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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

All wedding anniversaries deserve to be celebrated and have been so through the centuries. It is a good opportunity to demonstrate your love and affection for one another. Historically, wedding anniversaries date all the way back to the Roman Empire when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary and a gold wreath on the fiftieth.

Fun Fact

Traditions vary from country to country, but in the UK one can receive a message from the queen for 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and any wedding anniversary after that, currently sent as a greeting card. The cards are arranged by the anniversaries’ office at the Buckingham Palace and consist of a card containing a personalized message and come in a special envelope.

Gifts

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 personal!

For instance, we believe that your 1st should be celebrated with Labradorite, a gemstone that was once thought to have the Northern Lights trapped inside it.

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And for your 2nd anniversary deserves something as pretty as Moonstone, a gemstone that is said to bring good fortune, promotes inspiration and brings success in love as well as business matters.

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Whereas if you are a bit further down the line and you are celebrating your 25th anniversary, you gift your loved one silver.

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When you have been married for 60 years it is in order to celebrate with one of the oldest minerals in the universe: The Diamond! It is the hardest natural substance known to man with a long history as beautiful objects of desire.

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Interested in knowing more? Find out what your anniversary stone is this year, have a look at our Wedding Anniversary Guide

Or if you are interested in gemstones and their meanings, read our Gemstone Guide.

 
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