While most people think of diamond and other rings within a relationship in the context of engagements and weddings, these are not the only purposes or uses people have for such rings. And while it’s certainly less common than those other formats, one theme that’s become more popular in recent years is the purchase of a ring for a significant other as part of an anniversary celebration.
At AAA Jewelers, we offer not only a huge range of engagement rings and other related options, but also numerous rings that are perfect for other occasions, including anniversaries. What are some concepts you should be thinking about if you’re looking to purchase an anniversary ring for a spouse or any significant other? Here’s a basic rundown.
Funny enough, the first question often asked in this realm is one that doesn’t really have a set answer. There’s no such thing as a template for an anniversary ring. It can feature any number of diamonds or other precious stones, and those stones can be set in any type of band. In short, it’s all about what you feel would best represent your relationship and show how much you care.
If you’re not sure where to start, though, a good place is to think about what kind of ring your significant other already wears on a daily basis. What type of band do they prefer? Is there a certain gemstone that’s special to them? You can use these as starting points and then build from there.
For example, if your wife or girlfriend prefers thin bands, you might want to consider a ring with a slender band and a single large diamond. Or, if your husband or boyfriend is a fan of yellow gold, you could opt for a ring with a yellow gold band and multiple small diamonds. The key is to start with what they already like and then add your own personal touch.
Of course, it’s not all about the ring itself. You can also look for ways to incorporate other sentimental elements, such as an inscription on the inside of the band. This could be something as simple as your wedding date or a special nickname.
You might also want to consider the overall style of the ring. For instance, if you met during college, you might want to look for a ring with a more vintage feel. Or, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more unique, you could opt for a ring with an unusual band or setting.
Once again, there’s really no set answer when it comes to how much you should spend on an anniversary ring. It ultimately depends on your budget and what you feel comfortable spending. However, it’s worth noting that rings with multiple stones or more intricate designs will generally cost more than simpler options.
Keep in mind, too, that the quality of the diamonds or other stones is also a major factor in the overall price. So, if you’re looking for a ring with a large diamond, you can expect to pay more than you would for a ring with smaller stones.
The good news is that AAA Jewelers offers a wide range of options at various price points, so you’re sure to find something that fits both your needs and your budget.
While your selection of a ring for an anniversary will largely be based on personal factors, there are a few common ring types that we’ve seen utilized for this purpose. Here are some of the most frequent:
Another theme that’s grown popular over recent years: Simply adding another stone to the existing ring your partner or spouse already wears. For example, you might take their engagement ring and add a diamond or sapphire to the band. Or, if they wear a plain band, you could add a single stone or an eternity band of diamonds.
This is a particularly popular choice among couples who are renewing their vows on a special anniversary. It’s seen as a way to update the ring without completely replacing it.
Now, if you’re thinking about going this route, there are a couple considerations to keep in mind:
For more on how to select anniversary rings for the partner in your life, or to learn about any of our diamond jewelry or other options, speak to the team at AAA Jewelers today.