Shopping for special occasions can be tricky. From those extra special wedding anniversaries to milestone birthdays of loved ones, you want to find the perfect gift to commemorate the occasion.
At Joshua James we thought we’d lend a hand. Whether you’re shopping for a wife, friend or family member, we’ve put together the ultimate jewellery gift buying guide, to make shopping for that all-important gift just that little bit easier.
Whether you’re celebrating a year since your big day or you’re ticking off your 50th year, a wedding anniversary is a cause for celebration. Celebrations, of course, mean gifts, and a wedding anniversary is no different.
Traditionally, you should stick to a specific material to signify the number of years you’ve been married. This begins with paper for year one, and runs all the way through to diamond if you’re celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary.
Traditional wedding anniversary gifts often call for jewellery — especially if you’re hitting a big milestone. 15th, 25th and 30th wedding anniversaries in particular are occasions where you should invest in a thoughtful jewellery piece.
If you hit the 15 year mark, gift giving calls for a little luxury. Crystal is the traditional material for a 15th wedding anniversary. Crystal was chosen to signify 15 years because of it’s clarity — the clear crystal is a reflection of how clearly the couple see each other at this point in the marriage.
Whether you choose some stunning crystal jewellery or a dazzling piece of crystal homeware, the Swarovski collection offers a number of beautiful options that will add an extra special edge to an already special day.
Of all the classic materials, few hold their value and beauty quite like silver. Silver was chosen as the traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary because of the similarities to a marriage — if you treat both well and take care of them regularly, they will continue to shine.
On a 25th wedding anniversary, splash out and treat your other half to some precious silver jewellery, or a classic silver watch. The Fiorelli and UNOde50 collections offer a stunning range of silver jewellery that are perfect for a big anniversary.
Pearls were chosen as the traditional gift for a 30th wedding anniversary because they symbolise hidden beauty brought out over time. A pearl is both precious and beautiful, yet is hidden inside a not so beautiful oyster. It is only when you look a little deeper that you discover the true beauty inside. 30 years into a marriage, you can still be discovering the true inner beauty that a person holds.
Treat your loved one to a precious piece of pearl jewellery from the Claudia Bradby collection to show them how much they mean to you after 30 years.
Celebrate your friendship with a stylish collection of Nomination friendship charms. Rose gold lovers are sure to fall head over heels with the Nomination Classic 9ct Rose Gold Knot of Friends Charm, while the Nomination Classic BFF Charm will add a fun and friendly touch to their charm bracelet.
If you’re still looking for the perfect birthday gift for someone special, birthstone jewellery is the ideal choice. A person's birthstone is personal and unique, so birthstone jewellery makes an incredibly thoughtful, fitting birthday gift. Discover more about birthstones with our handy guide, or begin exploring our full birthstone charms collection today.
Aside from anniversaries and birthdays, there are a number of further occasions that call for a special gift. From Christmas to Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduations to congratulations — you can never be too prepared on the gift giving front! To commemorate a special occasion, a watch is sure to go down a treat. Explore a stunning selection of watches for both ladies and gentlemen in the Joshua James collection to find the perfect gift for a loved one. For Christmas, Easter and other holidays, keep an eye on our full collection of charms. From festive trees and Santa hats to sweet Easter bunny and colourful Easter egg charms, you can discover a charm to fit anyone and any occasion at Joshua James.