There are a number of gemstones to choose from if you’re wondering about 38 year wedding anniversary gift ideas for her. More often than not it is one particular gemstone that is given for an anniversary theme. This year there is a little bit more choice, as the gemstones are beryl and tourmaline. It’s possible you may not have heard of either, so we’re here to give you some background information. As well as offer some surprisingly effective 38th wedding anniversary gifts for her.
Buying wedding anniversary gifts for her doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. Your 40th wedding anniversary is coming up, but don’t let this year be overshadowed, because every anniversary deserves equal footing.
38th 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
Emerald and aquamarine are both types of beryl
Beryl gemstones have been a big favorite going back before biblical times, Beryl is a scientific name for a number of different gemstones. Green beryl is more commonly known as emerald, and blue beryl as aquamarine. There is also a red beryl gemstone, but the gems are often too small to be used in jewelry.
The name beryl comes from the Greek word, beryllos, which refers to the green-blue color of the sea. The stone can be shaped into stunning beads. Or faceted to be made into a ring, earrings, or pendant. And because beryl comes in so many different colors you’re sure to find one to match your wife’s taste.
It has also become very popular to collect gemstones for their healing qualities. It’s thought that beryl increases creativity and improves intelligence, and has been used for many years as a talisman for those with an artistic side.
The purest form of beryl is actually colorless, and it’s the impurities in it that result in green, blue, yellow, red, and white tints. The most common colors are pink, blue, yellow and red, and each have their own different name. We’ve already mentioned a couple of them. Let’s introduce you to the others:
- Yellow beryl – Golden beryl or Heliodor (the Latin word for sun)
- Pink beryl – Morganite
- Colorless beryl – Goshenite (named after a town in Massachusetts where it was first found
Beryl is found all over the world, and there are quarries in many American states, as well as Europe, Africa, and South America. The largest natural crystal ever found was made of beryl, and weighs in at a staggering 840,000 pounds.
Alternatively, you could choose tourmaline for your 38 year anniversary gift
Tourmaline is another option when you’re looking for a 38th wedding anniversary gift idea for her. The most common color is black, but it can also be found in a range of other colors, from colorless to bi- and tri-colored. An Egyptian legend states that the stone left the earth and travelled all the way to the sun, and on the way it soaked up all the colors of a rainbow. Its name derives from a Sinhalese word, turamali, which means stone of mixed colors.
For a 38th wedding anniversary gift for her, you might want to consider an item of jewelry that incorporates this impressive and elegant stone. The stone is usually used as a centerpiece, because of the unique variety of colors each stone carries, and looks stunning when used in a ring, earrings, bracelet, necklace, or brooch. It can also be made into collectible pieces of artwork, and will be a fitting tribute to your marriage. It is also used as a healing stone for the spiritually minded.
Another option is to give her the gift of a cabochon. Which involves shaping and polishing, rather than faceted through cutting. Rather than jewelry, you could buy your lovely lady wife a tourmaline paperweight, good luck charm, book ends, or other kind of knick-knack.
The largest cut tourmaline came from Paraiba, and weighs nearly 192 carats. It is owned by Billionaire Business Enterprises, and has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Now you’ve reached 38 years, you are going to find that many of the themes involve materials or gemstones that are perfect if you’re looking for an item of jewelry. But remember there is nothing that says you have to follow a theme.
Why not give your wife flowers for a 38th wedding anniversary gift?
Flowers are nearly always a great gift for females, but you might want to push the boat out a little further than picking up a bunch on the way home from work. Think about her favorite colors, and maybe she’s got a favorite flower. Or you might want to think about giving her a gold dipped rose. Roses have long been a favorite for lovers, as they symbolize passion and undying love. But a real flower will quickly lose all its beauty. Whereas one that has been carefully dipped in gold will last a lifetime.
We hope that you’ve found some inspiration here on this page. But if you’re still struggling to come up with ideas, find the time to read some of our other pages. Most of them mention particular themes, but why worry about matching a theme with a year? Pick an anniversary gift for her that will impress and amaze her. Your anniversary comes around as regular as clockwork, and it’s a time you can enjoy exchanging gifts with your other half. You also get to look back at all the good times, laugh about your misfortunes, and plan some exciting adventures for the future.