Twenty years of marriage – congratulations and admiration are due! It is harder than it seems, in this day and age, to stay so committed to working things out with another person, no matter how much you love each other. You both deserve a beautiful gift to celebrate … something a little better than the traditional gift of china, too! Who uses teacups anymore, anyway?! The modern gift for a twentieth anniversary is platinum – here we look at some very special gifts with a platinum edge.
Platinum is a metal used most often in rings, for its excellent wear resistance, and the fact that rings are the items of jewelry that stay with us for most of our lives… just like your wedding rings and engagement rings have managed to do! The men’s platinum ring at the beginning of the article is a combination of platinum and white gold in zebra stripes. Each individual section is cut by laser, and then joined together to form one solid ring. The light satin finish helps bring out the contrast between the tow metals – this is the ring’s main feature, after all! It has a comfort curve – in fact, it is so comfy he may even want to change it for his wedding ring! The 9mm wide band fits well on nearly all male hands, and while it is often bought as an engagement or wedding ring, we think a twentieth anniversary is equally special and deserving of a great gift like this!
There are also some beautiful ladies options the feature the twentieth anniversary modern gift, platinum. The princess and baguette cut diamond at right is one of them, and its beautiful richness and style sneak up on you! There are three princess cut diamonds and eight baguette cut diamonds in the ring, the princess cut ones with a combined weight of .17ct, and the baguette diamonds weighing .37ct – but that will be nothing compared to the wonderful reassuring heaviness of the ring! The platinum, heavier than gold, takes a day or two to get used to – but those that have true platinum rings say the feeling of security and sturdiness they provide is unmatched.
However, platinum is quite an expensive metal, and doesn’t provide much variety in jewelry other than in the wedding ring section! However, you can bring the spirit of platinum to your twentieth anniversary gift through most of the products in the Hot Diamonds and Georgini ranges, which are rhodium plated (a metal in the platinum family). Hot Diamonds has simple, unisex and very postmodern designs, while Georgini has definite star quality – for ladies! The Enigma pendant pictured at right is rhodium plated, a metal in the platinum family which is often found alongside platinum … and in pure form, is actually more expensive than it! It prevents tarnishing and increases shine, while still allowing the character of the silver through. The Enigma pendant will actually be a bit of an in-joke between you … if he is still an enigma to you after twenty years, you may as well laugh about it! If his every thought is as plain as day for you, it will be your little irony . The ball style chain, measuring 50cmis also included with the pendant.
But for something a little more colorful and individual, choose the colored square cufflinks from Hot Diamonds pictured at right – also rhodium plated. They feature two brilliant cut genuine white diamonds in opposing ends of the cufflinks, and enamel squares in maroon, grey, blue and black. They make a neat but subtle statement of individuality at the office! At 1.9cm, they are a lovely middling fit for all suits.
There are also plenty of stunning options within the Hot Diamonds range for women, including this sterling silver, rhodium plated Ebb and Flow necklace from the Pure collection of the Hot Diamonds range – a special limited edition selection of products of extra luxury and gorgeous design. Every link of the necklace is a little different – just like every year you have been together. In fact, there have probably been many areas of your common lives that have ebbed and flowed, and what a stylish way to celebrate coming through them! It is 50cm long, and weighs a luxuriant 51gms – probably due to all of that heavy platinum plating! There are six genuine white diamonds scattered throughout its gorgeous twists and curves.
The Swept Away necklace at right is a little simpler, a lot more budget friendly, and just as romantic! You have surely been swept away by each other at various times, and this sterling silver, rhodium plated, three-diamond pendant is a great way to celebrate that. The chain is included, so there is no hidden cost (not even shipping, as this product ships free!), and it is a sweetly slender silver number, 45cm long. The dainty 2.5cm pendant section is perfect for either day wear or evening wear … even bed-wear!
Georgini is our other main collection that utilizes rhodium, and there are some gorgeous party pieces available here. The crystal drop pendant is a lovely versatile gift for twentieth anniversaries, and also a lovely price! It features a 15mm crystal briolette, set below a cubic zirconia in white. So much sparkle! The chain is actually included with this pendant, so again there are no hidden costs, not even shipping! The chain is a lovely middling, comfortable 45cm long, and it is a deliciously smooth coiled style sterling silver piece. The chain has been rhodium plated as well as the pendant.
And as a neat, sweet and tiny gift that is a beautiful addition to a larger gift, the Georgini heart earrings at right are the perfect choice. They cost little more than loose change, yet have a beautiful dual heart design in the sterling silver. Pink cubic zirconias are a feature gem, looking remarkably similar to pink sapphires! The stones are a well-sized three mm across, and of course, all of the silver is rhodium plated.
There are some great starting points for you – as well as some handy hints for further searching – the Hot Diamonds and Georgini collection offer affordable options with choices for both men and women. There are also some great ideas in the 20th anniversary gift ideas section. If you need any help with either the products in these ranges, or navigating the site, just click the Live Help link to the right of every screen for instant assistance!