8 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas of Bronze
Traditional Gifts for 8th Wedding Years


Beautiful bronze is the traditional 8 year anniversary gift. Being a year after the traditional 7th wedding anniversary gift of copper, bronze emphasises the fact that the marriage has gone into a period of extreme strength and durability.

A seventh year of marriage is often a true test of the long term stability of a relationship. The dreaded 7 year itch can strike, and many marriages fail at that point. Scientists and mystics alike have wondred why this may be. Those who are superstitious believe that it could be something to do with the strange symbolism of the number seven. Scientists argue that it may be that some humans hark back to an older genetic imperative and that after around 7 years, any children may be reasonably able to fend for themselves, at which time ancient man would move on to another partner. Studies have also found a lesser-known but just as scary 4 year itch where relationships may similarly hit shaky ground. But if you've reached your 8th anniversary, you can happily say that you've passed the risks of the itchy times, and ahead of you is the steadfastness of a strong relationship which has withstood the test of time and will continue with its reliability to withstand whatever may try to breach it  Even in these modern days, it's a relief to know that most marriages still do last for life.  In the USA, 57% of marriages truly are "Till death us do part".  If you've reached your eighth wedding anniversary you're on a truly good heading to be part of that happy 57%.

Rugged yet attractive, the 8 year anniversary gift of bronze is perfect to illustrate this movement into the ongoing strong and dependable times of a long term marriage. It is actually only the second metal that you would have encountered so far in the traditional anniversary gift schedule, copper having been the first of the metals in the previous year.

The increased strength of another joyful year of marriage is empahasised in the fact that bronze, the traditional  8 year anniversary gift, is a stronger substance than the 7th year gift of copper.  It is also more durable, representing the ongoing continuity of a happy relationship, and harder than copper, indicating the unbreachable bond that time has forged.

Bronze is a metal which will elegantly age in parallel with a happily married couple.  This ageing process of bronze is a form of oxidization and is known as patina.  Over the years this will produce an attractive natural effect which is highly appreciated by bronze collectors.  Also known as verdigris, the green coloured patina of bronze is actually copper carbonate (as copper is part of bronze's composition), and is bronze's natural protection against further corrosion.  Often people are tempted to try to shine away the patina, and of course, this may be your own preference, but bronze collectors much prefer the natural look of a time-aged piece.  A nice genuine patina can help to identify a genuine aged piece from a newer bronze.  A simple light dusting off with a dry cotton cloth is the best way to keep your bronzes clean and retain their natural look.

With this characteristic effect of patina, your bronze anniversay gifts can effectively be thought of as organic and almost living sculptures.  And as we all age over time, it's nice to know that ageing is appreciated, not just in our own increased wisdom and knowledge, but also in the valued beauty of the attractive rustic patinas on our special bronzes.

World War II 75th Anniversary Cold-Cast Bronze Sculptures

World War II 75th Anniversary Cold-Cast Bronze Sculptures

World War II 75th Anniversary Commemorative hand painted Eagle Sculpture Collection With Intricate Details and Marbleized Bases - D-Day. Pearl Harbor. Iwo Jima. simply evoking these names conjures strong emotions, somber respect and unwavering pride for the brave American heroes of World War II. Now, to mark the 75th anniversary of a war that changed our country everlasting, The Bradford Exchange is proud to introduce our exclusive World War II 75th Anniversary Sculpture Collection. Featuring dramatic eagle sculptures commemorating the historic battles and events of an epic world conflict, this museum-quality collection starts with Issue One, Iwo Jima. Soon, your collection will continue with Issue Two, D-Day, Issue Three, Pearl Harbor, and extra Second World War 75th anniversary eagle sculptures, each a separate issue to follow.‡Each of the hand-crafted commemorative Second World War sculptures in this collection is grandly sized at over one foot wide and showcases a cold cast bronze eagle with outstretched wings symbolizing the soaring spirit of victory. Raised relief images of soldiers, flags, military vehicles and other Second World War icons are captured inside the wings to represent a specific battle, whilst the eagle is perched on top of an American flag seemingly billowing in the wind. hand painted detailing brings each sculpture to vibrant life and stirring words from important historic figures grace the marbleized base, along with golden trim and a woodgrain finish. As a further mark of distinction, the base features a brass-toned title plaque with the name and date of battle. Strong demand is expected for this 75th anniversary collection and it has a strict limited edition of only 7,500 complete collections. It makes an impressive statement in any room and a stunning patriotic gift too, so don't wait. Order now!

