A 40th wedding anniversary is surely something to celebrate, and perhaps the most traditional gift for 40 years of married life is the diamond. There is much symbolism attached to this brilliant red stone: it symbolizes love, commitment and lust, all strong qualities that make it so greatly worth the incredible milestone. The love that a couple shares makes their decades together exciting and unforgettable, as is their bond of trust and faith in each other. Diamonds truly are the only stone that can really sum up the passion of a lifetime, and even a simple diamond will be far more appreciated than anything else. That is why there is no doubt that diamonds make the perfect gift for your loved ones, whatever their ages!
However, while diamonds are indeed a wonderful symbol of wealth and love, they are not the only things that have special meaning when given during the 40th anniversary of a marriage. As the decade approaches its end, we have become more interested in unique ideas and unique gift ideas for every imaginable milestone in a relationship, including gifts for wedding anniversary presents. For instance, instead of just a conventional diamond ring, why not try something more unique by giving a ruby ring?
Ruby rings are ideal wedding anniversary gifts because they perfectly symbolize a loving and committed marriage. Just like the “I love you” engraved on the wedding band, the bride and groom's ruby ring speak eloquently of their undying love for each other. In fact, many couples opt to give these unique wedding rings during the reception or after the guests have departed, instead of the traditional diamond wedding band. Not only does the symbolic meaning carry extra meaning, but the cut, clarity and color of the stone, as well as the quality and number of carat used, has all been taken into consideration when choosing the perfect ring.
Another option when it comes to wedding anniversary gifts is a necklace with a unique, custom-made charm. When you buy a pre-wedding necklace, you often have the option to add a charm of your own to make the necklace even more personalized. This is especially important if the gift set is very special, such as a diamond pendant. Each diamond in the ring should have a customized charm, usually done in either gold or silver. This is a great option for a pre-wedding necklace gift set, which would be a perfect choice for the couple to remember their years together and strengthen their bond.
Another option in this collection of unique wedding and 40th anniversary gift sets is the simple yet elegant white gold bracelet. White gold bracelets are generally very expensive, but if you are looking for a more affordable alternative to a diamond pendant or a gemstone necklace, consider a simple yet stunning bracelet. Many popular designs feature rubies, sapphires, or other precious stones set into a simple band made from white gold. These beautiful bracelets will make a beautiful gift for any occasion.
One final option in these stunning 40th anniversary gifts is an assortment of rubies set in silver or platinum. Rubies are easily one of the most popular gemstones today, and many prefer to give rubies instead of diamonds. The attractive red and black stripes of the rubies look like flashes of lightning on silver or platinum, making this a stylish and unique choice for a birthday or anniversary gift set. Even a simple bracelet of small rubies, set in platinum or white gold band, will be stunning and unusual!