14th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Gold is suggested for a 14th anniversary by the modern anniversary gift list... » read gift background

Facets Necklace (18k Gold) - 14th Wedding Anniversary Gift

14th anniversary gift

Gold is suggested material for a 14th anniversary following the modern gift list. This original design is cast in 18k gold. Inspired by the many facets of life and love...

Melting Heart Necklace(18k Gold) - 14th Wedding Anniversary Gift

14th anniversary gift

This sensuous gold pendant was created with the sense of touch in mind... You can feel the subtle form with your fingertips.

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  • Color: Ivory
  • Flower: Dahlia
  • Gemstone: Opal

The traditional anniversary gift for a 14th Anniversary is Ivory. Always a fairly rare material, in more recent times it’s become even more so.

Originally from the tusks of elephants, it's been used in the creation of buttons, billiard balls, piano keys (" tickle the ivories ") and other creations because of its ability to be carved, its coloring, and its durability. Ivory is an uncommon material, that's created slowly and naturally. Further care has gone into design of the final form that it's carved into.

Because of poaching and reduced animal populations, ivory trading has been banned to varying degrees, over the past 20 years. In many cases, plastic has taken its place. But reused ivory is still an option. The word “ivory” has now taken on a meaning of a soft off-white color, as well. So perhaps a gift in an ivory color might be a clever take for a 14th wedding anniversary, as well.

Gold is suggested for a 14th anniversary by the modern anniversary gift list. A rare and precious material, with a cost that often matches. Gold leaf has been used over the ages in both art and special buidings. Gold has been a standard of monetary exchange over the centuries. Because of its high cost, it has been considered a sign of wealth, as well as of beauty.

More appropriate for a gift of course, is jewelry. Gold jewelry has been used to adorn the body for millennium. Gold is very malleable, making it ideal for crafting into jewelry. Alloys are frequently mixed in, to help make the gold slightly more durable, since pure gold is soft and easily scratched. The other positive effect of alloys is it can make the jewelry more affordable, since pure gold is quite expensive. Another outcome of mixing the gold with other metals, is that the gold can take on different shades, such as white gold or rose gold.

24 karat gold is pure gold. 14 karat gold is roughly 58% gold, and is quite common in the USA. 18 karat gold is a higher grade since it’s 75% gold, and is more common in Europe.