$89.99




75th Anniversary Iwo Jima Cold-Cast Bronze Tribute Sculpture

75th Anniversary Iwo Jima Cold-Cast Bronze Tribute Sculpture

75th Anniversary Of Iwo Jima Cold-Cast Bronze maritime Corps War Memorial Lighted Sculpture With The Names Of The USMC Battles - It was February 23, 1945, an epic moment in World War II. Six United States Marines climbed Mt. Suribachi and raised our proud American flag, signaling our victory in Iwo Jima. Now, honoring the 75th anniversary of this important event, you can pay homage to our brave Second World War heroes with this commemorative Iwo Jima Sculpture, available only from The Bradford Exchange. Offered in an edition strictly limited to 7,500 throughout the world, this officially licensed USMC sculpture captures all the glory of a now-iconic and historic moment in a museum-quality tribute, superbly hand-crafted in cold-cast bronze. Standing over one foot tall, it attractively recreates the intricate details of the actual United States maritime Corps War Memorial located outside the gates to Arlington National Cemetery.Just like that national treasure, this sculpture's octagonal black base is inscribed with "UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE" and a dedication to "THE UNITED STATES maritime CORPS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO THEIR COUNTRY SINCE 10 NOVEMBER 1775". Plus, a list of the major battles of the USMC are emblazoned around the perimeter of the base. A real fabric flag makes a defining finishing touch, whilst six LED lights along the bottom light the sculpture from below and create a dramatic effect. Intense demand is anticipated for this 75th anniversary Second World War tribute and it makes an impressive addition to your military decor, so don't delay. Order now!

$119.99




The Anniversary Collection Round Knob - Oil-Rubbed Bronze

The Anniversary Collection Round Knob - Oil-Rubbed Bronze

  • Collection: The Anniversary Collection.<BR>
  • Finish: Oil-Rubbed Bronze.<BR>
  • Diameter: 1-3/16" (30mm).<BR>
  • Projection: 1-1/16" (27mm).<BR>
  • Material: Zinc Alloy.

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  • Couple Embracing Cast Iron Sculpture - Bronze, Large

    Couple Embracing Cast Iron Sculpture - Bronze, Large

    Embracing Couple Sculpture in cast iron truly captures the power of love and devotion. The couple's tender embrace conveys harmony and commitment and embodies a real tribute to love. A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.

    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Color:</b> Bronze
    • <b>Material:</b> Iron
    • <b>Size:</b> Large

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    ZI6786L Couple Embracing Cast Iron Sculpture - Bronze, Large

    ZI6786L Couple Embracing Cast Iron Sculpture - Bronze, Large

    Embracing Couple Sculpture in cast iron truly captures the power of love and devotion. The couple's tender embrace conveys harmony and commitment and embodies a real tribute to love. A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.

    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Color:</b> Bronze
    • <b>Material:</b> Iron
    • <b>Size:</b> Large

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    2204OG Standard Wall Two Line Pennsylvania Dutch Anniversary Address Plaque, Bronze and Gold

    2204OG Standard Wall Two Line Pennsylvania Dutch Anniversary Address Plaque, Bronze and Gold

    A highly unique personalized gift that commemorates weddings, anniversaries and other special dates. may be mounted inside or outside your home. The ideal wedding gift!.

    <b>Features</b>
    • Cast from recycled aluminum - will not rust
    • Alumi-Shield All Weather Coatings: A Whitehall Exclusive
    • Enhances curb appeal whilst adding value to your home
    • Personalization is permanently cast into the sign
    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Color:</b> Bronze and Gold
    • <b>Material:</b> Aluminum
    • <b>Size:</b> Standard
    • <b>Place:</b> Wall
    • <b>Character Limits:</b> Line 1: 12 - 1.25 characters, Line 2: 17 - 1.25 characters
    • <b>Assembled Product Dimension:</b> 11.125 x 12.625 x 0.375 in.
    • <b>Country of Origin:</b> USA
    • <b>guarantee:</b> 5 Year
    • <b>Weight:</b> 4 pounds

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    2204OB Standard Wall Two Line Pennsylvania Dutch Anniversary Address Plaque, Oil Rubbed Bronze

    2204OB Standard Wall Two Line Pennsylvania Dutch Anniversary Address Plaque, Oil Rubbed Bronze

    A highly unique personalized gift that commemorates weddings, anniversaries and other special dates. may be mounted inside or outside your home. The ideal wedding gift!.

    <b>Features</b>
    • Cast from recycled aluminum - will not rust
    • Alumi-Shield All Weather Coatings: A Whitehall Exclusive
    • Enhances curb appeal whilst adding value to your home
    • Personalization is permanently cast into the sign
    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Color:</b> Oil Rubbed Bronze
    • <b>Material:</b> Aluminum
    • <b>Size:</b> Standard
    • <b>Place:</b> Wall
    • <b>Character Limits:</b> Line 1: 12 - 1.25 characters, Line 2: 17 - 1.25 characters
    • <b>Assembled Product Dimension:</b> 11.125 x 12.625 x 0.375 in.
    • <b>Country of Origin:</b> USA
    • <b>guarantee:</b> 5 Year
    • <b>Weight:</b> 4 pounds

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    CTBL-024886 Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin

    CTBL-024886 Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin

    This is a Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin. We offer dominant preview coverage for every fan of sports, from the passionate enthusiast to the weekend warrior, Athlon Sports Preseason Guides feature a rich heritage of authoritative analyses, respected predictions and celebrated photography. These titles fuel the unmatched excitement and anticipation that only preseason can provide. Premium content includes 10+ titles featuring regional covers and coverage (5 regional NCAA Football, one National NCAA Football, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Fantasy, NCAA Basketball, MLB, NASCAR).

