We’ve tried to be as faithful as we can so far to the original intent of the traditional list, but with the 15th anniversary, it’s proven just a tiny bit tough. Though the type of crystal you’re really supposed to look for this year is crystal glass, otherwise known as lead glass (eek!), we’ve stretched the truth a little and included all kinds of crystals in our 15th anniversary gift guide, from quartz to lab-grown gemstones. Read on for our top crystalline picks, including jewelry, mugs, and soaps, plus one watch for our modern crew.
Soothe your sweetheart’s soul with a handmade mug outfitted with a stone of your choice, whether clear quartz, cat’s eye, rose quartz, or citrine. Each is believed to have special healing properties, and whether or not you agree, you can’t deny the joy a special mug will bring to a regular tea-drinker.
Hidden deep within the soy wax of these long-lasting, lightly scented candles lie crystals that will only emerge as they melt, unleashing positive vibes, or so say some. Choose from amethyst quartz, moonstone, or rose quartz; each stone is imbued with a special meaning that will show your spouse you care.
Give your sweetheart somewhere special to stash their tiny trinkets with one of these decorative dishes. Crafted carefully from stained glass, each incorporates a row of beads and crystals threaded on a length of copper wire for your beloved’s birth month.
Ever heard of a druzy stone? We hadn’t either. Turns out it’s a type of mineral covered in tiny crystals that look like a layer of three-dimensional glitter, though they take a while to form. (We’re talking millions of years.) Also turns out that they look great hung on a gold-filled chain handmade by one Laura Jackson.
In honor of your 15th anniversary, we suggest you keep the bubbly flowing… and flowing… and flowing. These innovative flutes will keep it from falling flat.
Jeweler Emilie Shapiro uses gemstones made from pressure-cooked elements and recycled brass fittings to craft each of her one-of-a-kind crystal rings. Give them a look—they’ve got a unique hand-hewn quality that’s perfect for a 15-year milestone (pardon the pun).
Made from lead-free crystal glass, these wine glasses will allow you both to indulge in the pleasure of making music while you sip on a treasured vintage. Hey, it’s been 15 years—you may as well crack into the good stuff.
After a decade and a half, your honey’s eyesight may not be what it once was. Just kidding, of course; you’re not ancient yet, but with this little paperweight you can still magnify stuff for the fun of it.
These, as you may have guessed, aren’t crystals at all—they just look like ’em. Still, they’re an awesome choice for your 15th anniversary, when, what with candles, mugs, and wine glasses, relaxation is the rule.
Speaking of wine glasses, why not celebrate with this aerating duo mouth-blown by German artisans? (That means they’re fancy. Just trust us on this one.)
If your love has a taste for space, this watch is sure to tickle their fancy. In addition to telling time, it charts the sky, so you’ll always know what stars are above you—even in New York, where you can’t actually see any of them.