Goldstone Heart Pendant

This lovely puff heart goldstone pendant has a beautiful silver leaf emblishment on it. Supplied on a Rope style sterling silver chain. Presented in a maroon Jewellery Case on matching Cushion.
Dimensions: Necklace: 18(46cm) Long, Pendant Stone(excl mount) 22mm wide by 22mm high by 10mm deep. Please Note

These items are natural products and variations in colour and pattern will occur.

14th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

14th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional theme of Ivory. The Contemporary or Modern Fourteenth anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The flowers associated with the 14th anniversary are Dahlia. The Gemstone list shows Moss Agate associated with the 14th Wedding Anniversary.

14th wedding anniversary gifts

50th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

50th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional gift theme of Gold, the Contemporary or Modern anniversary list shows 50th wedding anniversary gifts have a theme of Gold Jewellery. The flowers associated with the 50th anniversary are Violets. the Gemstone list shows no gem associated with the 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Golden Wedding

The reason why this wedding anniversary has Gold as it’s theme is because it is historically known as the Golden Wedding and is one of the oldest know traditional themes along with the 25th (Silver Wedding) Anniversary. If you’re interested in the history of wedding anniversaries please read our history pages.

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50th wedding anniversary gifts for Mum and Dad

50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for your Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary then we can help. The 50th Anniversary is also know as the Golden Wedding. This is because Gold are the associated theme for 50 years of marriage.

Obviously this theme makes it relativity easy to find a gift for your Mum. However it’s a bit more difficult for your Dad or when you are buying a joint present. Below are some of our ideas that are great 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your Mum and Dad. The ideas should enable both your parents to enjoy the gift.

For more ideas check out our 50th Anniversary Gifts page. If you want more details on the actual anniversary check out our 50th Anniversary page

The Golden Wedding, to give it the traditional name used, is gold both for the traditional and the modern gift theme lists and as gold has such a stunning look and can be used in many ways you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift. Although the traditional theme for your 50th year as a married couple is gold the modern day equivalent has a slight variation and suggests gold jewellery and what better way to impress your loved one with some stunning earrings, a ring, or even matching watches for each other.

Earliest recorded celebrations show the Husband presents his wife with a Gold Garland to wear. This was normally at a family celebration. Celebrating 50 years also maps into the biblical events of their second jubilee as each jubilee traditionally lasted 25 years.

Gold also replaces the gemstone gift theme. Thus you could take the opportunity to have a gold themed day. Spending time together with gold being used throughout the day. As you can eat gold leaf, you could have a nice meal with gold leaf making an appearance or you could simply be content with some beautiful gold jewellery such as updated wedding rings.

Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

Two silver metal lovehearts intertwined seamlessly

Themes for modern wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials that are associated with each specific marriage year. Each year may have different themes or materials associated with it. Here we are just referring to the Modern Anniversary List. Other popular lists include the the Traditional, Gemstone or Flower lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.

The Modern Anniversary Gifts List

modern text symbols for wedding anniversary gift list

The Modern wedding anniversary list was first launched in 1946 into the one shown below. What’s more some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list .

In short, it’s called the modern anniversary list because at the time it was first published it included modern gift ideas designed to encourage and promote sales of those items at a time of austerity.

If you select the anniversary year you are interested in below you’ll be taken to a page with details on the anniversary. What’s more if you select the material/theme link we’ll give you ideas for gifts relevant to that theme.

The Modern Anniversary gift list has a theme for every year up to the 50th anniversary. There after it’s only every fifth year up till the 75th Wedding Anniversary that has a theme.