    <b>Features</b>
    • Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin

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    CTBL-024886 Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin

    CTBL-024886 Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin

    This is a Bob Hope USO 50th Anniversary Bronze Medal Commemorative Coin. We offer dominant preview coverage for every fan of sports, from the passionate enthusiast to the weekend warrior&#4

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    Small Couple Embracing Cast Bronze

    Small Couple Embracing Cast Bronze

    <b>Features</b>

    • hand-crafted cast bronze sculpture of a couple's tender embrace.
    • Portrays the power of intimacy and the closeness of marriage.
    • A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.
    • Dimension - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 in.

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    Autoworld AMM1024 1969 Dodge Coronet R and T Light Bronze Poly HEMI 50th Anniversary Limited to 1250 Piece 1-18 Diecast Model Car

    Autoworld AMM1024 1969 Dodge Coronet R and T Light Bronze Poly HEMI 50th Anniversary Limited to 1250 Piece 1-18 Diecast Model Car

    <b>Features</b>

    • 1969 Dodge Coronet R and T Light Bronze Poly HEMI 50th Anniversary Limited to 1250 Piece 1-18 Diecast Model Car
    • Limited Edition. Only 1250pc Produced throughout the world
    • Has steerable wheels
    • Rubber tires
    • Made of diecast with some plastic parts
    • Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment
    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Dimension:</b> 8 inches high x 15 inches wide x 7" D
    • <b>Weight:</b> 4 pounds

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    . ZD6786S Small Couple Embracing Cast Bronze

    . ZD6786S Small Couple Embracing Cast Bronze

    <b>Features</b>

    • hand-crafted cast bronze sculpture of a couple's tender embrace.
    • Portrays the power of intimacy and the closeness of marriage.
    • A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.
    • Dimension - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 in.

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    Sculpture: Memphis Belle Cold-Cast Bronze Sculpture

    Sculpture: Memphis Belle Cold-Cast Bronze Sculpture

    On November 7, 1942, a crew of ten brave men boarded a certain Boeing B-17 for the first time. It was the inaugural mission of a now-legendary plane, one that would ultimately complete 25 successful combat missions with her crew intact. Now, a limited-edition Memphis Belle sculpture salutes the iconic aircraft on her 70th anniversary, giving you a rare opportunity to bring home a piece of World War II history. Only from The Bradford Exchange, this dramatic tribute sculpture is hand-cast in cold-cast bronze with hand painted bronze tones to capture all the striking detail.Zoom in closer to this cold-cast bronze airplane sculpture to admire all of the historically accurate detailing, from George Petty's famous pin-up girls flanking both sides of its nose to the proud tally of 25 bombs, showing the number of successful missions flown. A custom-designed stand even "lifts" the B-17 sculpture off a museum-quality base giving the illusion of flight. Your collectible Memphis Belle sculpture includes a bonus Collector's Card filled with the plane's specs, but its strict limited edition of only 7,000 assures this 70th anniversary tribute won't be around long. To make sure you don't miss it, order now!

    $125.00


    LillianRose BQ950 B Wedding Bouquet Holder - Bronze

    LillianRose BQ950 B Wedding Bouquet Holder - Bronze

    Lillian Rose is the leader in the wedding industry. Our product assortment includes Monograms, Drinkware, Shoe Stickers and Bouquets. Lillian Rose goes beyond bridal products to offer baby and anniversary gifts, from accessories and home decor to capture the unforgettable moments. Our extensive collection of high-quality Bridal product ranges from contemporary to traditional favourites. Discover and enjoy our diverse selection of products from bridal shower to beyond the wedding day. Carry your flowers or display them at the reception with this decorative bouquet holder in an attractive bronze color. It measures 7.5" long.

