary of Burgundy's finger in 1477. But the symbolism of the engagement ring goes way back to Ancient Egypt, albeit in the form of a metal wire on the left ring finger.
With a special gift, such as jewelry, the particular message you wish to convey is one you cannot express in words
Jewelry tells its own love story, and these stories can be recent ones too of course. The story of how the love blossomed between you and your partner; what can beat that? A diamond engagement ring symbolises the bond with your loved one like no other. So why not add extra symbolism to that engagement ring with wedding anniversary jewelry?

Wedding anniversary jewelry is not just a great gift for your partner, it could be for your parents too. They are a few years ahead of you with their marriage, which certainly deserves a special wedding anniversary jewel. They will really appreciate it.

Which jewels can be considered wedding anniversary jewelry?

BAUNAT trilogy rings with 3 diamonds, perfect as symbolic wedding anniversary jewelry
Of course, all manner of diamond jewelry is perfect as wedding anniversary jewelry that will delight her, but a classic solitaire ring has to be the ultimate symbolic present. It's as if you're putting another engagement ring on her finger again. You could, of course, always have your wedding rings reworked into a marriage anniversary ring, to create an enduring memory in a highly original way. The possibilities are endless. Essentially, it comes down to drawing on your creativity. Did you give her a solitaire ring at the time? Why not have that reworked into a trilogy ring with 3 precious stones that symbolise the past, present and future.

Find the perfect trilogy ring here

Are you looking for unique wedding anniversary jewelry to express how much you love her? Why not opt for heart shaped diamond jewelry. Heart shaped diamonds are few and far between in many jewellers' standard ring collections. Other cuts (round, princess, oval or pear-shaped) are more popular. Or, how about an eternity ring that is set all the way round with diamonds? The ultimate symbol of your everlasting love for one another! Or, a Toi & Moi ring with 2 precious stones that symbolises the unity between two soulmates? Interested in more gift ideas for the ultimate romantic wedding anniversary?
One of the most symbolic bracelets has to be the gold bracelet belonging to the Dutch Queen, Maxima, that is set with 5 different-coloured precious stones, one for each member of the family
Of course, you don't have to give a ring. Certainly if your partner doesn't usually wear them. If this is the case, you could opt for a necklace with a diamond pendant. Or, perhaps, a stunning diamond bracelet, with a personal engraving. The more colourful, the better? Why not add a red ruby to your jewelry, the colour of love.

Celebrating your first wedding anniversary

BAUNAT bracelet with floral design, ideal as a first wedding anniversary gift
Did you know that every year of marriage is associated with a unique flower? Your very first wedding anniversary, your paper or cotton one, is represented by the carnation. So, floral jewelry is a guaranteed winner as a wedding anniversary gift. Yellow gold is the traditional colour for a first wedding anniversary. Making yellow gold jewelry the perfect gift for a woman, for sure. How about for a man? Undoubtedly, the definitive gift  for him is an 18 carat gold watch, possibly with an engraving. A stunning item that he can hand down to the next generation.

Be inspired by the Flowers Collection here

Celebrating other special wedding anniversaries

Are you on a quest to find an original wedding anniversary gift, and want to be sure of its symbolic meaning? Knowing all the wedding anniversaries’ names is a good place to start. Here they are for you:

1

years

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cotton, paper

37

years

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paper

2

years

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leather, paper

38

years

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mercury

3

years

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wheat

39

years

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crêpe

4

years

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wax, silk

40

years

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emerald, ruby

5

years

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wood, nylon

41

years

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iron

6

years

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iron, plaster

42

years

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mother-of-pearl

7

years

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copper, wool

43

years

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cotton flannel

8

years

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bronze, roses, paper

44

years

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topaz

9

years

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faience, soil

45

years

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silver gilt

10

years

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tin

46

years

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lavender

11

years

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coral, steel, zinc

47

years

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cashmere

12

years

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silk

48

years

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amethyst

13

years

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lace, lily

49

years

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cedar

14

years

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ivory, nylon

50

years

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gold

15

years

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crystal

51

years

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camelia

16

years

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sapphire

52

years

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tourmaline

17

years

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rose

53

years

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cherry

18

years

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turquoise

54

years

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wood

19

years

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linen

55

years

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orchid

20

years

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porcelain

56

years

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lapis lazuli

21

years

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opal

57

years

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azalea

22

years

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bronze

58

years

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maple

23

years

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lead, beryl

59

years

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mink

24

years

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satin

60

years

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diamond

25

years

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silver

61

years

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sycamore

26

years

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jade

62

years

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ivory

27

years

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mahogany, cashew

63

years

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lilac

28

years

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nickel

64

years

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astrakhan

29

years

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velvet

65

years

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diamond, rosewood

30

years

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pearl

66

years

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jasmine

31

years

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roan

67

years

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chinchilla

32

years

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copper

68

years

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granite

33

years

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porphyry

69

years

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larch

34

years

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amber

70

years

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platinum

35

years

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ruby, coral

75

years

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alabaster

36

years

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organdie, muslin

80

years

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oak

A woman with sapphire jewelry, the perfect wedding anniversary gift for your 16th wedding anniversary - BAUNAT