Modern Wedding Anniversary Material List

YearModern Material
1st year anniversaryClocks
2nd year anniversaryChina
3rd year anniversaryCrystal or Glass
4th year anniversaryElectrical Appliances
5th year anniversarySilverware
6th year anniversaryWood
7th year anniversaryDesk Set
8th year anniversaryLinen or Lace
9th year anniversaryLeather
10th year anniversaryDiamond Jewellery
11th year anniversaryFashion Jewellery
12th year anniversaryPearls or Coloured Gems
13th year anniversaryTextiles or Furs
14th year anniversaryGold Jewellery
15th year anniversaryWatches
16th year anniversarySilver Holloware
17th year anniversaryFurniture
18th year anniversaryPorcelain
19th year anniversaryBronze
20th year anniversaryPlatinum
21st year anniversaryBrass or Nickel
22nd year anniversaryCopper
23rd year anniversarySilver Plate
24th year anniversaryMusical Instruments
25th year anniversarySilver
26th year anniversaryOriginal Pictures
27th year anniversarySculpture
28th year anniversaryOrchids
29th year anniversaryFurniture
30th year anniversaryDiamond Jewellery
31st year anniversaryTimepieces
32nd year anniversaryConveyances
33rd year anniversaryAmethyst
34th year anniversaryOpal
35th year anniversary Jade
36th year anniversaryBone China
37th year anniversaryAlabaster
38th year anniversaryBeryl
39th year anniversaryLace
40th year anniversary Ruby
41st year anniversaryLand
42nd year anniversaryImproved Real Estate
43rd year anniversaryTravel
44th year anniversaryGroceries
45th year anniversarySapphire
46th year anniversaryOriginal Poetry Tribute
47th year anniversaryBooks
48th year anniversaryOptical Goods
49th year anniversaryLuxuries, any kind
50th year anniversaryGold Jewellery
55th year anniversaryEmerald
60th year anniversaryDiamonds
70th year anniversaryPlatinum
75th year anniversaryDiamonds
Modern Wedding Anniversary Gift List

Gift List Variations

We’ve listed the most popular theme/material first in the list above. If there are other themes or materials it’s because we have found references to these in various influential publications. Certainly there is no one definitive list.

Important Modern anniversary gifts

The modern wedding anniversary gifts list are the same as the Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List on what are viewed to be the major anniversaries e.g 25th Anniversary is Silver, 40th Anniversary Is Ruby and the 50th Anniversary is Gold on both lists.

41st to 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

senior married couple smiling, cuddling and facing camera

These years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

41st Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.

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Wedding Anniversaries and the Celebs!

So, your anniversary is coming up, you want to do something nice, maybe throw a small party, go out for a romantic meal and if you’re feeling really recession-proof, perhaps go on a long romantic weekend away. Either way the chances are you’re not doing what you’re favourite celebrity couple are doing. So let’s tell you what they get up too when that time of year rolls around.

Renewing vows

Many celebrities decide to renew their wedding vows perhaps more regularly that the normal human being would. In fact, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon married 3 years and Heidi Klum and Seal married 6 years renewed their vows in 2011.

Renewing vows is a great idea to show continued commitment to one another on your anniversary, perhaps with friends and family gathering in a big gazebo at the end of your garden. However, Heidi Klum and Seal did it slightly differently, they used Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Florida estate, the theme was a masked ball and they waited until sunset to renew their vows. So far, they’ve renewed their vows every year since their wedding! We wait to see where they will renew them next year.

Expensive Gifts

Dependant on the balance on your bank account, you may choose to buy your other half an expensive gift for your anniversary, you know, perhaps some silver or gold jewellery for her or that new TV he’s been hinting at. But we don’t expect you to go all out like these celebrities. Nick Cannon, on his second wedding anniversary to Mariah Carey thoughtfully gave her a diamond encrusted pop ring complete with her name and wedding date on the top.

It’s not all Money

Victoria and David Beckham celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary with a simple trip to the beach. Well, if simple means having a constant army of paparazzi behind you. They decided to have a quiet day on a beach in Los Angeles with their kids.

Singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay-Z celebrated their first wedding anniversary by being as low-key as possible. They dressed is casual clothing and visited New York’s Pastis Restaurant. You’re probably thinking that this restaurant must be upper-class and very expensive, well no actually, It’s a standard American family restaurant.

How not to celebrate¦.

Katie Price, everybody’s favourite ex-glamour model filed for divorce from Alex Reid on her 1st Wedding Anniversary. We suggest that our readers should avoid doing this as a way of celebrating 😉

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Attending an Anniversary celebration and gift giving

Gold Jewellery Chains and necklaces as gift ideas
Gold Jewellery

Q. We are about to attend a 50th wedding anniversary. We are distant relatives. We realise the 50th is gold. We are wondering about a gift. Do we need to take one? Does it have to be gold?

A. Firstly, does the invitation give any clue, sometimes they say no gifts or similar, if not then within your family circle when similar events go on are gifts given?, is the event formal or informal?

