What is an Anniversary Ring?
Anniversary Rings are gemstone set bands, given to celebrate a specific wedding anniversary. Anniversary rings are typically purchased ahead of the Anniversary of marriage in readiness to present on the day. For example, an individually crafted Anniversary ring takes around 4-5 weeks to create. In contrast, an off-the-shelf design takes no time provided it is available in the correct finger size.
What is the difference between an Anniversary ring and an Eternity ring?
Eternity rings (also known as infinity rings) feature an uninterrupted row of diamonds fully set around the ring. In contrast, Anniversary rings have a plain section of metal under the finger.
Half Eternity rings vs Anniversary Rings
Half Eternity rings and Anniversary rings look similar in appearance. In the UK, the term ‘Half Eternity Ring’ tends to be used. Diamond shapes, quantities and sizes vary from style to style. Furthermore, it is possible to vary the types of gemstone used in both ring styles.
What do Anniversary rings look like?
Anniversary rings and eternity rings look very similar. Classic styles feature rows of diamonds. Additionally, settings vary greatly. From channel settings and claw settings to vintage grain settings. In addition, width varies enormously from one design to another.
Precious metal choices vary but usually relate to matching jewellery. For example, a Platinum Anniversary ring will be chosen to compliment an existing Platinum engagement ring or wedding ring. As a result, the wear, color, and appearance will remain consistent.
In contrast, alternative ideas for Anniversary rings include gemstones relating to specific Anniversaries.
Alternating diamonds with coloured gemstones
There are many coloured gemstone choices. Consider mixing the Anniversary gemstone below with diamonds. Interestingly, diamonds offer durability, sparkle and a neutral white gem to alternate around the Anniversary band.
Anniversary Rings by Years
1st Anniversary – Gold
Many couples celebrate their First Anniversary with an exchange of Gold. Choose either White, Yellow or Rose Gold. In addition, we create bespoke Anniversary rings in 100% ethically sourced Fairtrade Gold.
2nd Anniversary – Garnet
3rd Anniversary – Pearl
4th Anniversary – Blue Topaz
5th Anniversary – Sapphire
6th Anniversary – Amethyst
7th Anniversary – Onyx
8th Anniversary – Tourmaline
9th Anniversary – Lapis Lazuli
10th Anniversary – Diamond
11th Anniversary – Turquoise
12th Anniversary – Jade
13th Anniversary – Citrine
14th Anniversary – Opal
15th Anniversary – Ruby
16th Anniversary – Peridot
17th Anniversary – Amethyst
18th Anniversary – Cat’s Eye
19th Anniversary – Aquamarine
20th Anniversary – Emerald
21st Anniversary – Iolite
22nd Anniversary – Spinel
23rd Anniversary – Sapphire
24th Anniversary – Sapphire
25th Anniversary – Sapphire
What finger and which hand do you wear an Anniversary ring on?
Choose an Anniversary ring for any finger that suits. Interestingly, there are no hard-and-fast rules for which finger to wear the Anniversary ring on. In contrast, Eternity rings are usually worn next to the engagement ring with the wedding ring sitting on the opposite side, closest to the hand.
Showing the Anniversary styled Waverly 5 stone bubble ring, worn on the right hand
Matching the Anniversary year with the number of diamonds
If you particularly want to purchase a diamond Anniversary ring, why not match the number of diamonds to the year of celebration? For example, the Cersei (main image) is a five stone diamond ring, perfect for celebrating a 5th Wedding Anniversary