Celebrating Love and Milestones: The Ultimate Guide To Anniversary Jewelry

Why Anniversary Jewelry Holds Special Meaning

Milestones in love are meant to be celebrated, and nothing captures the essence of your enduring bond like anniversary jewelry. Beyond being just beautiful accessories, these pieces hold profound sentimental value, symbolizing love, commitment, and the cherished moments shared together. Each carefully chosen piece narrates a unique love story that can be treasured for generations to come.

How to Choose the Perfect Anniversary Jewelry

Selecting the ideal anniversary jewelry might seem like a daunting task, but it can be an enjoyable journey with these simple steps:

1. Consider Their Style

Reflect on your partner’s daily style preferences. Do they lean towards classic pieces or embrace bold, modern designs? Understanding their style will guide you in finding the perfect match.

2. Explore Favorite Colors

Delve into their favorite colors, as this can be a fantastic clue when choosing gemstones or materials that resonate with their taste.

3. Observe Their Collection

Take note of their existing jewelry collection. Do they prefer delicate, dainty pieces or eye-catching, statement jewelry? This observation will help you tailor your selection accordingly.

4. Milestone Matters

Keep the milestone you’re celebrating in mind. Certain gemstones or materials hold specific meanings that can align with your journey together.

5. Listen To Hints

Pay attention to any hints or comments they’ve made about their preferred jewelry styles. Sometimes, the best inspiration comes directly from their desires.

6. Turn To The Past

Bring lost jewelry pieces back to life with custom jewelry design or commemorate your past together with a thoughtful gift.

Celebrate Your Love With Anniversary Rings

An Anniversary Ring: A Timeless Symbol of Everlasting Love

There’s no better way to commemorate your love than with an anniversary ring. Beyond being a stunning piece of jewelry, an anniversary ring represents the continuation of your beautiful journey together.

Discover Your Perfect Anniversary Band

Anniversary bands come in a myriad of styles, from classic bands to breathtaking eternity rings. When selecting the perfect ring, let your imagination roam free. Diamonds, vibrant gemstones, sleek metal designs—the possibilities are endless. Choose a design that reflects your unique relationship and personal style.

Through the years

While there are traditional guidelines for gifting, the perfect time to get an anniversary band is when it feels right for you and your partner. Something to keep in mind when gifting for an anniversary is, that different gemstones and materials are traditionally associated with specific milestones, making them even more special:

  • Year 1: Gold – A classic gold band or an engravable pendant can be a heartfelt choice.
  • Year 5: Sapphire – Embrace the beauty of sapphires in vibrant blues or any hue that resonates with you.
  • Year 10: Diamonds – The brilliance of diamond eternity rings or classic stud earrings makes a dazzling statement.
  • Year 20: Ruby – Symbolize love, passion, and prosperity with a vibrant red ruby gemstone band.
  • Year 25: Silver Jubilee – Celebrate with silver jewelry adorned with diamonds or colorful gemstones.
  • Year 30: Pearl Jubilee – Explore stunning pearl jewelry that captures the essence of this memorable milestone.
  • Year 40: Ruby – A vintage ruby ring pays tribute to 40 years of love and commitment.
  • Year 50: Golden Jubilee – Return to where it all began with lustrous gold jewelry.
  • Year 60: Diamond – Let this strong and timeless gemstone mark sixty remarkable years together.

Incorporating these materials and stones into your anniversary jewelry choices adds a deeper layer of significance to your heartfelt gift.

Choosing and Wearing Your Anniversary Ring

When selecting an anniversary ring, consider whether it complements the style of your engagement and wedding rings or has a distinctive look. You can mix and match different metals, stones, and designs to create a ring that beautifully embodies your love story.

There’s no strict rule on how to wear your anniversary ring. Stack it with your other rings for a dazzling effect, wear it on the right hand for a unique touch, or replace your original wedding band with it. The choice is entirely yours, and it should reflect your personal taste and style.


Anniversary jewelry symbolizes a timeless expression of love that weaves the threads of your journey together. By incorporating meaningful gemstones and materials into your gift and following our step-by-step guide, you’ll discover the perfect jewelry piece that reflects your partner’s uniqueness and the joyous moments you’ve shared. So, celebrate your love with the splendor of anniversary jewelry, and let your hearts sparkle together for eternity.

