The silver wedding anniversary is an important celebration for any couple, commemorating 25 years of blissful married life. The event should be remembered as a special occasion, and choosing an appropriate gift for the happy pair is essential. Whether you require a silver wedding anniversary present for your parents, your sibling, or a close friend, anniversary vases are an excellent choice to mark the happy day.
A wedding anniversary vase is a popular gift idea for anyone who has reached the milestone of their 25th wedding anniversary. As an anniversary gift should traditionally be an item for the couple’s home, a vase is the perfect choice as it is both practical and functional. The couple will also treasure this stylish gift for years to come, displaying it proudly in their home, whether in a cabinet, or on the mantelpiece of their living room.
The 25th wedding anniversary is known in the USA as the Silver Wedding and, as the name would suggest, usually the gifts given would follow the theme of silver. A gorgeous silver-dipped vase and rose with its elegant appeal is a particularly beautiful treasure to give to the couple who have reached a quarter century of married life together.
Silver Wedding Anniversary Gift Suggestions
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
Pink Rose Pendant
- created from pink miniature rose petals
- beautifully integrated 30 synthetic diamonds in leaf theme
- 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
- a genuine golf ball and tee both dipped in pure 24k gold
- a perfect complement to any golfer's display cabinet, trophy shelf, or mantel piece
- ideal for mounting on a trophy
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
A Brief History of Vases
It is interesting to note that the vase has long held an important place in history, fulfilling both practical and decorative roles for centuries. As long ago as three thousand years in the past, vases were being used in ancient Mesopotamia!
The Romans Manufactured Glass Vases
Roman vases were manufactured using extremely complex techniques developed over many decades. Using both crystal and glass, they were even able to complete sophisticated techniques such as enameling, gilding and staining to produce spectacular products. Roman citizens commonly used vases around their home as attractive adornments, and one such example, The Portland Vase, is well known worldwide as being an especially important example of Roman vase manufacturing skill, with its beautiful cameo figures and striking blue hue.
Pottery Vases Produced by the Ancient Greeks
Everyone knows that the ancient Greeks produced beautiful pottery vases, and fine examples can be discovered all around the world in museums and galleries. These ornate pieces were actually incredibly durable and were usually intended for everyday use in homes of the day, despite their intricate detailing.
The Greeks produced their vases using clay that had been shaped using a potters wheel and then finished by hand. Their craftsmen then used a potash based black paint to cover the vase and then added on extra details using paints in shades of brown, white and red. The images on the vases were often characters that would have been familiar to the people of the time from stories. They also often depicted their gods in human form, and used bold geometric patterns in their designs.
Ming Dynasty and Chinese Vases
Everyone has heard of Ming Dynasty vases and knows how important these treasures are to collectors of art and antiques. It has hardly surprising that these decorative items are so popular as they are incredibly beautiful and intricately painted.
Chinese vases were produced as long ago as 202 BC using sophisticated techniques in a variety of shapes and sizes from fine porcelain and were then painted with crisp colors and striking images.
Why Is a Wedding Anniversary Vase a Great Gift?
A silver wedding anniversary vase will be greatly appreciated by its recipients thanks to its beautiful decorative charm. A vase is an especially excellent choice as a gift because it holds not only an ornate, but also a practical function. Everyone needs vases in their home to hold blossoms, bouquets, and even to stand as a decoration by itself. A wedding anniversary vase will also remain in the family as an heirloom, creating a lasting memento of a unique event in the couple’s life.
The Different Styles of Wedding Anniversary Vase
If you are considering choosing a silver wedding anniversary vase for your relatives, you can choose from a huge range of styles and materials. Whether you opt for a classic crystal item or prefer the simple appeal of cut glass is up to you, or indeed should be influenced by the tastes of the couple you are choosing the gift for. You could always choose to personalize your chosen silver wedding anniversary vase with the couple’s names or initials as well as the anniversary date to give an extra special touch.
Both irises and roses are often associated with the silver wedding anniversary, and often one of these beautiful flowers can be engraved or imprinted on a clear glass vase. Alternatively, a pure silver or silver-dipped vase makes a brilliantly eye-catching and luxurious choice that is sure to impress the celebrating couple. These gorgeous ornaments can be used for holding flowers, or simply to adorn the mantelpiece or shelves of the home, reminding the recipients of the depth of the giver’s affection every time they are seen.
For a really luxurious and magnificent silver wedding anniversary gift, why not present the happy pair with a stylish silver-dipped vase together with a matching silver-dipped rose, crafted by hand from a real rose blossom. There is no better token of your esteem for your beloved family members that to give this unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.