An anniversary is a special time of year; it’s the one day when the memories of dating and engagement and a wedding all come flooding back to the forefront. Getting your wife an anniversary ring, then, is a way of echoing the love and beauty that a husband and wife experienced on the day when they said their “I do’s”.
Because of that, there’s a special intimacy in repurposing a second wedding band into an anniversary band, and here at Medawar Jewelers, we have plenty of options to really wow the lady with whom you’ve chosen to spend your life.
Gold Anniversary Bands
The first anniversary is the perfect occasion for getting your wife a solid gold ring. There’s a reason that a period of good feelings and harmony is called the “honeymoon period,” and that’s because there’s nothing more golden than the first year of marriage. A solid gold ring, like a 14k rose gold European comfort fit band from Benchmark, is the ideal ladies’ wedding band that can be paired with a pre-existing wedding band for a beautiful contrast in color without stealing too much attention from the latter.
Pave Anniversary Bands
The pave style sets a treasure trove of smaller diamonds close together to create the appearance of a river of light. A pave wedding band is a dramatic choice for an anniversary ring, which means that if one has a selection in mind like a Verragio Couture collection band, where two tones of vintage-engraved gold are set with a flood of diamonds, one might want to pair it with a minimalist engagement ring to make the contrast pop—or put their new band on another finger to let it shine on its own.
Channel Anniversary Bands
When we talk about channel wedding bands, we’re getting into the territory of modern cool. The channel setting is both contemporary and surprising, so if one has a band in mind like a channel-set anniversary ring, it may pair best with a wedding band or engagement ring that’s extremely vintage. An Art Deco-inspired engagement ring would be gorgeous alongside its 21st-century sister piece.
Prong Anniversary Bands
One of the interesting features of a prong wedding band is that the prongs holding the stones in place are highly visible and become part of the art of the jewelry. We love the Danhov Eternita collection for this reason. A platinum band with emerald-cut diamonds like this one turns the entire band into a collection of airy prongs, which is sure to amaze. Prong-set stones jut out and draw attention, so we definitely advise putting a prong anniversary band on another finger next to bridal jewelry.
Eternity Anniversary Bands
An eternity of love is best symbolized by an eternal circle of glorious jewels. The unbroken beauty of an eternity wedding band translates well to an anniversary ring. For an added touch of symbolism to put next to your wedding band, we suggest the infinity symbols crafted into the 18k gold Kirk Kara Pirouetta collection bands. On top of that, the designer spares no expense in adding 0.58 carat of diamonds around the entire surface of this twisted band.
Diamond Anniversary Bands
A diamond band pairs comfortably with other pieces of bridal jewelry, thanks to the fact that a wife’s engagement ring and wedding band are likely to be diamond-studded already. But if one wants to try an experiment in modern style, a burnished solitaire diamond in a ring like one of the diamond wedding bands from CrownRing may be the right choice to do something radically different than one’s bridal jewelry.
For more information about any of the bands we’ve discussed today or the services we offer here at Medawar Jewelers, call us at 855-850-8015, or stop by any of our showrooms in Lansing, Okemos, Jackson, Portage, and Brighton, Michigan today!