45 years of marriage is quite the feat and we celebrate and applaud anyone who is shopping for a 45th wedding anniversary. With 50 years together on the horizon, you’re inching closer to half of century together, and that deserves a celebration. Just like many of the bigger milestones, the traditional and modern gift are the same and for 45 years that gift is sapphire.
Need some gift inspiration? Get creative with sapphire colored home decor items, especially if you’re shopping for a couple. If you’re shopping for your wife, sapphire jewelry is a great and easy option, and it’s not terribly expensive. If you do want to wow, keep in mind that sapphire and diamonds are often used together in jewelry designs. We’re confident that adding diamonds to any woman’s collection is something that would be encouraged.
We’ve rounded up our favorite 10 sapphire anniversary gifts below.
1. Waterford Lismore Diamond Sapphire Vase
While jewelry is an easy way to incorporate sapphire into a gift, it’s not always the best option, especially if you’re shopping for a couple or a man. This very special vase is absolutely stunning, featuring high quality sapphire crystal. This is one of the many pieces in Waterford’s Lismore Diamond Collection, which is characterized by intricate diamond cuts that reflect light for a gorgeous presentation. Fill this vase with the recipient’s favorite flowers for a thoughtful touch.
Price: $255 (14 percent off MSRP)
2. Melted Bombay Sapphire Gin Bottle Cheese Board
Gin lovers will recognize this unique take on a cheese platter immediately. Made from talented glassworkers, this Bombay Sapphire gin bottle has been melted flat into an awesome cheese plate. The cheese plate comes with a cheese spreader and four small rubber feet to protect your tabletop. The 1.75 liter bottle measures approximately 12 1/4″ x 7″ and is a great statement piece for entertaining. Don’t miss this roundup of the best cheese gift baskets and add your favorite to this awesome sapphire inspired gift.
3. Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds & Sapphires Perfume
If anyone knows that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, it’s Elizabeth Taylor. Her classic fragrance, White Diamonds, has been altered slightly to create this scent, a perfect gift for a 45th wedding anniversary. The scent comes packaged in a lovely sapphire blue box, great for easy wrapping and gift giving. The perfume has notes of galbanum, melon, freesia, lily-of-the-valley, peach, sandalwood, amber, musk, and vetiver.
4. Sterling Silver Blue Sapphire & Mother of Pearl Round Cufflinks
Sapphire jewelry is easy to find when it comes to women, but it’s a little hard to find appropriate sapphire jewelry for the guys. These high-end cufflinks are the perfect understated addition to any man’s formal wardrobe and are special enough for a 45th anniversary gift, featuring a sapphire stone at their center. The sterling silver cufflinks are also light weight and easy to wear, great for a sophisticated look that’s also comfortable.
Price: $195.99 (33 percent off MSRP)
5. GURHAN “Delicate Rain” 24k Sapphire Bead Hoop Earrings
These earrings dial up up the sapphire factor for a really gorgeous anniversary gift that will impress. GURHAN is known for their high-end, luxurious pieces of jewelry, especially those made with gold. These 24k gold earrings are definitely a show stopper, featuring natural sapphire stones that vary ever so slightly in tone and shape. Don’t miss some of GURHAN’s other sapphire pieces of jewelry, featuring both blue and white sapphires.
6. 14k Gold Women’s Diamond & Blue Sapphire Pendant Necklace
Available in yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold, this simple and elegant necklace is an alternative jewelry option that works great for a 45th wedding anniversary. Featuring both sapphires and diamonds, the small five-stones simply horizontally on the chain. Use the five stones for a sentimental representation of each member of the family, each child, or each decade you’ve known each other. Keep in mind that the picture has been enlarged to show the details of this necklace but the stones are actually quite small (around .25 carats).
7. 14K Gold Round Blue Sapphire & White Diamond Stackable Ring
Stackable rings are very popular and are an awesome choice for anniversaries. Basically, stackable rings are a collection of rings, very thin in width, that sit one on top of each other. Each represents a special milestone – birthdays, anniversaries, child births, etc. This one is designed with both sapphires and diamonds, but you can also find several options with only sapphire in the design. Order this ring in white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold in sizes 4-10, with many half sizes available.
Price: $169 – $289 depending on size
8. Bezel Sapphire Glass & Stainless Steel Watch
Watches are another awesome jewelry gift for men, and while there aren’t many watches actually made with sapphires, quite a few feature sapphire glass or sapphire faces, giving the watch a bright blue appearance. This highly rated watch has all the standard bells and whistles and is great for a guy with a traditional style. If stainless steel isn’t your husband’s style, you can find a beautiful leather watch complete with a gorgeous sapphire face here. If you’re shopping for a woman, don’t miss this sapphire watch, made with a coordinating blue mesh band.
9. Novus Tea Sapphire Earl Grey Tea
Thinking out of the box when it comes to anniversary gifts is sometimes the best way to go. While tea might seem underwhelming at first, you can pair it with a few other token items for a really lovely gift. This “sapphire” earl grey tea has bergamot and whole blue malva flowers mixed with traditional Earl Grey black tea – unusual flavors that a tea lover will appreciate, especially on the “sapphire” anniversary. Add this sapphire teapot to add something special to anyone’s teatime routine.
10. 14k Rose Gold, White Topaz & White Sapphire Pendant Necklace
When you think of a sapphire, the first color to come to mind is likely blue; however, sapphires also come in this clear crystal stone, closely resembling a much more valuable stone – diamonds. With sapphires being the modern and traditional gift for the 45th wedding anniversary, don’t feel like you’re stuck shopping for something blue. This gorgeous necklace features a 14k rose gold chain with a white topaz teardrop framed in bezel-set white sapphires. If this white sapphire piece isn’t for you, you can shop alternative options here.