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.  

Alternate: Turquoise

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.

Alternate: Tanzanite

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.

Alternate: Opal

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.

Alternate: Aquamarine

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.

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