These may help answer your question on whether they would be expected, etiquette experts are torn on this subject some will tell you that an invitation implies a gift should be presented unless explicitly stated whereas others state that an invitation does not mean a gift is required, this effectively is dependent upon your family and social circle and their expectations.

As it is the 50th and as you stated it is the Golden Wedding this does not mean the gift has to be Gold it is merely the symbol associated with the anniversary.

Many other gifts are available such as commemorative glasses, personalised gifts etc. These indicate the anniversary and are not gold. Mementos of the actually wedding are sometimes good or even a photographic history of their life since the marriage. My personal favourite especially for a major anniversary such as this is a bottle of fine wine or champagne bottled in the year they got married. Check our Golden Wedding gift section to see a range of gift ideas for any budget.

50th year Wedding Anniversary

Golden wedding 50 year wedding anniversary

Congratulations on knowing someone or actually for reaching the 50th year wedding anniversary, it’s really something to celebrate. Spending half a century married is very, very special and you should both make the most of this momentous day and buy each other some wonderful wedding anniversary gifts to commemorate the event. As with most of the wedding anniversary celebrations there are certain symbols, items, flowers and themes that are connected to the celebration and as the 50th wedding anniversary is so important, the theme of Gold is certainly fitting.

Your Golden Wedding, to give it the traditional name used, is gold both for the traditional and the modern gift theme lists and as gold has such a stunning look and can be used in many ways you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift for your spouse. Although the traditional theme for your 50th year as a married couple is gold the modern day equivalent has a slight variation and suggests gold jewellery and what better way to impress your loved one with some stunning earrings, a ring, or even matching watches for each other.

It’s obvious that the precious material that is associated with the 50th year wedding anniversary is gold but it also replaces the gemstones that are normally connected to the dates. This means that you can have a gold themed day and spend time together with gold being used throughout. As you can eat gold leaf, you could have a nice meal with gold leaf making an appearance or you could simply be content with some beautiful gold jewellery.

50th year wedding anniversary gift ideas

Whatever you buy that is gold as a 50th wedding anniversary gift you can be assured that your spouse will adore it and as we have a great range of wedding ideas and gifts to buy through our website you won’t have to spend too much time thinking about it. You might not opt for jewellery, as your spouse might collect coins and a gold coin for your 50th year together as a married couple would be perfect. There are literally thousands of ideas for wedding anniversary gifts that you could choose from.

As with other wedding anniversaries, there are flowers connected to the 50th year wedding anniversary and that means you can buy flowers online and have them delivered to your door. The flowers for the 50th wedding anniversary gift are usually violets, which are actually given as plants, but with their stunning colours and unique look, you can really impress your partner with a lovely array of violets.

As this date is so important to you both as it marks such a special occasion in your life and also celebrates so many years together you should really push the boat out and splash out on some fantastic golden gifts. Choose from our wonderful selection of products on our website and make the most of your special date together.

The 50th Year Wedding Anniversary Facts and Figures

  • Traditional Gift Theme: Gold
  • Modern Gift Theme: Gold
  • Gemstone Gift Theme: Gold
  • Appropriate Flower Theme: Violets
50th year wedding anniversary under the spotlight

On the 50th anniversary of your marriage you would have been

  • Married for 18,250 days or
  • 438,000 hours or
  • 26,280,000 minutes
  • which is over 1,576 million seconds!

During this time you would have

  • shared, on average, over 136,800 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 15 years, 8 months;

assuming you don’t work together

  • you’ve been apart for over 105,720 hours which is about 12 years, 1 month.

You would have by now

  • shared about 39,800 meals together which
  • equates to approximately 2 years, 8 months of continuous eating!

Research by a Think-Tank that promotes Marriages in the UK, the Marriage Foundation, has produced research that shows that couples who reach their Golden Wedding are 150 times less likely to get divorced than a newly married couple, which if you are celebrating your 50th Anniversary is great news [Ed. or is it pretty obvious!]

50th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 50th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Please see out 50th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 49th Anniversary Ideas 

Wedding anniversaries 41st – 50th year

senior married couple smiling, cuddling and facing cameraThese years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

41st Wedding anniversary

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary also known as the Sapphire Wedding

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary also known as the Golden Wedding

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.