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A ring makes a great gift for a wedding anniversary, and it's a particularly memorable way of commemorating milestone anniversaries such as the 10th or 25th anniversary. Unlike engagement rings, there are few strict rules surrounding anniversary rings—you can give a ring to your spouse as a gift on any anniversary that you wish, and your spouse is not limited to wearing the ring on the ring finger or his or her left hand.
With so much freedom to choose the ring you want, how do you know which style to select? In general, the location where the ring will be worn heavily influences the style that you should choose. Below are four ways to wear an anniversary ring and how it influences which type of ring you should purchase as an anniversary gift.
1. Wear the Anniversary Ring Alongside the Engagement Ring or Wedding Band
If your spouse frequently wears his or her engagement ring, choosing a suitable anniversary ring can be challenging—you need to select one that doesn't clash with either the wedding band or the engagement ring.
You have two options: you can either choose a ring that matches the wedding band and engagement ring or choose a ring that perfectly contrasts them. Matching rings should be inset with diamond and should be made out of the same metal as the wedding band and engagement ring. Contrasting rings should be made out of a different metal and should be inset with a striking precious gemstone such as emerald or ruby.
2. Replace Your Engagement Ring
Some couples use their anniversaries as a reason to replace their engagement ring with a flashier, more expensive one. This may be a good option for you if your finances were tight when you got married—you now have the chance to give your spouse the engagement ring of his or her dreams that you were previously unable to afford.
If you decide to go this route for your anniversary ring, it's best to stay with traditional styles, such as choosing either a solitaire diamond or trinity diamond setting. This can limit your options compared to other methods of wearing an anniversary ring.
3. Replace Your Wedding Bands
A milestone anniversary is an excellent time for you and your spouse to renew your wedding vows, and replacing your current bands with anniversary bands is a great way to commemorate the occasion.
When you're replacing your wedding bands with anniversary bands, they can be of whatever style you and your spouse desire. For extra impact, have the anniversary bands engraved with a portion of your wedding vows that have personal significance to you, and then exchange your new anniversary bands during the vow renewal ceremony.
4. Wear the Anniversary Ring on the Right Hand
Finally, your spouse can simply choose to wear the anniversary ring on his or her right hand. This gives you the greatest amount of choice when selecting a ring—there's no need to match the new ring with your engagement ring or your wedding band.
The freedom of choice allows you to select a style of ring that's significant to your marriage—for example, you may wish to choose a ring inset with the birthstones of your children or the birthstone of your spouse.
Above all, keep in mind that the anniversary ring that you purchase should be high-quality. Not only is the ring an important anniversary gift but it will also be worn frequently—it needs to be durable enough to stand up to the scuffs and scratches it will experience from day-to-day wear.Share
22 July 2019