A wedding anniversary is one of the most important dates and milestones in your life. It is one of those dates that, along with birthdays and holidays, gets permanently etched into your mental calendar. And every year, the pressure’s on to make each anniversary count in new and meaningful ways.
At Colucci’s, we like jewelry for these occasions, but we also recognize that there’s more to jewelry than just nice diamonds and well-crafted metal. There has to be real thought behind jewelry to make it a truly special gift. If you plan on gifting your spouse with jewelry on your next anniversary, you want it to be different than previous years. The trick is to add new meaning every year with your anniversary gifts.
Take Note of What She Already Has
One of the most important ways to ensure that a gift has meaning is to match the gift to the recipient. That means knowing what they like, and understanding their style. Ask yourself: when was the last time you really noticed what kind of jewelry your wife was wearing? Do you know what she has in the jewelry box, and what she might need? Do you remember what her favorite items are—and what her least favorite items are? Does she have an old piece of jewelry that’s in need of repair, and would she appreciate having it restored?
Having the answers to these questions is a sure way to make sure that you buy, at the least, an appropriate gift. But if you want to add a new layer of meaning to it, you’ll have to try to take note of the little hints she drops all year long.
Our recommendation: keep your own hidden journal to write down a thought when she expresses it. If she sees a commercial and says, “oh, those are lovely earrings,” then remember what they look like and write it down later. This added bit of thoughtfulness will help guide you when it’s time to pick out a new anniversary gift.
The quickest way to make jewelry a unique and thoughtful gift is simple: having it custom-made to match the recipient. A good jewelry can custom-create jewelry that blends seamless design with your spouse’s individual tastes.
This requires, of course, that you know your wife’s taste in jewelry. Do you? If not, now would be the time to find out. Check out what she has in the jewelry box. Notice any commonalities? Favorite gemstones? Favorite metals? Jot down a few notes and bring them with you when you head to the jeweler.
Finally, establish a relationship with your favorite jeweler. A good jeweler will be happy to provide you with custom feedback and suggestions—as long as you’re willing to express them. And if you don’t already have a jeweler, go ahead and contact us to find out how simple and easy it can be to take in your ideas, browse our wares, and discover a gift for this next anniversary that will be anything but routine.