TOPAZ - 16th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
(or Silver Holloware, Peridot & Aquamarine Gemstone)



Topaz is a traditional choice of 16th wedding anniversary gift ideas and has been known from Biblical times. The name itself most likely derives from the ancient Sanskrit word `tapas’ meaning fire, which is rather fitting considering it’s igneous origins. Often a clear quartz, topaz also comes in a myriad of colours because of the impurities in the stone.

Traditionally a yellow stone, it is easy to see how it earned it’s name. What makes it such a popular and attractive choice of 16th anniversary gift ideas, is that it really does come in virtually all the colours from burning yellow or red to blues and greens. Certainly as a little girl, the gaudy beauty of topaz held me fascinated and it is true that we `children of all ages’ find the beauty of these many coloured stones irresistable.

Consider also that most couples into their 16th year of marriage are usually in the full throes of child rearing and mortgage paying. It makes topaz a sensible choice because of it’s relatively low cost.

For a modern alternative to a 16th wedding anniversary gift – give hollowware such as silver coffee pots or teaspot sets with matching sugar bowl and creamer.


16th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Here are a few helpful suggestions for your choice 16th anniversary gifts. Either traditional topaz or the modern alternative – hollowware.


Year
Traditional
Modern
Jewels/Gemstones
Flowers
16th
Topaz
Silver Hollowware
Peridot, Aquamarine
Bouquet of Flowers

Traditional - 16th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Topaz)

  • Topaz pendant.
  • Swarovski crystal earrings.
  • Topaz beaded necklace.
  • Necklace and earrings set.
  • Aquamarine gemstone pendant.
  • Topaz cufflinks.
  • Topaz incrusted moneyclip.
  • 16 flower bouquet.
  • Peridot gemstone earrings.
  • Peridot gemstone bracelet.
  • Peridot gemstone cufflinks.
  • Light green shirt.
  • Peridot green silk tie.
  • 16 cystals peridot beaded necklace.

Modern - 16th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Silver Hollowware)

  • Silver serving tray.
  • Vintage heirloom hollowware.
  • Silver Pitcher.
  • Georg Jensen silver coffee or teapot set.
  • Silver serving dish.
  • Decorative serving bowl.
  • Silver creamer.
  • Silver compote pedestal bowl
  • Deep soup serving dish.
  • Vintage wine goblet.
  • Antique candleholder.
  • Silver sugar bowls.
  • Coffee pot.
  • Soup tureen.

Alternative- 16th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Peridot or Aquamarine)

  • Aquamarine gemstone pendant.
  • Peridot gemstone studded earrings.
  • Peridot green cufflinks.
  • Green jewelry box.
  • Green glass designer bowl.

 

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