Anniversary gifts

Offering engraved stones as anniversary gifts has become very popular in recent years, since it is a very long lasting gift. You can affirm your love with a permanent message that is engraved in a stone or a rock. This idea evolved from petroglyphs, which are engravings in stone that are associated with prehistoric times. Petroglyphs are one of the earliest known forms of communication and forms of art.

Anniversary stones stem from wedding anniversary gifts that date back to the Holy Roman Empire. Husbands would crown their wives with a silver wreath at the 25th anniversary mark, and later a gold wreath at the 50th anniversary mark. The tradition has translated to modern terms, since a 25th anniversary is commonly called a silver anniversary for sporting events, marriages, how long a business has been operating and more. The same is true of making it 50 years and calling that anniversary a golden anniversary.

In fact, in America, a married couple will receive a greeting from the president once they make it to their golden anniversary. Along the way, you may want to collect anniversary stones. A great way to signify the length of your romance and strength of your relationship is to decorate a garden with anniversary stones. The cost of anniversary stones will vary with the supplier. Utilizing abrasive blasting is a common method of engraving cemetery monuments and markers. This method can also be used to create anniversary stones.

Of course, one spouse gifting the other with an anniversary stone is not the only time these stones are created. You may want to gift a couple you know that has been married for many years with anniversary stones of your creation. One creative idea is to use a type of stone or rock that has been colored after the birth stones of the couple in question. You can find out their birth stone colors based on the month in which they were born.

While it is not always possible to have aquamarine, amethyst, garnet or sapphire used for your anniversary stone gift, you can get the basic color included. Red, green, blue or other colors should be easy enough to include with your stone gift. Find out if the couple has a personal motto they used when they exchanged vows. Engraving those special words or vows into an anniversary stone gift is a great way to show the couple that you respect the length of the relationship.
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