For centuries people have been gifting gemstones on anniversaries to loved ones. While most people are familiar with the big ones, such as the 25th and 50th, we present the gemstones for all of the anniversaries, even ones you may not be familiar with.
Here are the meanings of each stone to deepen the significance of these celebratory gifts:
1 Year Anniversary – The Mother of Pearl
The Mother of Pearl signifies faith and charity and is associated with protection and wealth.
Alternate: Peridot, Pearl
2 Year Anniversary – Garnet
Garnet attracts love and soul mates.
Alternate: Rose Quartz
3 Year Anniversary – Moonstone
Moonstone brings good fortune and passion.
Alternate: Crystal, Jade
4 Year Anniversary – Blue Topaz
Blue Topaz is the stone of true love.
Alternate: Blue Zircon
5 Year Anniversary – Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz provides the sparkle in your marriage.
Alternate: Pink Tourmaline
6 Year Anniversary – Amethyst
Amethyst is the stone of protection.
7 Year Anniversary – Onyx
Onyx is good for general happiness and prosperity.
Alternate: Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl
8 Year Anniversary – Tourmaline
Tourmaline enhances tolerance and understanding.
9 Year Anniversary – Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli promotes harmony in relationships.
Alternate: Amethyst, Green Spine
10 Year Anniversary – Crystal
Crystal fosters patience and tranquility.
Alternate: Blue Sapphire
11 Year Anniversary Gemstone – Turquoise
Turquoise protects from negative energy and brings good fortune.
Alternate: Citrine, Yellow Zircon
12 Year Anniversary – Jade
Jade is used to attract love, prosperity, protection, and healing.
13 Year Anniversary – Citrine
Citrine will give joy and love to the owner.
Alternate: Moonstone, Hawk’s Eye
14 Year Anniversary – Opal
Opal is the stone for faithful lovers.
Alternate: Bloodstone, Agate
15 Year Anniversary – Rhodolite
Rhodolite builds up confidence and love.
Alternate: Rhodolite Garnet, Alexandrite
16 Year Anniversary – Peridot
Peridot is the symbol of undying love and admiration.
Alternate – Red Spinel
17 Year Anniversary – Watches
Alternate: Carnelian gives your energy a boost and helps keep a sense of humor.
18 Year Anniversary – Chrysoprase
Chrysoprase encourages hope and joy.
19 Year Anniversary – Aquamarine
Aquamarine will protect against gossip.
Alternate: Almandine Garnet
20 Year Anniversary – Emerald
Emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess Venus and is said to preserve love.
Alternate: Yellow or Golden Diamond
21 Year Anniversary – Lolite
Lolite takes you on the journey of enlightenment and also helps with money and debt.
22 Year Anniversary – Spinel
Spinel stands for prosperity, perfection and good fortune.
Alternate: Blue Zircon stands for love, luck, happiness, and prosperity.
23 Year Anniversary – Yellow Topaz
Yellow Topaz draws love to its wearer.
24 Year Anniversary – Tanzanite
Tanzanite is a stone of soul transformation.
25 Year Anniversary – Silver
Silver represents a milestone and stands for a quarter-century of love.
Alternate: Tsavorite encourages self-awareness.
30 Year Anniversary – Pearl
Pearl is the symbol of purity and elegance.
Alternate: Diamond, Jade
35 Year Anniversary – Emerald
Emerald brings good fortune and youth.
Alternate: Coral, Jade
40 Year Anniversary – Ruby
Ruby is filled with love and brings friendship and love.
45 Year Anniversary – Sapphire
Sapphire is the stone of loyalty and fidelity.
Alternate: Cat’s Eye
50 Year Anniversary – Gold
Gold promotes good health and success. A 50th wedding anniversary is referred to as “golden” because, according to ancient tradition, it was this milestone anniversary where a husband would give his wife a golden wreath, garland, or necklace.
Alternate: Imperial or Golden Topaz
55 Year Anniversary – Alexandrite
Alexandrite stimulates pleasure and love.
60 Year Anniversary – Diamond Jubilee
Diamond Jubilee symbolizes everlasting love and strength.
Every anniversary is special and should be celebrated. At Patronik Designs, we can work with you to design unique jewelry to symbolize your love so your piece can forever be a reminder of your relationship.