Today we have a guest blogger, Barry Kerwin, who is one of the founders of Loyes Diamonds. Their company is quite involved in the wedding industry–from engagement rings to today’s topic, anniversary gifts! Read on for an illustrated guide to anniversary gifts and some tips on how to maneuver their accompanying traditions…
When it comes to wedding anniversaries it can be difficult to know what symbol represents which anniversary. The exchange of wedding symbols goes back to medieval times when people celebrated twenty-five and fifty years of marriage.
Knowing which symbol, whether traditional or modern, can be helpful when thinking about what gift to get your other half. For the first wedding anniversary, the traditional wedding symbol is paper, which might cause some headaches, however a little creativity goes a long way! Opting to choose the modern wedding symbol for a first wedding anniversary i.e. a clock, might be an easier route to go down when gifting.
For a snapshot of wedding anniversary symbols, see the below infographic created by Loyes Diamonds or view their more detailed guide.
Barry Kerwin is the Founder of Loyes Diamonds, an Irish-owned company, along with Co-Founder Stacey Kerwin. The company has been in business since 2012, however the combined experience at Loyes Diamonds spans over a decade of working with other established Jewellers in Ireland and the UK. Both Founders have studied with the GIA in London which is the most respected body in the diamond industry.