23 years down the line now. That’s almost a quarter of a century as man and wife. If you’re considering letting the day pass without marking it in some way, think again. A 23rd wedding anniversary is just as special as any other anniversary year. None of them deserve to be forgotten, because each and every year is significant. Unfortunately, unlike many other anniversary years there isn’t a traditional theme you can use for inspiration. But there is a modern theme and it’s silver plate.
What is silver plate?
Plating is the name for a surface covering that has been created by depositing metal on a conductive surface. It has been a process that’s been used for years, and is vital for modern technology. Plating is used for decoration, to inhibit corrosion, to improve solderability, harden, reduce friction, improve wearability, and for many other purposes.
Silver plating has been used since the 18th century in order to provide cheaper versions of many household items that would normally have been made of solid silver. Examples include candlesticks, cutlery and various kinds of vessels. Buying your wife a gift that has been silver plated will be a run up for your silver wedding anniversary, that is on the cards in a couple of years time.
23rd 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 modern theme for a modern lady’s 23rd wedding anniversary gift
Silver plate is the modern day theme for a 23rd wedding anniversary gift. Silver plating is used for many different gifts, and there are even companies who will silver plate anything you send them. Silver is a stunning metal and looks absolutely gorgeous as a food serving plate, goblets, candlesticks, or a decanter. It’s really up to the preferences of your wife, as to the kind of gift you choose for her. It might be that a silver plated tea service is the order of the day, or she’d much prefer a silver-plated trinket box or ornament. How about we share a few more ideas:
- 23 blooms in a silver-plated vase
- Silver plated picture frame that contains photographs taken over the last 23 years
- Silver plated flask or cocktail shaker
- Silver plated keychains, personalized with an engraving
- Rose bloom dipped in silver
Say you love her with a sparkling gemstone for a 23rd wedding anniversary gift
The gemstone most commonly linked with a 23rd wedding anniversary is Imperial Topaz. Its color is yellow, pink, or pink-orange. Brazilian Imperial Topaz is more often a bright yellow to deep golden brown color, but can also be violet. These hues are more popular than brown or pale imperial topazes, which are often treated to make them a brighter yellow, gold, pink, or violet color. Care must be taken with jewelry that includes this stone as it can fade when exposed to sunlight for any length of time.
When the color is right this stunning gemstone looks fantastic in earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets. The regal color makes it look quite different from any other gemstone. Add this stone to an item of jewelry and she’ll feel like a queen every time she wears it.
Brighten up her day with a bouquet of anniversary blooms
Sad to say there isn’t a specific flower associated with a 23rd wedding anniversary. Many of the other anniversary years are linked with a certain bloom. For example, for a first anniversary the flower is a carnation, for a 10th anniversary the flower is a daffodil, and a 50th anniversary flower is a yellow rose. Instead, you get to buy her a bouquet of her favorite flowers. A large majority of women love to receive flowers and with any luck your wife is one too. Have them delivered to your home, or surprise her at the office and make her colleagues green with envy.
Is it vital to follow a theme or can you go with your own 23rd anniversary gift ideas for her?
There are far more important things to worry about than following a particular theme. Just because many people choose to use the traditional or modern theme for inspiration, doesn’t mean it’s the only way to go. On the contrary, in fact, as the choice of anniversary gift is completely up to you. The gift police aren’t going to lock you up if you choose to be alternative. You know your lovely lady wife better than anyone else, apart from possibly her own mother, and there is no one in a better position to know what kind of gift will raise a smile.
Buying gifts for women isn’t as hard as you might think. There are a few things to bear in mind when picking them a gift. Unlike men, the gift doesn’t need to be practical, as a gift that can be put on display and will invoke certain memories and feelings is often the best gift of all. A gift that will last longer than a few days is going to be an everlasting reminder of the day you vowed to spend the rest of your life together.
Trust in your instincts, and never settle for second best. Pick a gift and keep looking until you find it. Giving your partner a gift for your wedding anniversary is the right move to make. And by giving her one that has meaning and feeling she’ll know exactly how you feel. Not just about her, but all those years you’ve lived together and how the love you share has conquered all the obstacles life has thrown at you. So far anyway!