27 years as man and wife may not seem all that significant. But did you realize that globally the rate of divorce is more than 50%? Which only goes to show how special your marriage still is. We think it safe to assume you’re already considering an anniversary gift for your partner. And you may well have hit a hurdle because you’re all out of ideas. Good news then that you found your way here, because we’ve dedicated this website to anniversary gifts for all occasions, and right here and now we’re concentrating our efforts on 27th wedding anniversary gifts for her.
The exchanging of gifts plays an important role in serious relationships, and it can be a great way of demonstrating the love you feel for another person. Over the years, it has become very popular to follow certain themes when it comes to anniversary gifts. There is a traditional list of themes to use as guidance, but there were a number of years that were left out. Which is why we were pleased to learn about the modern alternatives, especially when looking at 27 year anniversary gifts for her. The modern theme associated with a 27th wedding anniversary is sculptures.
27th 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
Modern themed ideas for a 27 year wedding anniversary gift for your wife
For the last 27 years, your marriage will have sculpted the way both you and your husband look at life, which make a sculpture a very meaningful 27th anniversary gift for her. And what do you envisage when thinking about sculpture? Possibly those enormous marble nudes that are often used as centerpieces for public fountains, or displayed in a museum. The truth is that the word sculpture has a far wider meaning.
Sculptures are one small branch of the visual arts that works in three dimensions. Historically, they have been made either by carving or modelling. And the materials would usually have been metal, ceramics, stone, or wood. The Modernism movement in the art world, has, however, led to complete freedom of processes and materials and nowadays sculptures can be cast, molded, carved, modelled, or assembled by welding. Which happily means that gift givers today have a great choice if they want to give their partner a modern-themed gift.
Different types of sculpture
Basically, there are two types of sculpture. Those in the round, also known as free-standing sculptures, such as statues, which aren’t attached to any other surface (except for the base). And relief sculptures which are partly attached to a background surface.
There is, however, another way to distinguish between different types of sculpture, and that is in the way they were made.
- Subtractive carving – This refers to the process that involves removing material from a block or lump, such as stone or wood.
- Modelling – This is a process that involves shaping or building up from the material.
Sculptors have used a very diverse range of materials throughout history. Classical materials have always been durable such as metal, stone and pottery. Bone, antler, and wood have also been used as cheaper alternatives but are less durable. Luxury sculptures have been made using precious materials, such as silver and gold, but art for wider consumption has usually involved more common and cheaper materials such as terracotta, ceramics, hardwoods, and cast metals like zinc, and pewter.
But the truth of the matter is that sculptures can be made from almost anything. Pablo Picasso made a very famous sculpture using parts from bicycles. Other sculptures have used machine parts, consumer packaging, stained glass, and tools to make some spectacular pieces of art.
If you’ve got a creative side, why not make your own sculpture? What an awesome 27th wedding anniversary gift for her that would be.
Think out of the box for a 27th wedding anniversary gift for her
If you like the idea of a sculpture for her 27 year wedding anniversary gift, but also want a gift that is extravagant, consider a vacation to a location that is known for its fabulous sculptures. Here are our top sculpture themed destinations:
- Copenhagen, Denmark – Here you’ll be able to marvel at the beauty of The Little Mermaid as she sits on a rock and overlooks the harbor. She is only 1.25 meters high, and has lost her head several times, but each time has been carefully restored.
- The island of Delos, Greece – The Terrace of Lions, now only 5 but originally a line of 9 to 12 marble lions, was dedicated to Apollo and built before 600 BC.
- Mount Nemrut, Turkey – It has become a popular tourist destination and crowds flock to view the bodyless heads that take on a beautiful orange hue when the sun rises. The statues were built in 62 BC, and included one of the king, two lions, two eagles, along with a number of Greek and Persian gods. Unfortunately the heads toppled off over time, and are now scattered throughout the area.
- Florence, Italy – Gaze at the masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, David. Housed in the Accademia Gallery in Florence this statue portrays King David from the bible, completely in the nude. There is also a replica of the statue in the Piazza della Signoria.
- Giza Plateau, Egypt – There aren’t many facts know about The Great Sphinx, but it is one of the largest and oldest statues in the world. Nobody knows who the model was for the face, when or who built it. And while you are there you can take a look at the Pyramids.
Hopefully we’ve whet your appetite and you’re primed with enough ideas to find the perfect 27th anniversary gift for her. If you’re still stuck for choices, take a look at some of our other pages. There are ideas to suit all kinds of taste, style, and budget.