8th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gift: Bronze/ Pottery/ Salt
Bronze, an amalgam of tin and copper, represents a strong marriage formed by the joining of two individuals as a couple. It emphasises love and a high priority on spending time together.
Pottery is formed from clay, and so represents the moulding of the marriage relationship into something beautiful.
There are plenty of ornate objects, some with practical usage, which could be gifted. These include bronze pots, frames and bracelets, pottery vases and ornaments. Many of these items are handmade by skilled craftsmen, and hence speak of commitment and dedication when given as a gift.
Modern Gift: Linens/ Lace
A contemporary eighth anniversary gift is linen or lace. Both practical and highly fancy gifts could be given made from intricate woven fabrics.
Associated Gemstone: Tourmaline
The eighth anniversary gemstone is tourmaline.
Associated Flower: Clematis/ Lilac
Clematis or lilac.