Why Settle For Ordinary: Create A Custom Engagement Ring Design

A Man Holding A Woman's Hand In His Palm, She Is Wearing A Silver Diamond Ring On Her Ring Finger

Is A Custom Engagement Ring Right For Me?

As you and your partner grow your unique love story, starting the talks around engagement is an exciting and special time. Finding the perfect engagement ring can seem daunting – with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start when beginning your engagement ring shopping journey together. 

Like your unique love story, chances are that you want your engagement ring to be a unique representation of your relationship. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring that nobody else will have – a custom-designed engagement ring is a perfect option.

Designing a custom engagement ring gives you complete freedom to choose your setting, stone, metal, detailing, and more. Whether you’re designing your engagement ring together as a couple or it is a special surprise for your partner, read on for everything you need to know about getting started with a fully customized and unique engagement ring.

Benefits Of Choosing A Custom Ring Design

  • A ring that is 100% unique to you
  • Working directly with local jewelers
  • Selecting your exact desired setting, style, stones, metals, and other detailing options
  • Flexibility to work within your budget
Image Of A 3D Ring Designer Diagram With Diamond Shape Options, Setting Style Options, Metal Options, Dimond Detail Options Listed Out Around A Diamond Ring In The Center

Start Building Your Custom Engagement Ring

Richter & Phillips Jewelers has our very own team of in-house jewelry designers and gemologists that can help you take your perfect ring from an idea to reality. We specialize in custom work, our experts will help you build an engagement ring that is comparable in quality to designer pieces – while giving you exactly what you want!

3D Engagement Ring Designer Tool

A great way to begin forming an idea of what features you want in your engagement ring is to explore our 3D ring designer tool. Our ring designer tool is completely free to use and offers you a visual way to discover which styles you like. You can start mixing and matching ring details to build the engagement ring of your dreams in a low-pressure environment.

It is simple to send a hint to your partner or send us an inquiry right from the tool to get started!

You may also want to explore our blog, or our vast selection of designer engagement rings to help gain inspiration from different trends and styles that you might like to incorporate into your final engagement ring design.

Custom Engagement Ring Design Process

Once you have begun to curate the ideas you want in your custom engagement ring look – our experts are standing by to bring your vision to life.

You will start by working with one of our designers, who will begin with a sketch – using your drawings, inspirations, and configurations from our ring designer tool – to start creating the overall design of your one-of-a-kind engagement ring.

You will also work with our on-staff gemologists, who will be there every step of the way to offer guidance on selecting the stones that are right for your engagement ring based on your design concepts. Richter & Phillips has the largest loose diamond collection in the Midwest and thousands of other gemstone options to help you fully customize your ring.

Once you have finalized your engagement ring specifications with our designers and gemologists, we then utilize a three-step process to build your engagement ring and bring your idea to reality.

Step One: CAD (Computer-Aided Design)

The first step in our engagement ring creation process is to create a CAD drawing of your ring. This rendering will allow you to see your custom-designed engagement ring in 3D for the first time.

Step Two: Wax Model

Once you are satisfied with the design of your engagement ring, a wax model will be made. When your wax model is ready, you will be able to touch and feel your custom engagement ring for the first time. The wax model step will help you get a better feel for the final product, and assure that everything is coming to life as you imagined. At this stage, any further adjustments can easily be made to your engagement ring before finalizing your ring design.

Step Three: Final Structure

Once you have finalized the details and made any changes necessary to your wax model, we use the wax model to cast the piece’s final structure using the metal that you have picked for your engagement ring in the design process. After your engagement ring has been cast in metal, we will set the stones into the ring setting and apply a brushed or polished finish. At this point, you can also choose to further customize your ring with an engraving – such as a special date or message.

Protecting & Caring For Your Custom Engagement Ring

You’ve got your ring designed and built – all that is left is for you to use your new stunning custom engagement ring to pop the question to your loved one. However, there are a couple of items to consider when thinking about the future care and protection of your engagement ring. 

When working with Richter & Phillips Jewelers for your custom engagement ring – we offer some additional perks to protect, care for, and even upgrade your ring.

