Diamond 10th Anniversary Gift: Origins and Popular Gifts

A wedding is a big deal, its an important accomplishment signifying the culmination of a couple's love and devotion in this milestone event. However, weddings have also been plagued with the ups and downs, trials and tribulation of all relationships, therefore each anniversary is special and is to be celebrated and commemorated. Couples take the time to find that special gift that says more than words ever could. This is not so difficult a task in the beginning, but with each new year of marriage, birthdays and other special occasions, the anniversary gift ideas become much more difficult.

Anniversary Gift Origin

The idea of giving a gift to commemorate wedding anniversaries has been around for a very long time, in fact from medieval times, with traditional gifts of silver and gold given by husbands to their wives to mark and of course honor their 25th and 50th anniversaries respectively. Even these husbands were probably at a loss as to what anniversary gift to bestow in between. Luckily in the 1920’s a writer named Emily Post weighed in on this dilemma with her 1922 book “Etiquette”. This was a good start, she addressed the first anniversary, the 5th anniversary and every five years thereafter up to the 25th wedding anniversary.

The American National Retail Jeweler did the rest in 1937 adding options for year one to fourteen as well as a guide for every five years up to the 50th anniversary. This list has come to be known as the traditional list. A contemporary list was created with modern ideas and options, including anniversaries one to thirty and every five years up to the 75th wedding anniversary.

Why is the Diamond the traditional 10th Anniversary Gift

The traditional gift for the ten year anniversary is aluminum or tin, not very memorable or glamorous for a ten year milestone, although there are some nice gift options available. The contemporary 10th anniversary gift option is the diamond. The diamond’s clarity, beauty, strength and durability, is a timeless symbol of bright burning passion, togetherness and eternal love. Just like 10 years is a milestone, diamond jewelry is also a memorable and special piece of jewelry.

What type of jewelry will she like

Diamonds can be intimidating and you may not be sure where to start. Diamonds are valued by their carat weight, clarity and color. Prices will vary according to those guidelines so you can choose the best gift option for her. The cost of these popular 10th anniversary diamond gifts will vary not only based on price, but also based on the setting. You may choose red, yellow or white gold settings as well as platinum, which is the most expensive and durable option.



Popular types of diamond jewelry gifts

Diamond Earrings Earrings are always a safe choice if you are unsure of the gift to give, make sure her ears are pierced. Always err on the side of caution, smaller tasteful, timeless designs can be a suitable diamond anniversary gift for women of all ages. Studs and drops are great options.

Diamond Pendants If she already has a favorite chain you can add a diamond pendant this 10th anniversary to give her new options for wearing a favorite gift or a new diamond pendant and chain to grace her neck. Diamond pendants come in many shapes and sizes, so finding the perfect fit for her should not be a problem.

Diamond Necklaces A diamond necklace says it all. A diamond is forever and so is our love. The designs can be simple or flashy. You can choose the carat and setting to suit your taste and budget.

Diamond Rings A diamond ring is a great way to show individuality and style, because there are so many options, diamonds can be as large as your heart and budget desires. There are so many different settings and style to choose from to highlight your perfect diamond. Diamond rings can be an upgrade on your original diamond engagement ring or can be a diamond band that is added to your wedding and engagement ring set.


Popular 10th Anniversary Diamond Gifts

Round Diamond Stud Earring

Round Diamond Stud Earring

Round Diamond Stud Earring is classic styling that never goes out of style. This is a safe bet for any woman, regardless of age or personality. It features a round cut diamond in the classical four prong setting.

Diamond Infinity Pendant

Diamond Infinity Pendant

Diamond Infinity Pendant with 27 sparkling stones with no beginning and no end in a pave setting of your choice says I will love you forever.

Shining Diamond Heart Pendant

Shining Diamond Heart Pendant

Light hits the six dazzling round diamonds set in a heart shape surround from every angle and with every move she makes, in a contemporary setting for the modern girl.

Diamond Heart Key Pendant

Diamond Heart Key Pendant

Diamonds shaped in a key design say, I give you the key to my heart now and forever and you hold the key to my life.

Diamond Three Stone Cluster Pendant

Diamond Three Stone Cluster Pendant

Three diamond stones in a cluster, the perfect gift alone or combined with a pair of diamond earrings. This gift is a great symbol of your past, present and future together.

Diamond Twist Two Stone Ring

Diamond Twist Two Stone Ring

This ring features a twisted design with two rows of glittering diamonds and with not one, but two beautiful diamonds in a contemporary ring design, for the modern woman. This ring is a representation of the two of you.

Round Diamond Halo Pendant

Round Diamond Halo Pendant

A single round cut diamond encircled by an array of 17 dazzling smaller diamonds is a simple touch fit for the young or just young at heart.

Pave Diamond Women's Wedding Band

Pave Diamond Women's Wedding Band

Pave Diamond Women's Wedding Band features a glittering array of 19 diamonds encased in a pave setting. A perfect fit for her right hand or left and and gorgeous to grace any ocassion.

Diamonds by the Yard Necklace

Diamonds by the Yard Necklace

Diamonds by the Yard Necklace features nine diamonds on a delicate rope chain, the perfect touch to complete any outfit. Suitable for women of all ages and can be worn day time or night time, this necklace will easily become her new best friend.

Rope Diamond Eternity Band

Rope Diamond Eternity Band

Rope Diamond Eternity Band features an intricate design, criss cross style in a pave setting with 88 dazzling diamonds. Update an old engagement ring with this fabulous band, or just to give her new options when she's dressing up.

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