Anniversary, Gift Ideas Posted by Gerard McCabe on 24/03/2024

Meeting your soulmate is a miracle. Standing by their side for 50 years, however, is a triumph!

As a jeweller, it’s not every day that we meet couples on the road to celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. When we do, it’s a celebration we can all enjoy for the success it bears and the love it conveys. 

Over the past five decades, you’ve walked side by side through the journey of life, and those memories are worth honouring. If champagne and streamers aren’t at the ready, they should be! That said, there’s probably not much you haven’t experienced together, or gifted one another. So, for half a century of marriage (that is, your Golden Anniversary), marking the occasion requires something truly showstopping. 

WHAT IS A golden wedding ANNIVERSARY?

A symbol of success and fortune in all its forms, it’s no surprise that gold is the symbolic material traditionally associated with 50 years of marriage. The two concepts go hand in hand, each requiring considerable effort to refine. Like gold, five decades of marriage is a precious and powerful wonder, hence its name: the Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

While there’s no requirement to plan an elaborate celebration for your Golden Anniversary, marking the occasion in a way that honours the past fifty years will underscore the milestone’s significance. For inspiration for your upcoming celebration, here are 6 easy ideas for planning the perfect anniversary, where you can reflect, reconnect, and revel in the golden glow of your longstanding bond.


When it comes to gold inspired gifting, the options are truly endless. So endless perhaps, it might seem impossible to know where to begin. Whether it’s for your spouse, or for your parent's 50th wedding anniversary, it’s hard to generate the perfect idea. With generations of experience as a fine-diamond, gemstone, and bridal jeweller, we certainly have our favourite anniversary gifts and tradition has yet to fail us!

1. Classic Gold Jewellery for Your Parents
Without embellishment, without sparkling gems, staple gold jewellery holds our jewellery boxes together. A gold timepiece, a classic chain; they elevate our wardrobes and exude effortless style. Whether they’re yellow, white, rose, or mixed-metal, classic gold designs from Gerard McCabe are always well appreciated for their durability and quality craftsmanship, making them the perfect gift for your parent's 50th anniversary.


Gold Jewellery for your Golden Anniversary | Gerard McCabe

2. Golden Eternity Rings for Your Partner
If any gift could signify the eternal devotion that drives 50 years of marriage, it’s always a gold eternity ring. The ultimate way to honour your partner, an eternity ring (or infinity ring) is a wearable token of your ongoing love story. Whether the eternity ring is given to renew your vows, or gifted over a romantic dinner, an 18ct gold eternity ring set with identically cut diamonds is the ultimate 50 year anniversary gift. 

Linea Oval Banner50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas | Gerard McCabe

Not sure where to start? Speak to our friendly experts in-store, or learn more about when to get an eternity ring, our extensive range, and what makes them so special here…

luxury 50th wedding anniversary gifts

Of course, it’s true that a Golden Anniversary is extraordinary and you may be interested in selecting a gift that rivals this monumental achievement. If we can recommend only a few of our most showstopping designs, here is all the inspiration you might need:

1. Rings of Love
Inspired by love as a force for transformation, our Amore rings feature coloured diamonds in elaborate settings, crafted in a variety of 18ct gold tones. Their impressive intricacy and sculptural design places them within our Remarkable Rocks collection, representing the very best in South Australian jewellery design. Take your pick and wear the love you share, strong and immovable, known only by the Golden Anniversary couple. 

(Various) Multiple Images (5) (1)Luxury Rings for 50th Wedding Anniversary | Gerard McCabe

2. A Pendant ‘That’s Amore’
Perhaps it’s a matter of wearing your heart on your chest? Our pink diamond Amore ring comes with a pendant sister that sings to the boundlessness of love. Featuring over 30 supporting diamonds, this pendant symbolises romantic embrace and the power it transports, in a design only true love can gift. 

The Amore PendantRomantic Gifts for 50 year Wedding Anniversary | Gerard McCabe

3. Birthstone Luxury 
Why not mark your 50th wedding anniversary with luxury that’s personalised? Our Remarkable Rocks collection features a curated array of birthstones worthy of any milestone gift, but are suited most toward tokens of love. From rubies and tanzanites to diamonds, opals, and sapphires, each design is a wearable piece of art from the mind of our in-house Design Director, and the hands of our master jewellers. 

Tanzanite Ring, Aeon Ruby Ring, Lorikeet RingLuxury Birthstone Anniversary Gift Ideas| Gerard McCabe

Can’t decide? The options don’t stop there! Browse our website to explore more ideas for your upcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary here…