60th year Wedding Anniversary

60th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

60 years of marriage is a major achievement to be celebrated. Given the gravitas that rightly surrounds the 60th Anniversary the theme for this milestone is Diamonds. Therefore, you’ll also hear it called the Diamond Wedding.  This Wedding Anniversary does not have any Flowers associated with it.

With Diamonds being the world’s most prized gemstone it’s possible that a couple who have been married for six decades will also be highly valued within the family.

We see a lot of gift purchases for 60th wedding anniversaries especially when you consider how old both partners would have to be to be celebrating their Diamond Wedding

The 60th Anniversary is the first marriage year you can apply to receive a greeting card from Her Majesty the Queen that commemorates the event. You’ll need to apply at least 8 weeks in advance although we’d recommend 12 weeks to allow for the relevant checks to be carried out. Anyone from the UK or Commonwealth can apply and there is no cost involved. To apply please follow the instructions on the Royal website

There’s a saying for those who care celebrating the Diamond Wedding and that is “You must have married a right gem to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary”

Originally 60 years of marriage did not have the Diamond associated with the celebration. It was decided to celebrate Queen Victoria’s 60 years as monarch and it was designated as the Diamond Jubilee. This stuck and thus the sixtieth wedding anniversary became the Diamond Wedding Jubilee.

Lots of Folklore surround the Diamond gemstone. It is said that it can bind a relationship, bringing love and clarity into a partnership.

Furthermore it is said to enhance the love of a husband for his wife and is seen as a sign of commitment and fidelity which after 60 years I would have thought would be evident anyway!

This year, to be celebrating your 60th Anniversary, you would have wed in 1962.

60th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see our 60th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;