Anniversaries are a can’t-miss opportunity to make your partner feel special — and nothing says “My love for you has only grown” quite like a stunning piece of anniversary jewelry! No matter which anniversary milestone you’re celebrating, the J.F. Kruse team would be delighted to help you choose the perfect gift to fit your style, budget and preferences.
Below you’ll find our favorite recommendations for anniversary gifts that go beyond the basics. Want even more personalized assistance? Reach out to our experienced staff and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Their left hand is happily accounted for, so why not add some sparkle to their right hand, too? A right-hand ring is a popular and elegant choice for an anniversary gift. There are no rules on how to wear a right-hand ring — unlike engagement and wedding rings, which are specific to the left ring finger — which opens up a world of possibilities in terms of style, stone, size, and more!
You can’t go wrong with a diamond right-hand ring, and our catalog boasts a wide variety of styles to suit every taste. From classic, slim bands encrusted with diamonds to modern mixed-metal pieces, you’re bound to recognize your beloved in one of our striking designs!
The J.F. Kruse Signature Collection also offers anniversary bands with channel-set diamonds and gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, and more. Choose the gemstone that matches your anniversary month, your sweetheart’s favorite color, or their favorite stone!
While right-hand rings were originally marketed to married women, this trend is absolutely gender-neutral! Anyone can wear a right-hand ring, and the J.F. Kruse team will gladly assist you in finding a style your spouse will love.
Anniversaries are all about the passage of time spent with the one you love, so it makes perfect sense to us that watches and timepieces are popular anniversary gifts! These days, watches come in a wide variety of styles, widths, colors and materials, so there is truly something for everyone among our selection of Bering and Watchcraft timepieces.
Anyone can appreciate the gift of a beautiful timepiece regardless of their career or hobbies, but it’s an especially thoughtful gesture to choose a piece with features that complement your spouse’s lifestyle. Consider a sporty model for the fitness enthusiast, vintage vibes for the dapper dresser, or something sparkly for those that love a touch of glamour.
Not sure what type or style of timepiece will suit your spouse? Stop by and chat with us! We’ll get to know your significant other through the person who knows them best — you! — and help you pick the perfect piece.
Ring Enhancements & Upgrades
Whether you’ve only been married a year or are celebrating a milestone anniversary of 10, 15 20 years or more, a ring enhancement is always an exciting gift to give and to receive! You may choose to add some extra sparkle to your partner’s wedding jewelry with a pavé band or wrap enhancement.
Alternatively, you and your spouse may decide it’s time for a whole new look! If that’s the case, we’re happy to help you select upgraded wedding jewelry from our vast collection of options. Men might consider a new wedding band in platinum or something with a bit of character, like laser-engraving or a diamond or gemstone accent. Women could level up their look with more bling or a more modern style, like a chunky band, a minimalist design, or something that plays with texture, movement and color.
Another great way to upgrade your wedding jewelry for an anniversary is to repurpose the diamonds or gemstones from your original wedding ring or set into a brand-new piece custom made for you. Learn more about our custom design services below!
For the ultimate in thoughtful, personal anniversary gifts, look no further than a custom piece designed exclusively for you. J.F. Kruse is proud to be the only jeweler in Central Minnesota that can design and make your custom jewelry piece in-house from start to finish. Even better, our custom design services are completely free — you pay only for the finished piece. Your piece of custom anniversary jewelry can take whatever form your spouse will like best, from earrings and necklaces to bracelets, rings and beyond. The sky is truly the limit at J.F. Kruse!
As mentioned above, some couples choose to have new pieces made from their existing jewelry. This is a lovely way to keep the significance of your original wedding jewelry at the forefront of your new design! Up to 50% of the metal in your custom piece may come from existing jewelry, and we’re happy to incorporate diamonds and gemstones from your original wedding jewelry into your design.
Of course, most of the custom jewelry we design and create is exactly that — 100% custom! We’ll craft a gorgeous new piece to your exact specifications using top-quality metals and stones. Our process includes the creation of a 3D wax model of your piece, so you can touch, feel and even try on your design before it is brought to life by our seasoned goldsmiths and jewelers. Whether you have a specific design in mind or come to us looking for a place to start, our expert, non-commissioned designers can help you create a beautiful custom anniversary gift that captures your unique love story.
Custom pieces take three to six weeks to complete, though the timeline may vary based on design changes and other factors. If you’re excited about the prospect of a custom-made piece for your anniversary, be sure to start the process early to ensure you have the finished piece on hand for your celebration!
Ready to Ring in Your Anniversary?
The experienced jewelers at J.F. Kruse are ready to help you find the best anniversary gift your spouse could dream of! Contact us today to get started, or stop by in-person at our flagship St. Cloud storefront. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!