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