Forty years of marriage signifies a couple’s remarkable commitment to their marriage. Celebrate your ruby anniversary with gifts to dazzle with brilliance and flash with red fire. Give a man a ruby anniversary gift, which reflects his integrity, his love and his life achievements. Myanmar, Burma, has long supplied some of the finest rubies and other precious gems. The Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 prohibits importing Burmese gems into the United States. Fortunately, you have a host of other desirable options for a man’s 40th wedding anniversary.
Red Crystal Ruby Anniversary Gifts
You do not have to invest a great deal of money in precious gemstones to honor a man’s ruby anniversary. Give your groom a gift resonating with the spirit, if not the letter, of the celebration. Order deep red crystal made into matching cuff links, tie clip and money clip. Wrap each gift separately with a single crystal stemmed red rose on each gift box. Give the man a silver vase in which to display the roses on a desk or dresser.
Garnet 40th Anniversary Gifts
Garnets serve as the modern option for ruby wedding anniversary gifts. Garnets can offer the depth and richness associated with rubies without their negative social implications. Make his gift striking and unusual. Give your groom a black panther figurine with garnet eyes. Compliment it by presenting him a travel itinerary to view the endangered Florida panther at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. This idea can be interpreted in your own way, by pairing a garnet-embedded figurine with a trip that reflects your husband's interests.
Red WIne Ruby Anniversary Gifts
A ruby anniversary is an occasion to toast one another, sipping good wine with lingering gazes into each other’s eyes. Give your man a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir with a silver corkscrew. Add two crystal balloon glasses. As you toast your successful marriage, show him two tickets to the California wine country. Book a room at a bed and breakfast in the Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma or Carneros wine region.
Alyson Paige has a master's degree in canon law and began writing professionally in 1998. Her articles specialize in culture, business and home and garden, among many other topics.