The giving of wedding anniversary gifts dates back many centuries. Over time, ideas of what is deemed symbolic and appropriate to celebrate with have changed. The Traditional list is the accepted list set forth by Emily Post, with the Modern list reflecting a more contemporary sensibility. The Anniversary Stones list evolved later as anniversary gifts gained popularity.
It can be very fun and challenging to come up with meaningful anniversary gifts that draw on more than one of these lists. For centuries, jewelry has been the most romantic way to express love and appreciation to your partner. Because estate jewelry is so unique and personal, it shows that care and thought was put into its selection. Try mixing things up, using one list to inspire another. Perhaps wrap a pair of pretty gold earrings in a beautiful handmade paper for a first anniversary, or present a sapphire ring in a wooden box for a fifth anniversary. The possibilities are endless!