Special Occasion Jewelry — Weddings, Birthdays and More
Jewelry is the perfect gift for recognizing and celebrating special occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries. A thoughtfully selected gift of jewelry can be passed down and enjoyed through generations.
Birthstones, which make great birthday gifts, serve as reminders of the beauty and mystery of life as well as the unique qualities of the wearer's birth month. Various lists that associate one or more gemstones with seasons and months have been developed through the centuries. At Wal-Mart, we use the popular list recommended by the Jewelers of America. These are the birthstones for the months:
For a description of each birthstone and its legendary qualities, see our Gemstones
Wedding anniversaries are commemorated with materials, such as linen and paper; decorative pieces, such as clocks and pottery; and jewelry that includes gemstones and precious metals.
Celebrating anniversaries with jewelry is a time-honored tradition. These are the most recognized gifts and jewelry for each wedding anniversary:
Choosing an engagement ring
is a very personal process. Fortunately, this momentous decision need not be difficult or mysterious. A few basic facts and guidelines can help make this important purchase enjoyable and satisfying. For diamond
rings, start with the diamond shape and carat weight
that best fit your preference and budget. Learn more about choosing diamonds.
For the bridegroom, the classic wedding ring is the familiar band in gold or other precious metal. Also popular is a more elaborate design accented with diamonds.
Engagement and wedding rings are often sold in bridal sets
. His-and-her wedding ring sets are also available. Wal-Mart offers a selection of fine quality individual rings and sets. We sell our diamonds already set in the rings; we do not sell loose diamonds. Our selection features engagement rings in gold, white gold
and two-tone settings
Classic jewelry, such as a cultured pearl
necklace, diamond-stud earrings or a watch, is an excellent choice to commemorate the graduate's achievements.
Surprise your valentine with jewelry that is heart-shaped and/or contains a red gemstone, such as a ruby
or an amethyst,
which is February's gemstone.
See our Gemstones
section for more information.
For Mom, jewelry with her birthstone or the birthstones of her children is sure to warm her heart. Heart-shaped jewelry also makes a lovely gift for Mom.