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Wedding Anniversary Gemstone Jewelry

Wedding Anniversary Gemstone Jewelry

Wedding Anniversary Gemstone Jewelry

Wedding Anniversary to celebrate a milestone in your marriage. Each anniversary can be represented by a gift of gemstones or a metal used in jewelry.

Every marriage starts out with an engagement ring and wedding rings. So jewelry is just a natural anniversary gift.

The concept of anniversary gifts began in Ancient Roman times. The Victorian Era - a period that emphasized the importance of love in marriage - cemented the tradition of anniversary gifts. Each gift should gradually increase in value as the years of the relationship pass. The more time that has been devoted to the relationship, the greater the value of the gift, and to recognize the success of the marriage.

The biggest wedding anniversary milestones

  • Silver jubilee, for a 25th anniversary.
  • Golden jubilee, for a 50th anniversary.
  • Platinum jubilee, for a 70th anniversary.
  • Diamond jubilee, for a 60th anniversary.
  • Sapphire jubilee, for a 45th and 75th anniversary.
  • Ruby jubilee, for a 40th and 80th anniversary

The GIA - Gemological Institute Of AmericaJewellers of America developed the official list of gemstones that should be gifted for wedding anniversaries.

At AME Jewellery, we have some pieces of gold jewelry to gift on your wedding anniversary.

1st Anniversary Gemstone: Gold Jewelry

The first year anniversary is the sweetest — a couple’s probably still in the honeymoon phase. Although gold is not a gemstone, it is the traditional metal for the first anniversary, the most valuable metal on earth. It represents a time of brilliance and prosperity in a couple's life. The gold jewelry symbolizes both happiness in the present and hope for the future.

signet gold ring by AME Jewellery

2nd Anniversary Gemstone: Garnet Jewelry

The traditional gemstone gift for a second year anniversary gift is the garnet, representing passion, love, commitment, and friendship.  These gorgeous semi-precious gemstones are best known for being deep red, but they also come in greens, pinks, oranges and even purple.

purple garnet gold ring by AME Jewellery

3rd Anniversary Gemstone: Pearl Jewelry

Pearls are considered to be the official third anniversary gemstone, making them a great third anniversary gift idea if you are looking for an elegant gift that still honors anniversary gifting traditions. Pearl is believed to symbolize purity, wealth, and wisdom, bringing prosperity to the early stages of your marriage.

white pearl sunflower gold jewelry by AME Jewellery

4th Anniversary Gemstone: Blue Topaz Jewelry

Blue topaz represents eternal love and loyalty, so it is only fitting to gift this gem on your anniversary to represent your lifelong commitment.

blue topaz gold halo jewelry set by AME Jewellery

5th Anniversary Gemstone: Sapphire Jewelry

Sapphire is a hard, stable gemstone that represents successful love, as well as a marriage that reaches the 5-year milestone.

blue sapphire gold ring by AME Jewellery

6th Anniversary Gemstone: Amethyst Jewelry

Amethyst is the official sixth anniversary gemstone. Amethysts have a rich history and symbolism, making them a wonderfully meaningful anniversary gift to represent your own romance. Amethyst is the stone of protection, attracting positive energy and repelling negative energy.

Pear-shape Amethyst Gold Pendant by AME Jewellery

7th Anniversary Gemstone: Onyx Jewelry

Onyx is the elegant stone traditionally chosen for the seventh wedding anniversary, the lucky year, which can also symbolize how lucky you are to have your partner and how special they are to you.

Black Onyx

8th Anniversary Gemstone: Tourmaline Jewelry

Tourmaline is known as the rainbow stone because of its variety of colors. It is a sparkling gemstone that symbolizes love and friendship, the perfect gift for an 8th wedding anniversary. Whatever your favorite color, you can probably find it in tourmaline. Even if you or your beloved have different favorites, you may be able to find them both in one gem — gemologists call them parti-colored. The watermelon tourmaline

Tourmaline colors

9th Anniversary Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

The lapis lazuli stone is known to strengthen relationships, help express emotions, and balance positive and negative energies, perfect for the 9th wedding anniversary.

Lapis Lazuli

10th Anniversary Gemstone: Diamond Jewelry

Ten years of marriage qualifies as a milestone, so diamond jewelry is a great idea! The modern 10th anniversary gift is the diamond. This gemstone is a memorable and special piece that symbolizes strength, durability, and fiery passion, just like a 10-year marriage relationship.

diamond hand carved wedding rings by AME Jewellery

11th Anniversary Gemstone: Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise symbolizes a prosperous and healthy future, so it is the ideal stone to gift when celebrating your 11th anniversary with your partner, as it represents the power and romance of your love.

Turquoise

12th Anniversary Gemstone: Jade Jewelry

Jade is the stone that represents luck, wisdom, stability, and love. This stone ensures a long life, perfect for celebrating a 12th wedding anniversary.

Burmese Jadeite Jade Beads Necklace by AME Jewellery

13th Anniversary Gemstone: Citrine Jewelry

The stunning citrine is the 13th wedding anniversary stone. Citrine is like seeing a burst of sunshine on a cloudy day — a beautiful yellow to yellow-orange gem.

oval citrine gold ring by AME Jewellery

14th Anniversary Gemstone: Opal Jewelry

Opal symbolizes love and hope. It is a gorgeous stone used as a focal point in jewelry, the ideal gift for a 14th wedding anniversary.

oval black opal gold ring by AME Jewellery

15th Anniversary Gemstone: Ruby Jewelry

Red is the traditional color of this anniversary, so red ruby is considered the 15th anniversary stone, symbolizing the passionate love that represents this milestone.

ruby carved rose flower gold jewelry set by AME Jewellery

16th Anniversary Gemstone: Peridot Jewelry

Peridot is the traditional stone to gift on your 16th wedding anniversary. It is a hollow silver stone in stunning green shades that are a reminder of the tenderness and lightness of your relationship.

heart peridot gold earrings by AME Jewellery

17th Anniversary Gemstone: Carnelian Jewelry

The gemstone associated with the 17th anniversary is carnelian, an orange-red stone that signifies endurance and is an energy booster, protecting the relationship from bad vibrations.