Every engagement ring purchase includes the following at no additional cost to you:

  • Lifetime Diamond Upgrades: We offer a lifetime upgrade for any diamond that you buy from us. If you decide to trade in your diamond, we will give you the full amount of your original purchase towards a new diamond of greater value.
  • Free Ring Sizing: Ensure the perfect fit. We offer free one-time ring sizing up or down one size.
  • 12-Month Ring Insurance: We pay the premium to insure your engagement ring purchase for the first 12 months. This policy covers any damage or loss of your diamond, as well as theft or loss of the entire ring up to $10,000.
  • Appraisal With Ring Purchase: At the time of purchase, one of our certified gemologists or appraisal experts will provide you with a detailed report and a statement of what your engagement ring is worth.
  • Cleaning & Steaming: We want to ensure that your ring looks as beautiful as the day you got engaged, we offer free ring cleaning and steaming services on engagement rings for life.

Don’t Settle For Less Than Perfect – Partner With Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Ready to get started designing the custom engagement ring of your dreams? Richter & Phillips Jewelers would love to make your vision a reality. Our team of expert ring designers is here throughout the entire process.  
Still have questions? Send us a message, book an appointment or visit us in-store at our downtown Cincinnati location to get started today.

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Top 5 Reasons to Shop Together for Your Engagement Ring

Get It Together!

We know you are scrolling endlessly on Pinterest to find your perfect engagement ring. Why not try them out in person?

As Cincinnati’s go-to engagement ring shop, we have seen increased partnership in engagement ring purchases (which is pretty freaking cool). This shopping venture is no longer solely led by the man, but rather a process that couples do, and enjoy doing, together!

We believe that shopping for an engagement ring as a couple is not only a step in furthering your relationship but is a fun opportunity to accomplish something intimate together.

Top 5 reasons that rad Cincinnati couples should shop for an engagement ring together :

Photo Credit: Megan Noll Photography

NO. 1: You never know what you want until you try it on. Find out what you really like, together!

With Pinterest at our disposal, it is easy to fall down the deep, dark rabbit hole of endless engagement ring shapes, styles, and colors. Deciding what ring your partner should wear for life is a lot of pressure!

And, while a picture is worth 1,000 words, you will only say one when you try on the perfect ring… WOW.

From experience, the size, cut, style, and color of an engagement ring may translate differently on your hand than from a picture. The safest way to know if you have found “the one” is to give it a test spin.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Greg & Chloe. Congratulations you two!

NO. 2: Ring Size

So, your partner has just popped the question and you are both overjoyed! The location is scenic, they hired a secret photographer, it’s the best day of your life then…. the ring won’t go on!

Too big, we can deal with that, but if that baby is too small, there is nothing you can do in the moment. Being a part of the purchasing process allows you the opportunity to ensure your ring will at least fit. If you do get the perfect size, you won’t have to deal with resizing after your engagement (and miss out on precious admiration time with your new beauty!)

Photo courtesty of our clients, Libby & Taylor. You both looked dashing on your wedding day!

NO. 3: Come to an agreement on a price you are both comfortable with

More frequently, couples are living together before marriage. This means, that you are developing a partnership and sharing responsibilities, including finances.

By involving yourself in the shopping process, you are both able to agree on a piece that fits your lifestyle. Perhaps you want to spend more on a ring and less on other expenditures throughout that year, or vice versa. Either way, it is an investment best made together.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Lindsey & Chris. We are so happy for you two!

NO. 4: Up the anticipation factor knowing he could “pop the question” at any moment

What about the element of surprise? How can they plan a proposal if I know it’s coming? Odds are the two of you have already fantasized about the possibilities of your future together; your wedding, your first house, maybe you have named your imaginary children. The point is, you know it’s coming…

The surprise is all about when (talk about butterflies every time you see them!) Shopping for your engagement ring together is a great way to ensure you are getting a piece you love and is an agreed-upon price. To keep the element of surprise, have your jeweler build a wish list of 2-3 rings for your partner to purchase at a later date.

Photo courtesy of our clients, Pedro & April. Her face says it all.

NO. 5: Understanding and appreciating the pressure, money, and love

Shopping as a couple keeps the process in perspective. Making this once-in-a-lifetime purchase can be stressful, confusing, and sometimes overwhelming. Together, engagement ring shopping can be fun and exciting!

At Richter & Phillips Jewelers, for example, you are able to work one-on-one with our gemologist or jewelry specialists while enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne in our beautiful showroom. We will guide you through the process and make sure you are comfortable and confident in your decision. Experiencing this as a team offers insight into just how much effort and love goes into making this decision. And, the best part is, you did it together.