Giving a sapphire on your 16th wedding anniversary

Are you looking for a fitting 16th wedding anniversary gift for your wife? By 16th wedding anniversary we mean a sapphire anniversary. The ideal gift therefore has to be stunning blue sapphire jewelry. Indigenous Surinamese were convinced the sapphire would bring its wearer good fortune, under the favourable influence of the planet Saturn. In contrast, other civilisations believed the precious stone had protective powers against magic and witchcraft. Today, sapphires mainly symbolise truth, love, purity and sincerity.

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Celebrating a silver 25th wedding anniversary

Once you've been married for 25 years, it's time to celebrate your silver wedding anniversary. You could buy silver jewelry to celebrate your silver wedding anniversary, of course, but this loses its splendour much faster than jewelry made from other precious metals. We highly recommend white gold as an alternative. White gold jewelry is harder (so more durable) and has more lustre. In fact,  white gold jewelry really draws more attention. After all, a 25th wedding anniversary has to be celebrated, don't you think?
Man opens an oyster containing a pearl, the symbolic precious stone for your 30th wedding anniversary - BAUNAT
The 30th wedding anniversary is represented by the pearl, a relatively soft, delicate stone. On the one hand the pearl is said to bring understanding, honesty and wisdom , whilst on the other, eliminates negative emotions, such as anger. In other words, traits that have formed the basis of a marriage that has stood the test of time over 30 years. If you are you looking for wedding anniversary jewelry for your parents, pearl jewelry is the way to go. Moreover, did you know that, along with moonstone, pearl is the birth stone for those born in the month of June?

Read more about birth stones here

BAUNAT ruby ring, the perfect 35th wedding anniversary gift

Jewelry set with rubies for your 35th wedding anniversary

Will you be blowing out 35 candles together? Or, are your parents celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary? The perfect wedding anniversary jewelry for this occasion is set with a ruby! The deep red hue of the ruby symbolises love and passion. This stone has long been popular, especially with kings. As with most precious stones, it was thought in the Middle Ages that rubies had magical powers. It is known as the stone of life, which strengthens the heart and gives it energy.

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A woman wears emerald jewelry; the perfect wedding anniversary gift after 40 years of marriage, according to BAUNAT

Surprise your partner with an emerald on your 40th wedding anniversary

The emerald is known for its exceptional green colour and vintage appearance. It is the perfect precious stone to be set into yellow gold , white gold or platinum jewelry. Countless women, among them Jackie Kennedy, have been proposed to with emeralds. The emerald is likewise irrevocably linked to the 40th wedding anniversary. Emerald jewelry truly catches the eye. So look no further for wedding anniversary jewelry but instead browse our emerald jewelry collection to your heart's content.
Older woman receives a jewelry gift. Find your wedding anniversary jewelry at BAUNAT

Married for 50 years: a golden marriage

In days gone by, purchasing jewelry was for the rich only, and was worn primarily by women. This has altered drastically in recent decades however. Good news too, as gold jewelry is a fitting wedding anniversary gift for men and women alike upon 50 years of marriage. And you needn't restrict yourself to the timeless classic, yellow gold, either. White gold and red gold are fitting golden wedding anniversary gift options too.

Read more about the different precious metals here

BAUNAT diamond necklace as a 60th wedding anniversary gift
Before purchasing a diamond ring as your wedding anniversary jewelry, we'd like to tell you a little more about its background. You see, originally, you had to have been married 75 years to celebrate your diamond wedding anniversary. When did this change? In 1897, when Queen Victoria reached her 60th year of reign, she called it her Diamond Jubilee. A significant occasion, as such a long reign was unprecedented in England. At that point couples increasingly began to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary once they'd been married for 60 years.

But, that's not to say you must buy a diamond ring, of course. You could decide upon diamond earrings , a diamond bracelet or a diamond necklace instead..

