65th Anniversary Gifts

The 65th wedding anniversary is often known as the sapphire anniversary and the traditional gift for this anniversary is the blue sapphire or star sapphire. Sapphires are a precious stone that are typically blue coloured although do come in other colours. The blue sapphires are the correct stone for this wedding anniversary specifically and the colour for this wedding anniversary is sky blue. If you are planning on throwing any sort of party, sky blue would be a great choice for any dressing or decoration. Alternatively, if you can't afford to buy a blue sapphire piece of jewellery then a commemorative sky blue candle may be a far cheaper option.

Even more specifically, however, the correct stone for this wedding anniversary is the valuable blue star sapphire strictly speaking. A star sapphire is one on which a white, six pronged star is visible when a light-source is shined on it from above. This sought-after phenomenon is known as asterism and can be present in varying degrees in different stones having an important impact on the worth of the individual stone.

Sapphires typically come in three different shapes, round, oval and pear. They are often found in jewellery such as rings, necklaces and earrings. They can, however, be bought online as individual gems and this option may appeal to those who do not typically wear jewellery. They can also be incorporated in other forms of artwork such as statuettes but the price of these gifts will tend to go up the more inventive you are.

The symbolism of the sapphire is royal and they were traditionally used to signify wise leadership. As an example, the Crown of the Queen of England is studded with blue sapphires. This symbolism is perhaps appropriate for a wedding anniversary as significant as the 65th. Most couples celebrating this anniversary will be in their 80's and will have already received diamonds and gold. Perhaps this stone marks a time in life when people are no longer as concerned with typical markers of material wealth as they have by now gained more wisdom.

Couples in the United Kingdom who are celebrating this anniversary will also be entitled to a letter from the Queen and even if you already did this for your 50th anniversary it may be worthwhile to get a souvenir for this significant anniversary. For many people this will be the most significant anniversary of their lives and to commemorate it with a framed letter from the Queen will be good way of remembering it, as well as leaving a piece of family history to pass on to your children and grandchildren. The same is true with the President of the United States and the Governor of Australia.

Celebrating a 65th anniversary is generally a quiet affair as the couple are likely to be quite elderly. As such, it is important to make sure that you have consulted the couple before throwing any sort of party. Many people of this age will have health issues that make anything other than a very quiet celebration quite difficult. Most couples will simply want to celebrate with maybe a quiet meal with their family.