17th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
(or Furniture, Amethyst & Citrine Gemstone)
Most of us have been to shops selling crystals and seen rocks split in half with a veritable grotto of amethyst crystal inside. Relatively cheap but so beautiful that even those men who would be aghast at the thought of wearing amethyst jewelry, smile at the thought of their own little amethyst grotto (raw amethyst cave or geode) as a 17th anniversary gift. The colour of the crystals range from a pale lilac to the highest grade called a Deep Russian which is still considered a precious stone.
Citrine (also in demand for 17th anniversary gifts), is actually a type of naturally heated amethyst or smoky quartz) For naturally heated, think volcanic or high pressure. Today, most of the citrine like amethyst - comes from Brazil and is commercially heated. The stone ranges in colour from pale yellow to brown and is likewise suitable for jewelry and therefore 17th wedding anniversary gifts.
The modern gift alternative to amethyst and citrine is furniture. Sounds very practical to me. Certainly there are no shortage of suggestions ranging from bookshelves to lounge suites or antique tables and cabinets. The good thing about good antique furniture is that it is as much an investment as is a good spouse. (We also improve with age!) Of course, if you can find an antique amethyst bookshelf, you’d really have my attention. Just kidding.
Here are a few lovely examples of 17 year anniversary gifts in beautiful amethyst and citrine and the modern gift alternative, furniture.
Traditional - Ideas for 17th Anniversary Gifts (Amethyst, Citrine)
- Amethyst pendant.
- Raw amethyst cave or geode.
- Purple coloured dress.
- Gemstone bracelet.
- Purple coloured shoes.
- Polished amethyst stones.
- Citrine beaded necklace.
- Amethyst or citrine studded earrings.
- Amethyst cufflinks.
- Tie clip.
- Tie slide or Bar.
- Tie tack.
Modern - Ideas for 17th Anniversary Gifts (Furniture)
- Book Shelf.
- Dining table and chairs.
- Wooden artifacts.
- Wooden jewelry.
- Wood incense holder.
- Wooden sculpture.
- Wood kitchen chopping board.
- Knives set with wooden handle.