Carnelian

18th Anniversary Gemstone: Cat’s Eye Jewelry

To gift on your 18th wedding anniversary nothing better than a stone with a unique appearance, such as a Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, Quartz, Sapphire và Ruby.

Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl

19th Anniversary Gemstone: Aquamarine Jewelry

Aquamarine is a stone that is associated with tranquility, hope, clarity, and fidelity, all of which are important for a successful marriage. Which makes it the perfect stone to mark the 19th anniversary.

aquamarine gold ring by AME Jewellery

20th Anniversary Gemstone: Emerald Jewelry

The green emerald is an elegant stone that makes a special gift to celebrate the 20th anniversary, a unique milestone in a couple's life. This gemstone symbolizes feelings that a couple hopes to keep after 20 years of relationship, such as strength, duration, and invincibility.

emerald bezel gold ring by AME Jewellery

21st Anniversary Gemstone: Iolite Jewelry

Iolite is the traditional stone for a 21st wedding anniversary. It is ideal for helping to find direction in life, as it supports the thought processes.

Iolite

22nd Anniversary Gemstone: Spinel Jewelry

Spinel has an enormous variety of colors: red, pink, orange, purple, and blue. For many years, red spinel was confused with ruby, and as a result is one of the most desired colors, which makes it the ideal stone for a 22nd anniversary celebration.

pink spinel rose gold ring by AME Jewellery

23rd Anniversary Gemstone: Imperial Topaz Jewelry

The 23rd wedding anniversary stone is imperial topaz, it is the stone of imagination and goals, typically offered in a reddish orange color. It is believed to be able to revive a person, increasing their positive thinking and expanding certainty and pride in their abilities.

Imperal Topaz

24th Anniversary Gemstone: Tanzanite Jewelry

Tanzanite is a relatively new gemstone. Known as the "stone of magic", it has properties that help to relax, calm stress, and improve balance. It is the traditional 24th anniversary stone, usually offered in the blue gemstone version.

Tanzanite

25th Anniversary Gemstone: Silver Jubilee

The 25th wedding anniversary is known as the silver anniversary, so traditional gifts are silver jewelry, symbolizing the brilliance of a long-lasting relationship. There are endless silver jewelry options that you can gift, and at Wonther we have several jewelry pieces that are perfect for a 25th wedding anniversary.

30th Anniversary Gemstone: Pearl Jubilee

Natural pearls are hard to find, so they are associated with the 30th anniversary because of the rarity of finding someone to spend your life with. In this way, gifting pearls can represent the beauty and scarcity of such a wonderful marriage union. Both cultured and natural pearls are created by layers — a nice metaphor for the years and love that have grown over time. The layers are called nacre, and the nacre is what gives pearls their luminescence. Since it’s also the gem for the third anniversary, now’s a perfect time to upgrade.

Pearl Strand Necklace with Ruby gold clasp by AME Jewellery

35th Anniversary Gemstone: Emerald Jewelry

On your 35th wedding anniversary, you can take the opportunity to purchase a piece of jewelry with an emerald, the brightest green stone, to celebrate yet another important milestone.

40th Anniversary Gemstone: Ruby Jewelry

The red ruby has always been the gemstone associated with the 40th anniversary for its representation of solid love and passion that has endured 40 years of marriage.

45th Anniversary Gemstone: Sapphire Jewelry

There is nothing that better represents a great lasting love than a 45-year marriage. This is a special milestone where you can offer a beautiful sapphire gemstone.

50th Anniversary Gemstone: Golden Jubilee

The 50th wedding anniversary is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated with gold, as a representation of the prosperity, richness, power, and happiness of a marriage that has lasted a lifetime. Gold also gives you the flexibility to choose any gemstone you want to gift.

55th Anniversary Gemstone: Alexandrite Jewelry

"Emerald by day, ruby by night," is the nickname of alexandrite, for its dramatic color change. It is such an unusual and unique stone that it has become a singular gift for a 55th wedding anniversary.

Alexandrite

60th Anniversary Gemstone: Diamond Jubilee

Reaching 60 years of marriage is a milestone that needs to be celebrated. And there is nothing more unique and special than diamonds - a representation of the enduring strength of the love you feel for each other. You’ve been together a long time; your love and commitment to each other can never be doubted. It might be time for someone else — perhaps your kids or grandkids — to show their love and pride with a gift of diamond jewelry as Fancy Color Diamonds

Fancy Color Diamonds

65th Anniversary Gemstone: Blue Spinel

Blue Spinel

70th Anniversary Gemstone: Platinum Jubilee

Platinum is a very resistant metal, just like a 70-year marriage, making it the ideal gift to celebrate this unique milestone in a couple's life. Choosing this metal also allows you to choose any gem option, as long as it is set in platinum.

75th Anniversary Gemstone: Sapphire Jubilee

Sapphire is a very popular stone that works perfectly in most types of jewelry, making it the ideal stone to celebrate the one and only 75th wedding anniversary. Fancy Sapphire in many colors, representing the variety of adventures you have experienced together in life.

fancy sapphires

80th Anniversary Gemstone: Ruby Jubilee

The ruby is given as a symbol of love and companionship, and what can represent that better than 80 years of marriage? Take this rare love milestone as an opportunity to gift a gorgeous red ruby jewelry piece.

Source: Wedding Anniversary Gemstone List Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - GIA

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