Celebrating 45 Years with Sapphire Jewelry

Celebrating 45 Years with Sapphire Jewelry

Congratulations on your 45th wedding anniversary! We’d love to help you celebrate this incredible milestone by helping you find the perfect sapphire jewelry gift for your significant other.

As you approach half a century together, commemorate this moment with a gorgeous sapphire necklace or pair of sapphire earrings she’s sure to adore. As you prepare to mark this occasion filled with love and everlasting commitment, we’d like to make your anniversary gift-giving a memorable experience.

What Dictates the Anniversary Gifts by Year?

White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Link Shank Ring

There are anniversary gift lists dating back to the Victorian era that designate a specific material for each anniversary year, often with an increase in investment and significance as the years go on. By tradition, those first couple of years enjoy paper and cotton gifts, while 50th anniversaries get gold, and 60 years of marriage are rewarded with diamonds.

There are 2 popular lists:

  1. Traditional
  2. Modern

What Started the Traditional Anniversary Gift List?

The traditional anniversary gift list by year first flourished during the Victorian era. The giving of lavish presents became a symbol of congratulations for accomplishing yet another year of marriage. With each passing year, these traditional anniversary gifts grew, signifying the strengthening of the marriage.

Why Did the Anniversary Gift List Get a Modern Update?

Over time, a desire to modernize the anniversary gift list grew. Although it still followed much of the original traditions, the modernized updates to the traditional list expanded the options, offering more practicality to today’s wedded couples.  

The modern list offers meaningful gift suggestions that are better suited for couples.

With these updated gifts come an array of suggestions that open the door to more practical gift-giving, including:
  • Various gemstones
  • Colors
  • Materials 

What is the 45th Anniversary Gift?

White Gold Round Sapphire and Diamond Hoop Earrings

The blue sapphire is the designated 45th anniversary gift, found on both the traditional and modern gift lists. The stunning sapphire gemstone, also known as the September birthstone, makes for breathtaking sapphire jewelry gifts, including sapphire rings for any occasion. From captivating sapphire necklaces to sapphire earrings like hoops and halo studs, you'll find a spectacular selection of sapphire jewelry gifts your spouse will adore. 

What Do Sapphires Symbolize?

Sapphire jewelry holds an array of meanings for your 45th anniversary. While the sapphire has been known for its symbol of royalty, it offers other treasured meanings you can hold close to your heart.

Sapphires also represent:

  • Romance
  • Inner peace
  • Fidelity
  • Creativity
  • Protection
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Faithfulness
  • Sincerity
Round Sapphire Birthstone Pendant Necklace

The appeal of sapphire rings, necklaces, and other sapphire jewelry gifts spans across generations. The elegant gemstone offers timeless allure, whether worn as a sapphire necklace or dazzling bracelet upon her wrist.

What Makes Sapphires Blue?

The sapphire is part of the corundum family. The precious blue sapphire gemstone can vary in hue, from deep royal to powder blue. Trace amounts of titanium and iron are responsible for its blue hue. In fact, the name sapphire originates from the Latin word saphirus and the Greek word sapheiros, which both mean blue.  

What Other Sapphire Colors Are There?

While blue is the most well-known hue and the official color for your 45th wedding anniversary, these lovely stones come in many gorgeous colors. Sapphires that are not colorless or blue are known as fancy sapphires.

Fancy sapphire colors include:

  • Pink sapphires
  • Yellow sapphires
  • Teal sapphires
  • Green sapphires
  • Black sapphires
  • Orange sapphires
  • Peach sapphires
  • Purple sapphires

How to Select the Ideal Sapphire Jewelry Gift

John Hardy Hammered Silver Pendant Necklace with Black Sapphire

Whether you’re searching for the richest royal blue hues or soft, baby pink sapphires, there are no set rules to sapphire jewelry gift-giving. From a unique black sapphire necklace to a gorgeous pink sapphire ring, you can say happy anniversary to your spouse in any sapphire color you choose.   

As you search for the ideal anniversary sapphire earrings or statement sapphire ring, consider choosing a gift that’s as extraordinary as your 45 years together. As you recall the jewelry pieces she currently has in her jewelry collection, imagine what you might select to enhance her accessories.

What styles does she prefer to wear? Is she a woman of bold taste, or does she prefer a subtle splash of sparkle? From bold sapphire rings to diamond and sapphire necklaces, our anniversary experts would be honored to help you find the right sapphire jewelry gift to bring a smile to her face.

Popular Sapphire Jewelry Styles

Yellow Gold Rainbow Sapphire and Diamond Ring

While we’re quite sure she’ll love any dazzling sapphire gift you give her, we’d love to help you narrow down your options. From the traditional blue sapphire to multi-colored sapphire jewelry, she’ll be thrilled that you’ve expressed your love with a meaningful anniversary stone. With the four popular options that follow, you can’t go wrong.

1. Sapphire Rings and Anniversary Bands

We love a bold, blue sapphire ring that commands attention while perched on her finger, but if you prefer a sapphire anniversary band, we have quite the collection to make her eyes light up. Celebrating your 45 years together with any commemorative sapphire ring is sure to make this year’s celebration extra special.

2. Sapphire Necklaces Make Excellent Gifts

White Gold Pear Sapphire and Diamond Necklace

Place a dazzling diamond and blue sapphire necklace around her neck to honor your 45 years together. A royal blue hue and pear-shaped stones will set it apart from any gift you’ve ever given.

If she prefers a dainty, everyday pendant, may we suggest a sapphire necklace of delicate appeal? With a hint of expertly cut diamonds and sapphires to drape around her neckline, she’ll keep your anniversary gift close every day. 

3. Sapphire Earrings to Celebrate Your 45th Anniversary

If the love of your life has an array of sapphire jewelry, consider a pair of sapphire earrings to complement her collection. A woman can never have too many stud earrings or huggie hoops, and a pair of sapphire earrings may be the ideal anniversary gift.

Consider the versatility of sapphire earrings, offering delicate charm and a pop of color to her wardrobe. If you’re unsure of the style she’d prefer, our sapphire earring experts would be happy to help you select the best earrings to complement her face shape in her favorite hue.

4. Gift Sapphire Bracelets and Bangles

From free-flowing to ring-shaped, stacking sapphire bracelets and bangles is a timeless way to accessorize. With the option to combine sapphire colors and collect various designs, sapphire bracelets and bangles for your 45th are a wonderful way to celebrate your love.

White Gold Round Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

Our collection of sapphire jewelry ranges from pieces with everyday appeal to jewelry worthy of black-tie events. No matter where she chooses to show off her sapphires, she’s sure to be the envy of all.

As your 45th wedding anniversary approaches, we invite you to visit our sapphire jewelry experts. No matter what her unique style may be, we’ll help you select the ideal sapphire anniversary gift for your momentous celebration.