The first thing to consider when choosing an anniversary ring is whether you want the anniversary ring to be similar in style to the wedding and engagement rings. The advantage to coordinating rings is that you can wear them together on the same finger. A lot of the time when a woman has a simple wedding band, the couple opts for an anniversary with more embellishment (often, diamonds). Eternity bands, featuring diamonds or other precious gems like sapphires encircling the finger, are one popular choice. Or maybe you can consider choosing a ring featuring the same number of diamond accents as years you’ve been married (maybe 5 diamonds for 5 years married!).
If your wedding ring already contains precious gemstones, consider an anniversary band in a similar style but with different gemstones. Birthstones of children are a popular choice for selecting the gemstones in anniversary bands. If your wedding ring is a white gold band, maybe you could choose an eternity band in rose gold as an anniversary band for a beautiful mixed metal look. But feel free to choose an anniversary band in an entirely different style than that of your wedding ring. If your taste has changed since you’ve been married, this is a perfect opportunity to choose a ring that reflects where you are today.