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Expect the unexpected. Astley Clarke Wedding Anniversary Gemstones. While tradition offers paper, tin and china as suitable gifts for the 1st, 10th and 20th wedding anniversary, we believe that certain occasions demand something a little more captivating. For a little assistance, we've drawn together our favourite gemstones, with a playful look at their symbolic meanings; because let's face it, you can never go wrong with jewellery.
A 'firestone' which Eskimo Inuit's believed contained the Northern Lights
It was thought that when placed in the mouth during a full moon, lover's futures would be revealed
The 'dream stone', this majestic gemstone is associated with contentment
One of the oldest protection amulets, it is thought to provide strength and peace
Thought to have a soothing effect on married couples, it can help work out differences and ensure a long and happy partnership
A chameleon of a gemstone, we love the many faces of this diverse gemstone
In both Eastern and Western astrology, topaz stands for strength and symbolises love and affection
From the Latin for pomegranate, the rich colours symbolising fertility, passion and love
Resilient and malleable, it is the most reflective of all the precious metals
A work of art taking years to form, every pearl is unique in colour, lustre, size and shape.
Its colour symbolises joy and happiness
In Sanskrit, rubies are known as ratnaraj, ‘king of precious stone'
Containing no oxides, Gold is the only precious metal that will not tarnish
The ancient Persians believed that the Earth rested on an enormous sapphire
One of the oldest minerals in the Universe, Diamond is the hardest natural substance known to man
So rare, all the platinum ever mined would not cover your ankles if poured in to an Olympic swimming pool
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