Now that we are well into the second half of 2023, we thought it would be the perfect time to reflect on this year's best selling wood jewelry pieces for the 5th wedding anniversary. The traditional 5th wedding anniversary gift is associated with wood, as wood represents the strength and durability of a marriage as it grows and matures. The tradition of associating specific materials with each wedding anniversary, including wood for the 5th anniversary, has its origins in both historical and symbolic significance. At Liel and Lentz, we specialize in creating unique jewelry that combines wood, metal and stone in beautiful ways, which makes our jewelry pieces the perfect 5th anniversary gift!
Now, on to our best sellers of 2023:
1. Silver Heart Inlay
A beautifully unique combination of metal and wood make this our best selling and top rated necklace. The 5 silver inlay dots can represent 5 years of marriage, making this a perfect 5 year wedding anniversary gift
2. Gold Ring Inlay
This is a modern take on the traditional gift of wood for the "wooden anniversary". The contrast of the 14k gold colour with the rich hues of the Pau Ferro wood ring make for a really spectacular piece of jewelry. The wood is sanded silky smooth to the touch and finished with a natural oil.
3. Large Gold Bar Inlay
The large gold bar inlay is a classic L&L style and has been a beloved best seller for many years. A long rectangular wood bar is set in a gold metal bezel and inlaid with 5 golden dots. Each dot represents a year of marriage and makes for a beautiful 5th anniversary gift.
4. Large Golden Bar (with engraving)
A sleek and contemporary wood bar pendant with a timeless aesthetic that will last a lifetime.
5. 5 Crystals (silver)
5. Gold Mini Heart
A delicate wood heart set in a gold metal bezel. Perfect on its own or layered with other necklaces. A modern aesthetic with a subtle touch of symbolism. Lightweight and easy to wear everyday. A modern take on the traditional 5 year anniversary gift of wood. A personalized engraving is available for the wood portion of the heart pendant.
6. Silver Bar Inlay
A contemporary take on the traditional gift of wood for the 5 year anniversary: A rich hued Pau Ferro wood bar dangles from a .925 Silver chain and 5 silver dots are set into the wood seamlessly.
7. Gold Bar Bracelet
A rectangular wood bar is set in a gold bezel and soldered to a delicate cable chain . Wear on its own or layered as a stack. Looks beautiful either way. Engraving is available in the righthand corner of the wood bar.
8. Onyx Wood
Black Onyx stones are paired with a Pau Ferro wood bar and strung with black elastic wire. The juxtaposition of the wood grain and glossy Onyx stones make for a really beautiful men's bracelet. This also makes a great 5th anniversary gift - the "wooden anniversary". The wood bar can be personalized with a custom engraving of your choice to make it extra special.
9. Gold Bar Pendant
Our classic pendant style received an upgrade! In this new slimmed down version, a rich hued Pau Ferro wood bar is set in a gold metal casing and hangs from a fine cable link chain. Engraving on the wood is available to make it extra special.
10. Gold Round Stud
Beauty is in the simplicity of this classic design. The wood and metal are seamlessly integrated and the contrast of the two materials makes for a beautiful wood stud earring. The depth of the sphere gives the earring great presence, while still being super lightweight and comfortable for everyday wear.
The tradition of celebrating wedding anniversaries with meaningful gifts has deep historical roots, and the concept of associating specific materials with each year continues to be cherished today. The 5th wedding anniversary, symbolized by wood, represents the strength and resilience of a marriage.
When choosing a traditional 5th anniversary gift for your spouse, consider the significance of wood and how it represents your enduring love. Whether it's a custom wooden keepsake box, a handcrafted wooden jewelry piece, or a simple wooden picture frame, these gifts not only honor tradition but also serve as lasting reminders of the love and commitment you share.
As you celebrate your 5th anniversary, remember that it's not just about the gift itself but the sentiment and love behind it that truly matter. Here's to five years of love, laughter, and many more to come!