Your 5th year of marriage can be as much of a strain as it is a joy … somewhat like every other year of marriage, I guess! Most couples that have been married five years are in the thick of having children, and all of the stress, hormones and money hassles that come along with that can combine to make the both of you quite unlike the beautiful people that committed their lives to each other, 5 years ago! It is even more important to celebrate your anniversary at this time … remind each other of why you married in the first place, and all of the beautiful things that you know exist within each other. Those things may be deep within layers of work grime, nappy rash cream, baggy eyes, newly floppy skin and harrowing memories of babies arriving in hospital rooms … but they are still there! We help you celebrate them with some hand picked gifts for fifth year anniversaries.
The traditional gift for 5th year anniversaries is listed as silverware … and presumably by this, they mean cutlery. Knives, forks, spoons, etc. Although why anyone would think you could survive five years of marriage without sufficient cutlery is a mystery for the ages! Fortunately silver ware has a close cousin within the jewelry ranks … silver wear! You can check out the entire collection of our silver jewelry, for both men and women, at the silver jewelry pages. Either browse by the type of jewelry that you want to give as a gift (pendants, necklaces, bracelets etc), or just chuck it all in together and use the product search box at the top to refine your results and switch between products easily. You’ll find some beautiful silver jewelry for both men and women, including the men’s Hot Diamonds Matisse Ring at the beginning of the article. It has a gorgeous high gloss band set with three brilliant cut white diamonds, like the rest of the Hot Diamonds range of silver jewelry. The band is a decently sized 10.8mm wide, but has nicely rounded edges to make it infinitely comfortable.
Hot Diamonds is actually one of our main suppliers of silver jewelry, and they have a collection full of pieces that are simple, modern and sparkling with tiny diamonds. Just like the little gems that you hopefully still find within your marriage! They have quite a range of men’s jewelry, as well as women’s, and the extra heavy range are some of the highlights of the men’s collection. You can see the extra heavy necklace at right, with its chunky, masculine feel and modern attachment method – the catch looks quite a lot like a body piercing bar – great for younger guys. That bar has two genuine white diamonds in either end, for a bit of sparkle.
There is a matching ID bracelet available within the Hot Diamonds range, shown at right. The bracelet is 22cm long, and the brand’s signature tiny diamond sits right next to your engraved message (or his name), adding a bit of sparkle to whatever you want to say there! Just bear in mind that if it is ‘For My Snookypookums’, he is less likely to wear it out to the pub . And can you blame him?
There are plenty of options for women’s 5th year anniversary gifts also … don’t worry about that! Of course, Hot Diamonds is well represented in this area, and one of the more unusual pieces from their range (which is delightfully full of love heart and other such marriagey stuff!), is the melting love heart pendant shown at right. Surely her heart melted when she first laid eyes on you … or at least, when you got married! Tell her that yours melted back, and this is the proof … you’ll have a blissful marriage for at least the next two days . The silver pendant measures 2cm from top to bottom, quite dainty for a more detailed piece. It has three genuine white diamonds in the center – do you have three children yet? This could be an extra-meaningful gift. The sterling silver chain is part of the pendant’s price, and because shipping is free on this product also, what you see on the tag is what you get! Very satisfying.
Are you planning to be with your wife forever? You certainly said so at some point … and why not remind her of the security and safety that brings for her, with the infinity scroll cubic zirconia necklace by Pandora at right. Pandora is our other main supplier of sterling silver products, in all their shining glory, and this is a great example of the range’s sweet motifs and classical feel. The necklace is oxidized sterling silver, and the cubic zirconias at the front are white … quite a lot like diamonds, which are forever also! The necklace chain is a comfortable 45cm, which is still short enough to sit above most necklines, for the show-off factor which she’ll want to exploit! There are several pieces of matching jewelry, so if she loves this one to death, keep the ring, the earrings, and the bracelet charm in mind for her birthday and Christmas.
Pandora also recently began making silver earrings to go with their bracelet and necklace charms, and the range has been immensely popular. A great way to decide which pair of silver Pandora earrings to get is to look at your wife’s face. And no, you don’t need to ask here what earrings she would prefer right before you do so! You can figure this one out all by yourself and preserve the surprise . Earrings are a great highlight to eyes, and getting a pair with stones that match her eye color will help them go better with just about anything she wears … and she’ll get much more happiness out of them.
The topaz earrings at right are great for blue-eyed babes – the stones are not the pinpricks that can be found in other pieces (although that definitely has a stylistic purpose also), and the silver chain base is a free-swinging 3.7cm long. They have hook style fittings, for a lovely feeling of release from the tight bounds of posts and butterflies!
Green-eyed girls find a wonderful accent to their features with these green pearl and lime cubic zirconia earrings. The double-green makes for a strong statement, and the sweet snail shell design is very individual – it is not even repeated in many pieces within the Pandora range. There is a matching bead for these earrings, also featuring the individuality of green pearls on silver! They are extremely well priced, and have free shipping, like the rest of Pandora products.
Hazel eyed honeys will look beautiful with the champagne pearls and sparkling cubic zirconias of the earrings at right. Champagne colored pearls are a luxury that is only found within the Pandora range (the closest that others come is cream-apricot), and there is also some very stylish and individual matching jewelry for this piece. Once you have clicked on the product, you can scroll down to see it in the ‘We Also Recommend’ section.
And brown eyed beauties make up over two thirds of the world’s population – bring out their exotically gorgeous eyes with the smokey quartz and pearl earrings at right, on a silver bubble base if you are looking at fifth anniversary gifts. The silver version has lovely dainty genuine white diamonds in a 14ct gold base, while the rest of the piece is silver… but if you’re willing to let tradition go a bit more, the gold version is definitely recommended to help warm her features, and make a truly special gift.
In fact, it can be kind of hard to find a piece of silver jewelry that is not part of the very style-specific collections of Pandora or Hot Diamonds! We have managed to track a few down though, including the beautiful circles necklace at right. Most of the earring base is in silver, with a rose gold contrast circle, as well as a gorgeous diamond encrusted bottom circle. They include 36 diamonds altogether, with a combined weight of .29ct. They are also very well priced, given all of those gorgeous diamonds, and the fact that the rose gold circles are of the highest quality, 18ct gold.
Okay – so with the next product, you are cheating a little, if it is a fifth anniversary present … but when she sees it, she will hardly care! The gorgeous Citizen watch at right is part of the new Alexa collection, and while the band is actually silver tone stainless steel, rather than true silver, when she sees all of the gorgeous diamonds set around the outside she won’t mind . There are 28 of them, and each one is handset. The mother of pearl dial helps accent their sparkle, and as far as functionality goes, Citizen’s patented Eco-Drive technology is included. This means that batteries never have to be changed, while the date function means she can’t forget your next anniversary.
And a lucky last gift suggestion – Tatty Teddy has been a friend to Valentine’s card and anniversary card-buying men all over the world for some years now, and he is now a friend to anniversary gift buyers also! The Tatty Teddy heart bracelet shown is made of fifth-anniversary silver, and has a sweet, passionate synthetic ruby set in the center of the heart. It is easily long enough for adults, and can also be made to fit children by wrapping the fastener around. Although then it wouldn’t be a wedding anniversary gift … Tatty Teddy also has great prices!
You should have plenty of ideas buzzing around in your head for fifth anniversary gifts by now, and if you’d like to keep browsing for them, check out the handy collection of fifth anniversary gift ideas on site. Good luck, and a happy marriage to you!