Traditional or Modern? Your Wedding Anniversary Guide

From paper to lace, ivory to silver, we look at both the traditional and modern ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

Here are the traditional and modern symbols for each anniversary:

Year Traditional Modern
1 Paper Chocolates
2 Cotton China
3 Leather Crystal
4 Silk Appliances
5 Wood Silverware
6 Iron Wood
7 Copper Desk Set
8 Bronze Linens
9 Pottery Leather
10 Tin Jewellery
15 Crystal Watches
20 China Platinum
25 Silver Silver
30 Pearl Diamond
35 Coral Jade
40 Ruby Ruby
45 Sapphire Sapphire
50 Gold Gold
55 Emerald Emerald
60 Diamond Diamond
65 Blue Sapphire Blue Sapphire
70 Platinum Platinum
75 Diamond and Gold Diamond and Gold

Rings from Ireland has a selection of jewelry options that would suit any anniversary.

Claddagh Rings and Jewelry
The beautiful and evocative Claddagh which has three distinctive symbols of hands for friendship, a heart for love and a crown representing loyalty is a perfect gift for any anniversary. Claddagh rings come in different sizes and in white gold, silver or gold and with matching earrings and necklaces for those lucky enough to get an extra special anniversary gift!

Claddagh Rings
Claddagh Rings

Jewelry with Precious Stones
From rubies or sapphires, emeralds to pearls, precious stones are a common theme for wedding anniversaries. Rings from Ireland have a selection of Claddagh jewelry with a huge range of precious stones and they are a perfect gift for a birthday but also for a wedding anniversary.

Claddagh Birthstone Jewelry
Claddagh Birthstone Jewelry

Celtic Tie Pins and Cufflinks
Wedding anniversaries are not just for females and it is a great opportunity to give a gift to a husband. A Celtic tie pin or Celtic cufflinks are a wonderful symbol of heritage, tradition and a shared history and come in various sizes and styles and materials including silver, gold and white gold.

Celtic Tie Pins
Celtic Tie Pins

Celtic Cufflinks
Celtic Cufflinks

Whether you prefer the modern or traditional approach, celebrate in style this year. Happy Anniversary!
Posted on May 15, 2015