Thinking of a unique gift for that special someone each year can be hard, especially if you’ve been doing it for a number of years and now find yourself stuck. We believe you should be celebrating your 10th anniversary in style, as it is the first big milestone in your marriage.
You’ve spent a decade creating a life with that special person, so the pressure to find the perfect gift can be daunting. But don’t worry, we understand your struggle and are here to give you some advice on finding that perfect gift!
The traditional gift
Wedding anniversaries are traditionally represented by a different material or element, to symbolise that specific year in your marriage. The tradition of giving anniversary gifts goes back to Victorian times, as it was believed that these symbols were chosen to bring good luck and good fortune to the married couple.
Others have concluded that these specific materials correspond to the strengthening of the marriage and the investment that the couple has made in their relationship. This is shown by each gift gradually increasing in both substance and value.
Although this is often a great source of inspiration when the associated themes are things such as silver, leather or topaz, it can be a little trickier when the traditional gift for a 10 year anniversary is tin.
At first, it’s not the most enticing theme to work with, but there are some really thoughtful gift ideas you can use. Filling a vintage tin box with keepsakes and sentimental memories or photos is a charming way to capture all the memories of your life together over the past 10 years.
Alternatively if your partner is into modern art, there are loads of creative options with sculptures or engraved framework that can be a lovely way to commemorate the occasion. There are lots of great websites that offer bespoke and personalised services which can make the smallest tin trinket, become a very sentimental gift indeed.
A modern interpretation
If tin is not working out for you, or you want a gift with a little bit more glamour and longevity, then Burrells can undoubtedly assist. In the modern day, diamond jewellery is more commonly gifted on your first decade of marriage.
It’s a very appropriate gift choice, for the prestige and strength of a diamond perfectly symbolises the 10 years dedicated to the person that you love. They are also a timeless gemstone, so you know this gift is one that will be around in the future. For more information on diamonds, you may find the below blog posts useful!
A diamond also gives you so many option choices, as it is a versatile stone that can be incorporated into many pieces of jewellery. We’ve whittled it down to a few ideas for you to make your search for the perfect gift easier.
Our top 5 choices
There are so many fantastic diamond options for the lady in your life, and it's time to show you our recommendations. From subtle sparkle to big and bold diamonds, here are our top 5 choices.
1 - 18CT WHITE GOLD 0.59CT DIAMOND SQUARE STUD EARRINGS
These studs have a diamond weight of 0.59ct, set into 18ct white gold, making them a gorgeous delicate pair of earrings for every outing. Take a closer look here.
They can be worn with everything and are a great item to start your diamond jewellery collection if you haven't got one already.
2 - 9CT WHITE GOLD 0.50CT DIAMOND HALF ETERNITY RING
This 9ct gold half eternity ring looks sensational on its own or paired with your engagement and wedding rings. Take a closer look here.
Many anniversaries are celebrated with the gift of an eternity ring, as they are believed to represent eternal love. Eternity rings are typically given to celebrate milestones within the marriage, such as the birth of your first child or a special anniversary. Therefore we think it's the perfect gift to celebrate that 10 year anniversary milestone!
Eternity rings can also be very delicate aesthetically, so they won't overshadow the engagement ring. Instead, they actually complement and enhance the diamond effect. For more information about eternity rings, you may find the following blog posts useful:
Burrells can also help you to match up the ring with your engagement ring to help you get it just right, so please don't hesitate to visit us in store.
3 - TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 LADY MOTHER OF PEARL DIAL & STEEL BRACELET WITH DIAMONDS 32MM
If your partner isn't a big fan of jewellery in general, or perhaps already has some lovely diamond pieces, you can gift this gemstone through a luxury watch instead. It's a different type of gift, but one that has the same thought and care behind it, as it can be a very personal gift.
A watch is one of those iconic gifts that you always remember receiving, therefore we think it's a very suitable alternative choice to jewellery!
4 - CHOPARD HAPPY DIAMONDS 18CT ROSE GOLD HEART BRACELET
In ancient times, many people believed that the heart was the centre of all human emotions. Since love is such a strong emotion, the heart then became a symbol of love, which has stayed symbolic right through to the modern day.
The little diamond inside the heart is iconic to Chopard, and will always remind your loved one of your anniversary. Easy for stacking and available in many different styles, you’d be sure to please them with this choice.
5 - GUCCI RUNNING G NECKLACE WITH DIAMOND GG PENDANT IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
There are so many different necklace choices and styles, from solitaire diamonds to fashionable creations. We however love the simple symbolism that this Gucci necklace represents as a 10 year anniversary gift, due to 10 stones being features on the chain.
The GG Gucci symbol at the centre is also set with diamonds, to represent the future years you will spend together. It's certainly a piece which captures a story, which is why we love it as a gift option.
Our top 3 choices
Although there aren't always as many diamond options for the gentlemen, we do have some fantastic gift options for you to consider. With or without diamonds, here are our top 3 choices to help inspire you.
1 - BREMONT AIRCO MACH 3 BLUE DIAL & STEEL BRACELET 40MM
A luxury watch is a great gift for it can be cherished for years and years to come. This particular model was created to represent 100 years of British military aviation, therefore we think as it is already a commemorative piece, it is very fitting as a gift to celebrate your relationship milestone too.
2 - TUDOR GLAMOUR DOUBLE DATE CHAMPAGNE COLOURED DIAL WITH DIAMONDS STEEL & YELLOW GOLD BRACELET 42MM
The diamonds on the dial are in keeping with the modern diamond theme for a 10 year wedding anniversary, so it is a perfect choice for a gentleman if you want to keep to tradition. Take a closer look here.
If you do want to keep the diamond theme, then we recommend this timepiece from the prestigious Tudor Glamour Double Date Collection. Tudor is a luxury brand that is renowned for their attention to detail, which can clearly be noted by their intricate designs.
Additionally there are so many variants of the Glamour Double Date, both with or without diamonds, it's worth browsing the full collection to find the best choice for your partner.
3 - MONT BLANC MEISTERSTÜCK SOLITAIRE MARTELÉ STERLING SILVER MIDSIZE BALLPOINT PEN
We have chosen this particular sterling silver piece, as the texture on the metal reminds us of tin, which of course is traditionally the element for the 10 year anniversary occasion. Take a closer look here.
Watches aren't the only gift option that Burrells has to offer, as we also have a fantastic range of Mont Blanc pens. The way the silver has been shaped on this model, really captures the light and is very attractive to the eye.
It's a different type of gift, but one that your partner can use every day and for years to come.
Remember, you don’t have to stick to the classic traditions! I’m sure that any gift that comes from the heart is sure to please, but hopefully, this list makes it easier for you to narrow down your options. Feel free to pop into any of our branches, and we’re always happy to help go through many more jewellery and watch pieces with you.
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