The silver wedding anniversary, commemorating a quarter of a century of married life, is the perfect opportunity to show your friends and loved ones how much they are cared for. This major milestone in the lives of a couple should be marked by a significant gift that is a little out of the ordinary in order to set the date apart as something truly special in their lives together.
Any anniversary gift should reveal heartfelt emotions and genuine appreciation for the celebrating couple, but on the 25th wedding anniversary, this is even more the case. In these times, spending a quarter of a century with the same partner is an achievement to be lauded, and what better way to do this than to offer stylish engraved wedding anniversary gifts?
Silver, the Precious Metal Representing 25 Years of Marriage
In American tradition, the 25th year of marriage is associated with the precious metal silver, and consequently, silver gifts are much sought after to celebrate this key event. Many companies now offer specialist silver wedding anniversary gifts fashioned from silver and engraved to personalize them for the happy couple.
Recommended Silver Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas
Silver-Dipped Natural Rose
- natural rose coated in pure silver
- presented in a navy-blue velvet & leather case
- with a certificate of authenticity
- express free delivery
Rose Heart Pendant
- decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
- real rose petals glazed and trimmed in 24 karat gold
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- dipped in 24k gold
- excellent durability while retaining the playability
- ideal for mounting and display purposes
24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
The History of Engraving
Engraving items has a long heritage, and has been practised for centuries. The process of incising an image or words onto a hard surface by forming grooves was first developed by humans around 530,000 years ago, and a patterned engraved shell from this period has been discovered in Indonesia to confirm this.
Early engravings took place on bones or ivory, but jewelry first began to be engraved in the 1st millennium BC and glass engravings began to emerge in the 1st century AD. By the Medieval period, goldsmiths were regularly using the technique to mark metalwork, and for a while engraving was used to produce pictures for pamphlets and posters.
Hand engraving is still practised today, however for the last 70 years or so, craftsmen have had access to machines that can help them to carry out the art in a less labor-intensive manner. Because engraving gives a unique and personal touch to an item, it is very popular when it comes to giftware, and engraved wedding gifts and anniversary gifts are extremely common today.
Engraved Silver Photograph Frames
A popular choice to celebrate silver wedding anniversaries, an engraved and personalized silver photograph frame makes a wonderful gift. Inscribed with the couple’s names and the date of the event, a beautiful picture of the happy couple can be placed in the frame for the ideal finishing touch. Some silver wedding photo frames have two spaces for images, one from the day of the couple’s wedding and another to show them as they are today.
Engraved Silver Vases Make a Perfect Gift
A vase is a traditional and yet still much appreciated wedding anniversary gift. This is because they have both a practical and a decorative function, and can adorn any home while still being useful. Whether to be displayed in its own right or to conveniently hold a bunch of flowers, an engraved vase is a wonderful reminder of this special day.
Although pure silver vases can be purchased that can be engraved with the couple’s names or initials, one of the most common choices is a clear glass vase, with its elegant and classic lines. The engraving of the couples’ names stands out beautifully against a clear glass surface and any kind of flowers look wonderful when presented in this type of vase.
One possibility is to present the couple with an engraved vase together with a stylish silver-dipped rose. With each blossom picked by hand and skilfully crafted in silver, this unique and handmade gift will truly complement the gift of an engraved vase. Capturing the essence of the 25th anniversary themes of roses and silver, this gift will take pride of place for decades to come and will be loved and treasured by the recipients.
Choose Engraved Glasses for a Silver Wedding Surprise
Engraved glassware is easy to find and is one of the top choices for silver anniversary presents. These lovingly crafted gifts can be used for any special event or family occasion, but can also be beautifully displayed at other times of the year. Whenever the celebrating pair drink from the engraved glass, they will be reminded of you and of your esteem for them. They will also find the happy memories of this day brought back to mind.
From engraved paperweights and acrylic blocks to mirrors and jewelry, there are countless options when it comes to selecting ornate engraved wedding anniversary gifts. Giving any present a personal touch, an engraved item will add a little something extra to any silver wedding occasion, and is sure to delight the recipients who will appreciate the thought that you have put into finding something completely tailored to them.