CHINA, PORCELAIN -
20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
(or Platinum & Emerald Gemstone)
Porcelain originated in China (hence the usage of the word `china’) and some of the most beautiful examples of antique porcelain originate from the Middle Kingdom. The delicate ritual of the tea ceremonies in China and Japan matched the ornate designs of these ancient tea sets. Which came first, the beautiful porcelain or the tea culture? They go hand in glove and it makes beautiful porcelain tea sets perfect 20th anniversary gifts.
If your beloved is an avid non-tea drinker, porcelain collectables are available in a variety of places from antique stores to car-boot sales and would make suitable 20th wedding anniversary gift ideas. As they say, one man’s trash is another’s treasure and there is a special joy to be had in discovering that impossible to find little porcelain collectible 20th anniversary gift. The more modern alternative to porcelain as a 20 year anniversary gift is platinum.
The Spanish first discovered the rare and therefore rather expensive metal platinum in the Americas in the sixteenth century, though its properties were as yet unknown. Its appeal other than it’s rarity and exclusivity is its imperviousness to corrosion and is therefore an increasingly popular choice for 20 year anniversary gifts.
As I mentioned, it is always advisable to think outside the square. For those busy, busy souls who have trouble finding the time to shop for presents, you can always get your spouse a platinum credit card and let them get their own 20th wedding anniversary presents or even book that slow boat to China.
Here a few more 20th anniversary gift ideas for your consideration.
Traditional - 20th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Porcelain, China)
- China tea set.
- Trip to China.
- Porcelain cup and saucer set.
- Fine China teapot set.
- Personalised drinking mug.
- Porcelain figurine.
- Ceramic vase.
- Artistic bowls and serving plates.
- Decorative antique plates.
- Collector's item; a porcelain doll.
- Antique Porcelain candelabras.
- Porcelain jewelry box
- Ceramic picture frame.
- Porcelain cameo brooch.
- Ceramic jewelry.
Modern - 20th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Platinum)
- Platinum credit card.
- Platinum jewelry.
- Engraved Platinum plaque.
- Platinum look silver hollowware.
- Cocktail shaker & tools set.
- Platinum tie tack with an emerald gemstone accent.
- Platinum necklace or chain.
- Platinum designer wrist watch.
- Platinum emerald studded earrings.
- Picture frame.
- Platinum album collection.
- BBQ tools.
- Platinum look sunglasses.
Alternative - 20th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Emerald)
- Emerald green jewelry box.
- Emerald gemstone gold ring.
- Green decorative glass decanters.
- Green porcelain tea pot.