Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Traditional Anniversary Gifts

We've all heard of the traditional anniversary gifts, but we have to admit that the list hasn't kept up with the times! Here are some updated twists on the classic presents. As always, we're keeping it nature inspired and eco-friendly!


1st Year - Paper 

Gift boxes and paper materials by Beth Millner Jewelry

Every BMJ piece comes with complimentary gift wrapping in our signature paper bag! We go ahead and include a polishing pad, remove the prices, and make it pretty with tissue paper so you can skip the gift wrap struggle. 


4th Year - Flowers




Hummingbird Earrings handmade at Beth Millner Jewelry

Flowers are beautiful, but they fade quickly. Our floral jewelry will last a lifetime and remind your love of your early years each time they pull it out of the jewelry box. 


5th Year - Wood

Selection of Twig Rings with diamonds and sapphires by Beth Millner Jewelry


Our Twig Rings are designed to look like beautiful branches. They're wood that will last a lifetime! Check out all of our designs made with recycled sterling silver, and rose, yellow, and palladium white gold.


7th Year - Copper

Copper Agate Autumn Twig Ring by Beth Millner Jewelry


We offer a variety of copper pieces in a range of price points. Most of our pieces are made with Upper Peninsula Copper from the old White Pine Mine near Ontonagon, Michigan. These pieces can be a particularly special gift if you live in the UP of Michigan, or if you are from or met here. Another option is our Copper Agate Autumn Twig Ring. The copper replacement agate is sourced from the Keweenaw Peninsula, the only place in the world it can be found. 


19th Year - Brass

Sunset on Twelve Mile Beach Pictured Rocks Pendant Handmade by Beth Millner Jewelry

We used recycled brass in several of our mixed metal designs. We love incorporating brass into our mixed metal designs for a truly unique look that can coordinate with many different outfits or other jewelry.


25th Year - Silver

New Beginnings on the Shoreline pendants made with recycled sterling silver by Beth Millner Jewelry

Our silver jewelry is handmade with eco-friendly, recycled sterling silver. Each design is nature-inspired and captures the sentimentality of familiar landscapes. Check out our New Beginnings on the Shoreline Pendants - they're a perfect symbol of continuously growing together.

Most pieces can be engraved for your partner with a short phrase, the date of your marriage, or your names!


35th Year - Coral


Upper Peninsula Thomsonite from Beth Millner Jewelry


U.P. Thomsonite has a beautiful coral color, and, as the name suggests, it is native to the Upper Peninsula. Lake superior stones develop over the course of millions of years. And just like your relationship, they get more complex and beautiful with time. 




40th Year - Ruby

Twig ring by Beth Millner Jewelry featuring ethically sourced diamonds and Lake Superior agate

A ruby red Lake Superior Agate is a perfect way to celebrate 40 years. Agates symbolize balance - a reminder that you and your love balance one another. Plus, they had to survive a billion years of fire, ice, and erosion to find their way to you. Check out our collection of Lake Superior Agate jewelry here, and our Marquette Agates here


45th Year - Sapphire 

Sapphire and roses twig ring made with recycled silver and rose gold by Beth Millner Jewelry

Our signature Twig Designs are now available in Sapphire. They symbolize wisdom and faithfulness and are a perfect way to celebrate 45 years of love and commitment. 


50th Year - Gold

Diamond and Roses Twig Ring in yellow gold by Beth Millner Jewelry

We now offer several rings in our Twig Series in yellow, rose, and palladium white gold. We love our Diamond and Roses Twig Ring in traditional yellow gold. It's nature-inspired with a timeless twist. 


55th Year - Emerald 

Summer Twig Ring made with recycled sterling silver and Michigan greenstone by Beth Millner Jewelry

Michigan Greenstone is an ethical, local twist on this traditional gift. Recognized for their emerald green color and turtleback pattern, Greenstones are the state stone of Michigan. We have several designs that showcase this incredible stone, but we think our Greenstone Summer Twig Ring takes the cake. 


60th Year - Diamond

Rustic rose cut diamond and rose gold twig ring by Beth Millner Jewelry

Sixty years is an amazing achievement! If you've made it this far, then you deserve a stone that is as rare and beautiful as the two of you! Our diamonds are recycled, which ensures that they are eco-friendly and ethical. Our Enchanted Rose Rustic Diamond Twig Ring features a rustic, rose-cut stone for a nature-inspired twist on the classic solitaire design. 


We hope that this list will inspire you to find the perfect gift for your sweetheart.