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Wedding anniversary gemstones

Wedding anniversaries are celebrated after one or few months after the wedding day. The first day from which the anniversaries and jubilees are counted is the wedding day – the green wedding.

During the first year of marriage anniversaries are celebrated each month. From 1 to 15 year of marriage the anniversaries are celebrated every year and later every five years. From 45 to 50 the anniversaries again are celebrated each year. After the celebration of the 50th anniversary which is called the golden jubilee the anniversaries are again celebrated every five years. In some countries wedding anniversaries are also celebrated in the partway of the seventh, thirteenth, thirty-eight, sixty-six year of living in marriage. Thirty fourth years is also celebrated.

Twenty fifth and fiftieth anniversary is related to the Medieval German‘s traditions. They used to present women living in marriage for 25 years a crown of white and silver flowers. For those who are living in marriage for 50 years – a crown of yellow, golden flowers. It is thought that the tradition of Diamond anniversaries (60 and 75 years) has originated from Great Britain, 60 year reign of Queen Victoria

Year of anniversary

Present

1

Gold

2

Garnet

3

Pearl/ jade

4

Blue topaz/ blue zircon

5

Sapphire/ pink tourmaline

6

Amethyst/ turquoise

7

Onyx/ yellow sapphire/ golden beryl

8

Tourmaline/ tanzanite

9

Lapis lazuli (lazurite)/ amethyst/ green spinel

10

Diamond/ blue sapphire

11

Turquoise/ citrine/ yellow zircon

12

Jade (nephrite)/ opal

13

Citrine/ moonstone/ hawk‘s eye

14

Opal/ agate/ bloodstone

15

Ruby/ rhodolite garnet/ alexandrite

16

Peridot/ red spinel

17

Amethyst/ watches/ carnelian

18

Cat eye or chrysoberyl/ aquamarine

19

Aquamarine/ almandine garnet

20

Emerald/ yellow or golden diamond

21

Iolite

22

Spinel

23

Imperial topaz

24

Tanzanite

25

Silver jubilee/ tsavorite/ green garnet

30

Pearl jubilee

35

Emerald

40

Ruby

45

Sapphire/ cat eye

50

Golden jubilee/ imperial or golden topaz

55

Alexandrite

60

Diamond jubilee/ star ruby

65

Blue spinel

70

Sapphire jubilee/ smoky quartz

75

Diamond jubilee

80

Ruby jubilee