Anniversary Gemstones & Symbols

An anniversary is a special occasion to celebrate one’s love for their spouse.  Each anniversary can be represented by a gift of gemstone or special symbol signifying the years of marriage.  D’Elegante can help you choose just the right gemstone or gift to celebrate your special occasion.

AnniversaryGemstoneTraditional SymbolModern Symbol
1Gold JewelryPaperClocks
2GarnetCottonChina
3Cultured or Natural PearlsLeatherCrystal, Glass
4Blue TopazFruit, FlowersElectrical Appliances
5SapphireWoodSilverware
6AmethystCandy, IronWood
7OnyxWool, CopperDesk Sets
8TourmalineBronze, PotteryLinens, Lace
9Lapis LazuliPottery, WillowLeather
10Diamond JewelryTin, AluminumDiamond Jewelry
11TurquoiseSteelFashion Jewelry
12JadeSilk, LinenPearls, Colored Gems
13CitrineLaceTextile, Furs
14OpalIvoryGold Jewelry
15RubyCrystalWatches
16PeridotChinaPlatinum
17Watches
18Cat's Eye
19Aquamarine
20EmeraldChinaPlatinum
21Iolite
22Spinel
23Imperial Topaz
24Tanzanite
25Silver JubileeSilverSiler
30Cultured/Natural Pearl JubileePearlDiamond
35EmeraldCoralJade
40RubyRubyRuby
45SapphireSapphireSapphire
50Golden JubilieeGoldGold
55AlexandriteEmeraldEmerald
60DiamondDiamondDiamond

Credit:  American Gem Trade Association
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Interesting Jewelry Facts: Amethyst

  • Amethyst is the birthstone for February and celebrates the 6th and 17th year of marriage.
  • The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word “methustos” which means “intoxicated”.
  • The gem is composed of quartz which is the second most abundant material found in the Earth’s crust.

Amethyst Legends: 

  • Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from drunkenness.
  • Leanardo da Vinci once said the amethyst helps to quicken intelligence and get rid of evil thoughts.
  • It is said the Saint Valentine had an amethyst ring carved with an image of a Cupid.

Credit:  American Gem Society

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