It has become very popular over the years for anniversary gifts to follow a certain theme. Not everyone uses them, but many people find comfort in the fact there are some guidelines to follow. After all celebrating a wedding anniversary is a special occasion, even if it’s only been one year. And finding a different gift to give every year can be a case of scratching your head. There was a time in history when only the most significant anniversaries received any kind of special recognition, but more recently a list has been compiled that gives an anniversary theme for every year up to twenty five and for every fifth year thereafter.
The themes for a 21st wedding anniversary are brass and nickel. There isn’t a more traditional theme, as a 21st wedding anniversary wasn’t deemed worthy of one. Thankfully, the National Jewelers Association of America decided a more comprehensive list of themes was required, and a whole heap of themes were added to fill many of the gaps.
There is sadly not a specific flower that is linked with a 21st anniversary, but the gemstone is iolite.
Brass and nickel aren’t common or garden materials, so if you’d appreciate a little inspiration keep reading and we’ll share our top 21st anniversary gift ideas for her.
21st Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
A metallic symbol for her 21st anniversary gift
Items made from brass bring a certain country style to the home. Choices include wind chimes, accessories for the fireplace, cork screws, picture frames, or brass ornaments. Give her a bottle of her favorite wine with the corkscrew, and fill the picture frame with memorable moments, to add to the meaning of the gift.
There is also a wide selection of brass jewelry, with bracelets being a popular choice. These anniversary gifts are available in a wide range of styles, both modern and classic. They make a more affordable alternative to always buying gold.
Nickel has become a very popular material for gift items, and brushed nickel is a favorite. There are plenty of choices if you think your wife would appreciate a gift made from nickel, including keepsake and jewelry boxes.
A most unusual gift for her on your twenty first anniversary would be a Quaich. Normally made using wood, it can also be found in both brass and nickel. A quaich is also known as a loving cup, and is a special kind of shallow drinking cup or bowl with two handles. King James VI of Scotland gave Anne of Denmark a quaich, in 1589, as a wedding gift. It was traditional for couples to drink from this kind of cup to symbolize their union and make a promise to each other. You might not want to use it in a traditional way, but instead have it on display to become a talking point for many years to come.
Show how much you care with a 21st anniversary gift that sparkles with color
It is said that diamonds are a girls best friend, but there are many other gemstones to turn a lady’s head. For a 21st wedding anniversary gift the gem is iolite. Iolite is also known as a water sapphire or Vikings’ Compass, and was used by Vikings to navigate the high seas. By using thin slices of the gemstone they could determine their position in the sea, and safely navigate their way to new worlds they could try and conquer. This was all down to the polarizing properties of the stone, which meant they could look through a small slice and exactly determine the position of the sun.
A cut cube of iolite can look violet blue from one side, clear from another, and honey yellow from the top, which is why it became known as the water sapphire.
Gem quality iolite varies in color from sapphire blue to blue violet to yellowish gray to light blue, depending on the angle of the light. It is in fact often used to substitute for sapphire in order to save cost. However, it is much softer than sapphire, and found in abundance all across the globe, including America, Brazil, Burma, and Australia. The biggest ever iolite crystal found weight more than 24,000 carats. It was discovered in Wyoming, USA.
Iolite is considered by many to be a healing stone that can be balancing in general, but particularly when it involves male and female energy. It is said to add harmony to relationships, and help self-acceptance.
There are a number of affordable gift choices, including watches, beads, earrings, bracelets, rings, and other kinds of jewelry and ornaments.
Choosing an anniversary gift for her doesn’t mean you have to follow the crowd
We’d be the first to admit that having a number of themes for anniversary gifts comes in very handy. But the themes aren’t set in stone, and really the sky’s the limit. It’s all down to the preferences of your lovely lady wife, and the kind of gift that is sure to make her smile. She might be a traditional kind of gal, in which case jewelry and flowers are a common choice. But if you want to lift your gift higher give her the gift of a gold dipped rose, or jewelry crafted using miniature rose petals.
We hope your 21st anniversary gift will be a success, and if you’ve got some more ideas we’d love to hear them.