EMERALD - 55th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
(or Turquoise & Alexandrite Gemstone)
Like the emerald, any marriage that lasts fifty-five years is a rare find indeed. Partially because it requires a level of compatibility - in itself - hard to find, but also because it means both parties knew what they wanted early in life and never changed their minds. Now that is as rare as emeralds.
Like the emerald, which has it’s share of `inclusions’ or imperfections, such relationships have their share of challenges such as parenthood, career and ultimately infirmity, we see past the `inclusions’ and see the beauty within. It’s easy to see its suitability as a 55th wedding anniversary gift idea, don’t you think?
A traditional 55th wedding anniversary present for a woman would typically be emerald jewelry including earrings or necklace or possibly an emerald ring. For men, emerald necklaces might create too much of a stir (okay I’m joking!) though cufflinks or tie-pins would be a wonderful 55th anniversary gift idea.
The modern symbol for 55th anniversary gifts are turquoise. Turquoise got it's name from the French who imported it from central Asia, via the Ottoman Empire. It is mainly found in arid areas and it explains why turquoise is used in a lot of Native American jewelry.
It is ironic that it's beautifull blue-green colour is often associated with the sea, when you consider it's desert origins. It is a reasonably rare stone though not when compared to emerald. The cost of genuine turquoise relative to that of emeralds, makes it a much more affordable gift.
Modern & Traditional 55th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Here are a few suggestions for your 55th anniversary gifts.
Traditional - 55th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Emerald)
- Emerald ring.
- Emerald studded earrings.
- Cufflinks with Emerald gemstone.
- Emerald tie slide.
- Dark green glass bowl.
- Dark green tie.
- Dark green clothing.
Modern - 55th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Turquoise)
- Turquoise beaded bracelet.
- Turquoise coloured leather handbag.
- Artisan turquoise belt.
- Turquoise carving or statuette.
- Sterling silver neckace with Turquoise pendant.
- Turquoise emblished trinket box.
- Sterling silver and turquoise belt buckle.
- Turquoise cufflinks
- Turquoise tie tack
- Native American jewelry.
Alternative - 55th Anniversary Gift Ideas (Alexandrite)
- Alexandrite gemstone mens dress ring.
- Alexandrite gemstone earrings & pendant.
- Alexandrite womens ring.