Photo courtesy of Andrea & Daniel. What a magical moment!

Bonus reason:

Feel empowered. You don’t need your partner to make this important decision for you. Being a part of the process allows your input to be considered. No more “dropping hints” or wondering if it is even on his mind. Create an outlet for open, honest communication about your future and play a role in it. Make a date night out of this experience and help take the pressure off your partner’s back. This can be a fun, exciting step in your relationship. We want it to be something memorable for both of you! Besides, this ring will be a part of your hand for life. We know you want it to be flawless.

What to do next?

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September Bogo Sale

The crisp autumn air and color changing leaves announce the arrival of fall wedding season!

Whether you are saying “I do” this year or next, our wedding band sale is the best time of the year to purchase your wedding band.

We have Cincinnati’s largest, most unique collection of men and women’s wedding bands. Please enjoy buy one, get one half off* both Friday & Saturday September 27th – 28th.

We have the largest collection in the Tri-state, but for this weekend only, we are flying in even *more* inventory for you to explore.

Join us for light bites and bubbly while you pick the perfect band to compliment your style.

*Buy one wedding band at full price and save 50% off a second wedding band of equal or lesser value. No other offers or discounts may apply. Offer only valid during business hours Friday, September 27 – Saturday, September 28, 2019.


Boomer & Breitling

In partnership with Breitling watches
& the Boomer Esiason foundation

You’re invited to:

Thursday, August 8th
5:30 pm – 8 pm
Richter & Phillips Jewelers
601 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

We invite you to enjoy a wonderful evening in benefit of The Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Event Details

Boomer Esiason himself will be hosting the evening alongside Richter & Phillips President, Rick Fehr.

A portion of all sales this evening will be donated to The Boomer Esiason Foundationto help them win the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

Specifically, 20% of every Breitling watch sold that evening will be donated (and it comes with an autographed box by Boomer.)

RSVP to Events@RichterPhillips.com 

Silent Auction

Boomer’s team has kindly donated several great items for a silent auction to help raise additional funds.

These include (all items autographed):

  • Tiger Woods Masters Flag Collage
  • 2020 Kentucky Derby Tickets
  • Jimmy Buffet Guitar
  • Munoz & Collinsworth Bengals Jerseys
  • Esiason / Anderson MVP Bengals Helmet
  • Weekend Getaway to Biltmore Estate
  • & more

Extended Breitling Watch Collection

We will have an exclusive, extended collection of Breitling watches available for you to explore, including many pieces never before seen in our shop.

20% of every Breitling watch sold this evening will be donated to the Boomer Esiason Foundation. 

Enjoy a sneak preview:


The limited edition Breitling Blacksteel Avenger Blackbird with blue dial, is exclusively designed for the US market. Only 250 pieces were made.

Titanium casing keeps this timepiece light, yet sturdy, while the carbon-based treatment provides a satin-brushed appearance. The deep blue color of the dial reveals a modern-industrial aesthetic. 

The unidirectional bezel features military-style font and rider tabs, to assist in keeping incredibly precise dive or flight times. Resting on a high-tech military tang strap, this timepiece can withstand any condition life throws your way.

June Pandora Sale

We invite you to enjoy 70% off our entire pandora collection only at Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Save 70% off all in-store, in-stock pandora items.
Bracelets, beads, charms, earrings, rings, and more!

Now is the best time to stock up on gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and more!

Stop in-store to explore our entire collection of discounted pandora.

Hundreds of items to choose from.
For the best selection, stop in our shop asap.

Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale

We invite the couples of Cincinnati to join us for our annual Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale March 21st -23rd in our beautiful, downtown showroom.

Receive special pricing on our Engagement Rings, Men and Women’s Wedding Bands, loose Diamonds & more.

Who says shopping for an Engagement Ring is just a man’s game? We love when couples shop together for this once in a lifetime purchase!

Make a day-date out of exploring Cincinnati’s largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands while enjoying complimentary bubbly & bites in a no pressure, obligation-free atmosphere (Just come have fun!)

No pressure to buy. If you join us for our sale March 21st – 23rd, your special pricing will be honored through May 31st when you pick up our “save-the-sale” card in our shop.

