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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Updated on October 20, 2013
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Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. She has written more than 200 articles on relationships and dating.

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones and Metals by Year

Gemstones Jewelry holds a very special place when it comes to Wedding Anniversary gifts. Giving gemstones as gifts have been in existence since medieval times. Gems are suggested depending on their property and specialty the occasion carries. Emily Post , the best selling author of several books on etiquette, was the first author to publish a list suggesting wedding anniversary gems for important years in the year 1922. As the time moved on the anniversary gemstones list has expanded and more suggestions came into existence endorsed by several authorities and associations specialized in Gemology.

Given below are the Wedding Anniversary Gemstones and Metals for different years of marriage.

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones
Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Alternate Gemstones

Wedding Anniversary Year
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year
Blue Zircon
5th year
Pink Tourmaline
6th year
7th year
Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl
8th year
9th year
10th year
Blue Sapphire
11th year
12th year
13th year
14th year
15th year
16th year
Red Spinel
17th year
18th year
19th year
Almandine Garnet
20th year
Yellow or Golden Diamond

Gemstones and Metals for different Wedding Anniversary Years

1st- Fresh Water Pearl

2nd- Rose Quartz, Garnet

3rd- Crystal, Pearl

4th- Amethyst, Topaz

5th-Turquoise, Sapphire

6th- Garnet, Amethyst

7th- Lapis Lazuli, Onyx

8th- Aventurine, Bronze, Multi-colored Tourmaline

9th- Tiger Eye, Lapis Lazuli

10th- Black Onyx, Diamond Jewelry

11th- Hematite, Turquoise

12th- Pearl, Agate, Jade,

13th- Malachite, Citrine

14th- Ivory, Moss Agate, Opal

15th- Crystal, Ruby

16th- Aquamarine, Peridot

17th- Citrine, Amethyst, Aventurine,Aquamarine

18th- Opal

19th-Topaz, Aquamarine

20th- Emerald

21st- Iolite

22nd- Spinel

23rd- Sapphire, Imperial Topaz

24th- Tanzanite

30th- Pearl, Diamond, Jade

35th- Coral, Jade, Emerald

40th- Ruby

45th- Sapphire, Alexandrite

50th- Red Gold Gemstone

52nd - Ruby

55th- Emerald, Alexandrite

60th- Diamond

65th- Star Sapphire

75th- Diamond, Sapphire

Other than Gemstones, Jewelry or Objects made of metals can be given as Wedding Anniversary gifts.

1st,14th,50th - Gold

7th - Copper

8th - Bronze

20th - Platinum

25th - Sterling Silver

So next time when you need to buy a Wedding Anniversary Gift, Why not choose from this Gemstones and Metals list?

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  • Sunshine625 profile image

    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Useful hub to many!! Thanks for creating it!!

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    Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    A brilliant and useful hub for anyone looking for an anniversary gift!

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    Christine Mulberry 8 years ago

    Well, I guess in a few months I'm due for some Aventurine, Bronze, Multi-colored Tourmaline!