    <b>Features</b>
    • trendy and fashionable wedding accessory
    • Satin bow with rhinestones adds to this glamorous bouquet
    • White satin fabric, rhinestones, handle wrapped in white cotton lace and white flat pearl ribbon with bottom finished with silver rhinestone deco, triple bow at top of handle with silver rhinestone deco matches bottom deco
    • A ideal addition to any wedding reception
    • Wedding Bouquet Holder - Bronze
    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Color:</b> Bronze
    • <b>Material:</b> Resin, foam
    • <b>Dimension:</b> 3.25 inches deep x 3.25 inches wide x 7.5" L

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    BP854-ORB 3 in. Ctr Pull - Oil Rubbed Bronze

    BP854-ORB 3 in. Ctr Pull - Oil Rubbed Bronze

    A celebration of time-honored styling. Classical and refined.<br><BR>

  • 2 x #8 thirty two x 1&'&'.<BR>
  • Collection: The Anniversary Collection.<BR>
  • CtC (Inches): 3.<BR>
  • CtC (mm): 76.2.<BR>
  • Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze.<BR>
  • Length (Inches): 4.25.<BR>
  • Length (mm): 107.95.<BR>
  • Projection (Inches): 1.<BR>
  • Projection (mm): 25.4.<BR>
  • Type: Pull.<BR>
  • Width (Inches): 0.5.<BR>
  • Width (mm): 12.7.

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  • 31054568 22 in. Decorative Antique-Style Bronze Birdcage Glass Votive Candle Holder

    31054568 22 in. Decorative Antique-Style Bronze Birdcage Glass Votive Candle Holder

    <b>Features</b>

    • 22 in. Decorative Antique-Style Bronze Birdcage Glass Votive Candle Holder
    • Decorative candle holder adds a romantic touch to any room making a ideal wedding centerpiece anniversary celebration holiday decorating or other special event decor
    • Features a Brown colored candle holder resembling a bird cage with dangling Glass votive holders
    • Holds (3) votive candles (not included)
    <b>Specifications</b>
    • <b>Dimension:</b> 22" high x 9" diameter
    • <b>Material:</b> Metal/Glass
    • <b>Size:</b> twenty-two in.
    • <b>Weight:</b> 6 pounds

    Sale price $65.18
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    Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past: Canaan, Ancient Israel, and Their Neighbors, from the Late Bronze Age through Rom

    Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past: Canaan, Ancient Israel, and Their Neighbors, from the Late Bronze Age through Rom

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, this collection of erudite essays concentrates on the archaeology of ancient Israel, Canaan, and neighboring nations.

    Price 97.95 CAD


    Derek Jeter Cold-Cast Bronze Glove Tribute Sculpture

    Derek Jeter Cold-Cast Bronze Glove Tribute Sculpture

    New York Yankees Derek Jeter MLB Commemorative Cold-Cast Bronze Glove Sculpture Featuring Official Retirement Logo - Derek Jeter is a legend in his own time and indisputably one of the greatest Yankees&#153; players ever to play the game of baseball. Now you can pay tribute to The Captain with this Derek Jeter Glove Sculpture, officially licensed by Major League Baseball&#153; and available from The Bradford Exchange. But don't delay - this must-own edition is strictly limited to 2,500 throughout the world, a nod to the upcoming 25th anniversary of Derek Jeter's first MLB&#153; appearance in 1995!Masterfully sculpted in cold-cast bronze and expertly hand painted to capture the multi-patina finish of priceless bronze award trophies, the glove showcases a full-color image of Derek Jeter in his last home at-bat in 2014 and stats from his storied career. Tucked into the pocket is a hand painted, sculpted baseball complete with Derek Jeter's official retirement logo featuring his jersey number. The museum-style, marble-finish base with golden plaque adds a touch of distinction. Sellout demand is expected, so hurry. Order now!

    $119.99


    . ZD12056 Passionate Kiss Bronze Sculpture

    . ZD12056 Passionate Kiss Bronze Sculpture

    <b>Features</b>

    • This beautiful sculpture of a couple's kiss evokes love and companionship between a man and a woman.
    • exquisite, artistic and contemporary in feel and design.
    • Portrays the power of intimacy and love.
    • A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.
    • hand-crafted and casted using the sand casting method.
    • Dimension - 3 x 8 x 2 in.

    Sale price $40.00
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    . ZD11075 Couple Kissing Bronze

    . ZD11075 Couple Kissing Bronze

    <b>Features</b>

    • This beautiful sculpture of a couple's kiss evokes love and companionship between a man and a woman.
    • exquisite, artistic and contemporary in feel and design.
    • Portrays the power of intimacy and love.
    • A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.
    • hand-crafted and casted using the sand casting method.
    • Lined with velveteen to protect furniture
    • Dimension - 3 x 7 x 2 in.

    Sale price $45.00
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    Passionate Kiss Bronze Sculpture

    Passionate Kiss Bronze Sculpture

    <b>Features</b>

    • This beautiful sculpture of a couple's kiss evokes love and companionship between a man and a woman.
    • exquisite, artistic and contemporary in feel and design.
    • Portrays the power of intimacy and love.
    • A wedding or anniversary gift which will last everlasting.
    • hand-crafted and casted using the sand casting method.
    • Dimension - 3 x 8 x 2 in.

    Sale price $40.00
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