This year, we are adding a Bridal Mini Market with some of Cincinnati’s finest wedding professionals including: Dana Renae Designs, AJ Studio – Photography by Angela and Jaime, PaperBlooms N More, Blush Bridal, Stefani Carol – Makeup Academy, True Artists Studio, and Folchi’s Tuxedos and Menswear.

Come with your partner, friends, or family. This is also a great opportunity for moms to come explore our collections with their sons or daughters. It’s fun to fantasize about the possibilities, especially with mimosas…Cheers!

Thursday, March 21st – Drinks & Diamonds
6pm – 7:30pm
Unsure where to begin? Join us for a fun, short engagement ring 101 course with our VP, Eric. Enjoy complimentary drinks while you learn all about diamonds and how to pick the perfect engagement ring – obligation free! 
Please RSVP if you plan on attending the seminar.

Friday, March 22nd: 9am – 5:15pm
Enjoy special pricing on all engagement rings, wedding bands, loose diamonds, and more

Saturday, March 23rd: 10am – 5pm
Bubbly, bites, and a Bridal Mini Market.
Enjoy special pricing on all engagement rings, wedding bands, loose diamonds, and more

February Pandora Sale – 50% Off

Beginning Monday, Feb. 11th enjoy 50% off our entire Pandora collection only at Richter & Phillips Jewelers.

Save 50% off all in-store, in-stock Pandora items.
Bracelets, beads, charms, earrings, rings, and more!

Stop in store to explore our entire collection of discounted Pandora.

Hundreds of items to choose from.
For the best selection, stop in our shop asap.

Supply is limited. Items are sold as is.
No other discounts or coupons may apply.

Under $300: Our Favorite Holiday Gifts

Jewelry is a gift unlike any other. It is a small treasure that can be worn as a daily reminder of the love, laughter, support and happiness that two people can bring one another.

See what our team is loving from our online collection.
Don’t see exactly what you are looking for?
Keep in mind, we have so much more in store!
Stop by and shop in a no-pressure, laid back atmosphere filled with Christmas cheer.
We also offer complimentary, professional giftwrapping.

Bold Bloom Necklace featuring Chalcedony by Tacori


For the Tacori Girl looking to sparkle in her subtle style, a single precious Chalcedony droplet is cradled in a crescent engraved silver bloom. The floating gemstone rests gently on the side of the frame, creating a mysterious juxtaposition of beauty and balance. Pair it with any outfit to add a touch of class. (Chain included)

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Sterling Silver & Gold Tassel Earrings by Frederic Duclos

Chic and gorgeous sterling silver and yellow gold plated tassel earrings.
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Caviar Icon Onyx Bangle by Lagos

Onyx beading set with smoothly polished sterling silver forms this round bangle detailing the LAGOS logo. Slip On Style. Diameter 65mm. Width 3mm.
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Rose Gold Diamond Stack Ring by Luvente

Add a pop of color to your stack for the holidays with this decorative Rose Gold diamond stack ring. Contains eight round diamonds equaling 0.03-carats.

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Love Knot Stud Earrings by Lagos

An amazing designer at a low cost. Gorgeous Love Knot stud earrings with Caviar beaded and highly polished sterling silver bands. Finished with 14k gold post backing.

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Sterling Silver & Gold Drop Earrings by Frederic Duclos

Artistically fashioned sterling silver and yellow gold plated moonwalk earrings.

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Caviar Forever Caviar Ball Pendant by Lagos

Capture the essence of Lagos’ signature collections with this sterling silver and 18K gold Caviar ball pendant. Ideal for layering. Finished on a versatile 34-inch sterling silver ball chain necklace.

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Luna Pearl Drop Earrings by Lagos

An ideal gift for the pearl lover. Elegant and modern, these lightweight freshwater cultured 10mm pearl drop earrings are perfect with any outfit. Finished with a lever back closure.

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Petite Crescent Bezel Ring Featuring Amethyst by Tacori

An Amethyst gemstone sits gently within a crescent outlined silver basket and is the center of attention on a thin silver band.

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Ladies Night Benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital October 18th, 2018

We gathered the most fabulous girlfriends Cincinnati has to offer and sported our black & gold to party for a purpose. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy an evening in the city, benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

We hosted a lavish, charitable evening including complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres AND, for the first time ever, a VIP experience down in our historic vault.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds was donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and we raised over $3,000!

It was a truly glamorous night!