Marking A Milestone
By: Amidon Jewelers
My wife and I will be celebrating our 27th anniversary this year. That may not seem like an important year – and if you consult one of those “which gift is for which year” anniversary charts you’d get the same impression – but for us, it’s pretty meaningful. We were 27 the year we met and got married, so this year marks the point in our lives where we have known each other longer than we haven’t. I wanted to celebrate that by finding the perfect gifts, and I settled on diamond anniversary bands. Diamond Anniversary Ring As you can imagine, a couple that meets and marries within a year probably doesn’t have a whole lot to spend on the wedding. We certainly did not have much of a budget when it came to bridal jewelry, and the bulk of what we did have went towards shopping for diamond engagement rings. My wife actually seemed a little more concerned with it than I was. She felt bad she was getting this beautiful engagement ring, but the wedding bands we were going to exchange were rather plain. I pointed out she wasn’t marrying somebody known for his flash anyway, but the truth is, as much as I would have liked something like diamond wedding bands, it was more important to save the money for our new life together. Of course, the other fly in the ointment back then was that diamond wedding bands were both pretty rare and rather expensive. Even if we found a pair that we really liked, there was no way we could have afforded them on the money we were making then. Flash forward 27 years, however, and it is a much different world. Now there are hundreds of diamond anniversary bands, all with different shapes, styles and sizes, not to mention a host of different precious metals to choose from. Just as importantly, my income has increased a fair amount as well.