You’ve made it! Wow! The best-known wedding anniversary there is. You’ve been going for gold for almost a lifetime and now you’re here. For this celebration you are totally entitled to go the full King Midas (funds permitting). Gold is not only a very precious metal, it’s also resistant to heat and chemicals, and usefully malleable. All attributes that reflect a wonderful and successful time together!
Solid, plated, coloured… gold is everywhere and for every budget. But you can also think laterally – décor, objets, travel…
There are so many themes that are applicable.
Gold jewellery for her
A vintage gold Cartier tank for her
A gold carriage clock
Gold Photo frames
A gold jewellery-making course
A sun holiday on the Gold Coast of Australia
A fantastic trip to Kyoto to see the Golden Pavilion
A collection of Solid Gold Hits from your time together (hint… Spandau Ballet!)
King Midas was kind when his old schoolmaster fell on hard times, and as a reward got to choose anything he wanted. Without thinking it through Midas asked that whatever he touched should turn into gold. He handled every rose in the rose garden, and all became gold. To celebrate he ordered the servants to set a feast on the table. But – d’oh! – even the food and drink turned to gold in his hands and Midas regretted his choice. (But pick the perfect gold gift and you won’t be sorry!)
Gold is rare and special so it should be treated with respect. See above for gift ideas!
50th Anniversary Modern Gifts are the same as for Traditional 50th gifts. See above
Any jewellery featuring gold or imperial topaz: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
The violet represents spiritual wisdom, faithfulness and humility – attributes that can often be seen in religious works of art (and long marriages).
A bouquet or a pot of violets or yellow roses
Presents with a flower theme that embraces violets or yellow roses (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)