Diamond necklaces are also very fitting - browse them here

Why specifically diamond? The right conditions for diamond formation can only be found 150 km under the Earth's surface. So, right from the outset, when diamonds are mined, they already bear witness to centuries-old history. No wonder then they are an exceptional gift. They are nigh on indestructible and will last for generations.
Diamond jewelry is, of course, always a good idea. Regardless how long you have already been married for
Earrings with a central brilliant, perfect wedding anniversary jewelry for a brilliant marriage - BAUNAT

Seal your 65th wedding anniversary with a diamond

65 years of love, passion, mutual understanding and respect is sealed with a diamond. The terms diamond and brilliant are often misconstrued. What is the difference between a diamond and a brilliant then ? A brilliant is specific cut of a diamond. The round brilliant cut comprises 57 facets that serve to reflect the light to maximum effect. A stunning piece of wedding anniversary jewelry, wouldn't you agree? Perfect for those who have shared 65 years of joy and sorrow?
BAUNAT chain bracelet in platinum, the ultimate 70th wedding anniversary gift

Celebrate an indestructible 70th wedding anniversary with platinum

A platinum wedding anniversary is the exception, not the rule. All the more reason therefore to celebrate it with exceptional wedding anniversary jewelry. Why is platinum linked to the 70th wedding anniversary? There is no precious metal as strong, durable or indestructible as platinum. Actually, it took scientists many years to ascertain precisely how platinum could be manipulated. Justifiably, it is known as the noblest of all precious metals.

What jewelry best suits your partner?

BAUNAT gold watch, a perfect wedding anniversary gift for men
What wedding anniversary gift best suits a woman , and best suits a man? Countless suggestions come to the fore for women: rings, bracelets, necklaces , .... But what jewelry do men like to wear? You can't go wrong with a gold watch! When selecting a watch there is a choice between quartz or mechanical . Both versions have their own unique advantages. Whichever one you decide upon, a gold watch will always be a stylish gift that, subject to proper care, can be passed down for generations.

Browse our watch collection

As mentioned previously, you don't have to wait until your 60th wedding anniversary to surprise your partner with diamond jewelry. But what jewelry suits her best? Be sure to bear your partner's lifestyle in mind. The last thing you want is for the jewelry to impede her day to day activities. Does she wear jewelry to work? If so, wearer comfort is key, and you would be advised to go for a sleek bracelet, such as the trendy tennis bracelet . A necklace or ring could get in the way.
Likewise, a pair of diamond earrings make for stunning wedding anniversary jewelry, nor do they impede work activities
Stylish, appealing, alluring ... today's busy woman knows just how to combine it all. After all, fabulous diamond jewelry can elevate even the humblest everyday outfit. Earrings are usually the first item of jewelry men will notice a woman wearing, certainly when they glitter in the light. Women can wear them from day into night, whilst they emphasise the natural elegance of her neckline.

When are you starting your perfect jewelry quest?

Couple celebrates their wedding anniversary with a gift. Find a fitting gift at BAUNAT
A key tip in finding wedding anniversary jewelry? Give yourself plenty of time! You will need to take a delivery time of approx. 1-10 working days into account when choosing jewelry from one of the collections. That is relatively quick but you might prefer to seek advice from the jewelry experts first. So be sure to give yourself plenty of time to look around, and to make a possible appointment in the showroom. If you have opted for tailor made jewelry you will be looking at more like a 4 week turnaround time.

What can I expect from my BAUNAT gift?

BAUNAT represents certified quality at the best possible price. By choosing for our premium precious metals and quality underpinned by BAUNAT's years of garnered expertise, you acquire diamond jewelry of outstanding value. Fewer intermediaries and limited overheads mean we can offer you competitively priced diamond jewelry. After all, we invest in efficiency and in expertise.

With an extensive jewelry collection, and jewelry designers Belgian born and bred crafting by hand in the diamond capital Antwerp, we are the ultimate partner for all your diamond gift requirements. Our Antwerp-based specialists respect traditions and boast the technical know-how in crafting top quality jewelry. Which is why we can offer you an extraordinary 20 year product guarantee.
Couple celebrates their wedding anniversary with a gift. Find a fitting gift at BAUNAT
In addition we promise you:

  • Free and insured delivery of your gift
  • Delivery usually within 7 working days
  • Exclusive gift wrapping
  • 20 year guarantee
Would you rather pop by in person before making your decision? If so, make an appointment at one of our showrooms or request advice from our team of experts via live chat.

Are you looking for a gift for another occasion?

You now know exactly what you should buy for a wedding anniversary, but what if you haven't got that far yet? Are you instead looking for a Valentine's or engagement gift? Or, perhaps a gift for Mother's or Father's Day? Find further information and inspiration below.

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