All You Need to Know about Choosing the Perfect Anniversary Ring

All You Need to Know about Choosing the Perfect Anniversary Ring

Anniversary rings not only make a sentimental gift, but they also look stunning on your finger. You'll find rings in a variety of styles, looks, and price ranges. We've created a guide to help you navigate everything you need to know about anniversary rings so that you can make an informed decision and choose the perfect ring for your loved one or yourself.

The Symbolism of Anniversary Rings

Anniversary rings symbolize everlasting love and commitment. The circular shape of the ring symbolizes the journey that you and your loved one are sharing together. Circles have no beginning or end, which is symbolic of the continuous love you have for one another. Consider getting an anniversary ring if you're looking for a fantastic way to celebrate a milestone.

Types of Anniversary Rings

Anniversary rings come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you'll find one that your loved one adores. Eternity bands have a continuous line of diamonds that go all the way around the ring or partway around the ring. You'll see rings with all sorts of gemstones. Diamonds are common, but you'll also see rings with diamonds and colored gemstones or only colored gemstones.

You'll also see three-stone rings and rings with larger prong-set diamonds. Look for symbolism within the ring that tie to your anniversary, such as a ring with ten diamonds to celebrate a 10-year anniversary.

Gemstone Options

If you're celebrating a special anniversary, consider including a colored gemstone representing a milestone one. Rubies are the 40th wedding anniversary; the stone symbolizes love, devotion, and passion. Sapphire represents the 45th anniversary and represents enduring love and commitment. You can even choose a colored gemstone for the anniversary ring based on your loved one's birthstone or maybe even both of your birthstones. When in doubt, you can always go diamond; it is a classic.

Metal Choices

The metal choice impacts the look of the ring and also its price and durability. Platinum and gold (yellow, white, and rose) are the most popular choices for anniversary rings. Gold is generally more affordable than platinum, but some prefer platinum because it's rare, hypoallergenic, and a heavier metal. The metal can match the engagement ring and wedding band or be different if you want to mix and match metals or wear the ring on a different hand. To see how the different metals look, it helps to see some examples of yellow, rose, white, platinum. You'll also have the option of 14K or 18K gold - 18K is more expensive than 14K and not as durable because it contains more pure gold.

Design and Style Considerations

You have plenty of anniversary ring designs to choose from, so consider your loved one's personal style and preferences as you browse for rings. If you're choosing a ring for yourself, shop around and see what styles you prefer. Consider their lifestyle as well as what types of jewelry they wear most often.

Always remember that you can create a custom ring or customize existing ring options by selecting the total carat weight and metal and adding a one-of-a-kind engraving. If you're giving this as a gift, a personalized engraving is an unforgettable added touch. Get in touch with experts at With Clarity for more details.

Ring Size and Customization

You'll need to know the ring size if you're gifting an anniversary ring as a surprise. Some rings are more complicated to resize, so it's best to know in advance. First, consider which finger and hand the ring will be worn on - some choose to stack anniversary rings with their engagement ring and wedding band.

If the anniversary ring is larger, it can be worn on a different ringer or even the ring finger on the right hand. If you've bought any rings for your loved one, see if you have receipts or records of the size or contact the jeweler. You can always casually bring it up in conversation, too. You just don't want to spoil the surprise.

Budgeting Tips

It helps to set a budget before shopping for rings because you can find them at various price points. Examine the quality of the rings and the diamonds to ensure you're getting what you're paying for, and you'll have a ring built to last a lifetime (and more). Keep in mind that you can always add additional stones or upgrade to larger stones to celebrate future anniversaries, too.

Caring for Anniversary Rings

Regular cleaning at home and periodic jewelry inspections can help your anniversary rings look as good as new. Cleaning removes any dirt that has accumulated in the setting and around the gemstones and will make your ring sparkle again. Professional inspections can help ensure your diamonds are secure and your prongs haven't worn down.

Ethical and Sustainable Options

More men and women are choosing ethically sourced and sustainable gemstones for anniversary rings. With Clarity prioritizes the environmental and ethical impacts of gemstones, so they offer a wide range of lab-made diamonds and gemstones if you'd like to go that route.


Anniversary rings look spectacular with sparkling diamonds, vivid gemstones, and various designs. They come in all sorts of designs, so you'll surely find a ring your loved one (or you) adore. If you're gifting an anniversary ring, determine your budget and look for rings that align with your loved one's style, including the metal, setting, and stones. You can easily create an anniversary ring of your loved one's dreams and add a personalized engraving to make the gift even more special.

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