Isn’t it totally amazing that a bit of grit sneaking into an oyster can be turned into a beautiful iridescent pearl? Concentric layers of calcium carbonate never looked so good! Of course, creating something this wonderful takes time – just like a good marriage. Well, what must be a pain in the bum for a mollusc is a godsend for present buyers. Pearl jewellery comes in all shapes and designs, not just simple spheres. Lily Gardner’s long graduated pearl earrings are a perfect example.
Any jewellery featuring pearls: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
Mother of pearl cuff links
A jacket with pearl buttons
Fountain pen with pearlised barrel
A pearl-handled revolver (for the US!)
Lily Gardner’s graduated pearl earrings
Lily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearls
Diamond? Yes, that’s maybe better known as the Traditional theme for a 60th wedding anniversary. But let’s be honest, you’ve got to start pretty young for that to be mathematically possible for many couples. And 30 years together is a good effort that should be recognised and celebrated. Diamonds have taken millions of years to become one of the hardest substances on the planet – and yet so pure and beautiful when cut.
There’s certainly no limit to the amount that can be spent on diamonds, but not all jewellery requires the wealth of a Croesus. Men are less easy to buy for – although a blingy earring is now pretty acceptable for chaps. Or get creative: graphite is chemically very close to diamond so a pencil set for the artistically minded could work.
All diamond jewellery (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings)
Cufflinks or men’s bracelet with a single stone
A trip to a baseball game
A holiday in Las Vegas (hearts, clubs, spades… diamonds)
Lily Gardner Diamond Sliced Necklace – subtle but gorgeous
Jewellery ideasAny jewellery featuring pearls or mother of pearl: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
If there's one flower that’s bursting with symbolism, it's the lily. Amiability, purity, love, femininity, devotion, unity and transience; it represents all of them. It’s also the name of a rather unique jewellery and accessories brand you may have heard of!
A bouquet or a pot of lilies or sweet peas
Presents with a flower theme that embraces lilies or sweet peas (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)