In ancient times trees played a spiritual role in every day life and were respected for their strength and endurance. Today trees are still considered to be symbols of strength and wisdom. We admire them for their ability to stand strong in stormy weather, to be pushed about with the force of the wind but rarely to snap. This makes wood the perfect material to inspire the celebration of a fifth wedding anniversary. By the fifth year of marriage, the married couple have developed a strong bond and grown deep roots like an old tree. They have formed a unique and special connection that's tough to break apart.
An alternative gift for this year is a clock. Clocks mark the passage of time, just like trees record the passing of years with rings in their trunks. Both clocks and trees are symbolic of time passing as the couple expects to grow stronger throughout the coming years.
The fifth wedding anniversary flower is a Daisy which represents the innocence and gentleness of a romantic future. The daisy can be found everywhere on earth except Antarctica and are edible to eat.
Sapphire is the gemstone for this anniversary year. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolise heaven while the everyday person thought the gemstone brought heavenly blessings. The most famous sapphire ring is one where Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Princess Diana Spencer.
We have a large range of sapphire earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets. You can view our latest collection of sapphire jewellery here on our website.