It is the season for weddings, which also means it is the season for anniversaries and lots of them.
I like having a few presents on hand for unexpected gift giving occasions, parties or anniversary gifting obligations that I forget about until the last minute. This Matashi Ornament makes for a great gift because it is a modern twist on a classic design idea. I like this type of gift item because it can match the decor of a modern or traditional style decor. At times, I have gift obligations at work for a co-worker, boss or client, and know nothing about their taste, so a good traditional piece with a modern appeal is always a safe choice when gift-giving in a working relationship.
Matashi is a crystal design house with a Japanese origin. It started in 1995. An artistic design studio with craftspersons who use fine materials with an Oriental design flair to form their collections of music boxes, jewelry boxes, nightlights, desktop novelties, wind chimes, and ornaments. All Matashi collections exhibit premium Matashi crystals. Each item, including this anniversary ornament, come with a serial number, authenticity certificate, and warranty.
ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENT DESIGN
The ornament is well constructed. It is 24k gold plated and has two faceted precision cut crystal hearts that catch the light and give an eye-catching sparkle. The crystals are well secured.
The ornament comes with a tasteful drawstring bag and gift tissue inside of a gift box. The gift box looks expensive and reminds me of the higher quality gift boxes that come with some crystal gift items from museums like the MET. It comes with a gift card that you can sign so everything is nicely packaged and ready to give to the recipient. The packaging is sturdy enough for storage purposes so it can be displayed each year.
While it is not the intended use in the strictest sense, the ornament is sized just right to be used as a cake topper for an anniversary cake or placed on the dessert table at an anniversary party. If you are someone who entertains frequently, and you are often the one to host the anniversary parties, this makes for a classic design element on cakes, cupcake towers, at the table, or by the bar during your celebration.
A display piece that fits into various design decors, this also makes a piece that is suitable for an office setting to convey discretely that the owner of the ornament is in a relationship.
Since it does not denote a numerical year, this ornament is suitable for any anniversary, not just the “golden” anniversary.
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I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review and received compensation for my time and effort. However, my experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.