Anniversary band for 1 year?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

And Older Bee

“Anniversary Bands” as they are called, became all the rage in the 1980s… when the Diamond People / Jewellers were looking for ways to make more money… in a timeframe when Gold was thru the roof, and interest rates were ridiculous (over 20% on loans, over 35% on Credit).

Many Couples, myself included, just didn’t have the money to buy much more than a band with a wee chip of a Diamond.

Jewellers needed to find a NEW way to get people in the store… they created the Anniversary Band concept so as to attract people who were more established and had money in the bank.

The first Anniversary Bands were Eternity Rings and 3 Stone Rings (Past Present & Future)… they were typically given for a Significant Milestone… 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th Anniversary etc.

With the success of this campaign, they next went after the Newlyweds trying to market them a 3rd Ring to match the opposite side of their Interlocking Set (see photo below) this trend still continues today.  The 3rd Band was most often given as a smaller Anniversary Present (1, 3, 5 etc) or for the Birth of a Baby

So to answer your Question… There is no RIGHT or WRONG in this regard any more.  Update for an Milestone Event or When you can afford to / want to.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kay1126:  I don’t know much about allergies but you said getting water trapped under the stones was a problem. How about something like the t&co bezet band (I think its called??) With the pretty bezel set diamonds? Btw love your plain platinum band!!

Post # 6
1317 posts
Bumble bee

Kay1126:  I know that this may be too late for you now but since you loved your channel-set band so much, have you considered getting one that does not have holes on the underside where the diamonds are. This would solve the trapped water issue. 

If your ones year had passed, I hope you found something suitable! 🙂

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