Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

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Themes for gemstone wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of precious and semi-precious gemstones that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different gemstone associated with that year, here we are talking about the Gemstone Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Modern, Traditional and Flower lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.

The Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

The gemstone wedding anniversary list has developed over the generations into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Gemstone Wedding List History page.

Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the gemstone for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that gemstone and year.

Some years have no material or theme under the gemstone anniversary list, below the fiftieth these anniversaries will have a theme in the Modern Anniversary List. Above the 50th they have no theme or material.

Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

1st Wedding Anniversary Fresh Water Pearl
2nd Wedding Anniversary Garnet or Rose Quartz
3rd Wedding Anniversary Crystal
4th Wedding Anniversary Amethyst or Topaz
5th Wedding Anniversary Turquoise
6th Wedding Anniversary Amethyst or Garnet
7th Wedding Anniversary Lapis Lazuli or Onyx
8th Wedding Anniversary Aventurine or Multi-coloured Tourmaline
9th Wedding Anniversary Tiger Eye or Lapis Lazuli
10th Wedding Anniversary Black Onyx
11th Wedding Anniversary Turquoise or Hematite
12th Wedding Anniversary Agate
13th Wedding Anniversary Malachite or Citrine or Moonstone
14th Wedding Anniversary Jewellery or Moss Agate
16th Wedding Anniversary Peridot or Aquamarine
17th Wedding Anniversary Amethyst or Citrine or Opal
19th Wedding Anniversary Aquamarine or Topaz
21st Wedding Anniversary Iolite
22nd Wedding Anniversary Spinel (all Colours)
23rd Wedding Anniversary Imperial Topaz
24th Wedding Anniversary Tanzanite
25th Wedding Anniversary Sterling Silver
30th Wedding Anniversary Pearl
35th Wedding Anniversary Emerald
40th Wedding Anniversary Ruby
45th Wedding Anniversary Alexandrite
50th Wedding Anniversary Gold
55th Wedding Anniversary Alexandrite
60th Wedding Anniversary Diamonds
65th Wedding Anniversary Star Sapphire

There are a few variations with the gemstone wedding anniversary gifts list shown above where we have found variations we have listed them with the most common/popular listed first.

List Sources: Anniversary Gift List – American Gem Society. A Brief Dictionary of American Superstitions – Vergilius Ferm, The Philosophical Library, 1959.

Milestone Gemstone wedding anniversary gifts

As with other Wedding Anniversary Lists the Gemstone list converges with the other lists on the milestone anniversaries so the material or theme is the same as the other lists e.g. 25th Anniversary is Silver and the 40th Anniversary is Ruby

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41st to 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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These years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

41st Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary gifts

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.

Above 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Beyond 50 years of marriage each anniversary year does not have a symbol or material associated with it, rather every 5 years is celebrated with the exception of 65 years of marriage which has no traditional symbol associated with the year although Star Sapphire is often quoted.

Although there is a symbol for every 5th year up until 100 years of marriage we have yet to see anyone achieve an anniversary over 90 years although given people are now living longer we feel this is only a matter of time before this occurs. Wikipedia maintain a list of couples who have had the longest marriage together.

55th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of 55th; an alternative traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald. The modern fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald. The gemstone fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

60th Wedding anniversary gifts

The modern sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The gemstone sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

65th Wedding anniversary gifts

The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Star Sapphire.

70th Wedding anniversary gifts

The modern seventieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Platinum.

75th Wedding anniversary gifts

The traditional seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The modern seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

80th Wedding anniversary gifts

The eightieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls; an alternative modern eightieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds. Oak has also been mentioned although no reference source can be found for this theme.

85th Wedding anniversary gifts

The eight-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire; an alternative modern eight fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

90th Wedding anniversary gifts

The ninetieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds; an alternative modern ninetieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald.

95th Wedding anniversary gifts

The ninety-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby; an alternative modern ninety fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

100th Wedding anniversary gifts

The one hundredth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ten Carat Diamond.

55th year Wedding Anniversary

Emerald Anniversary gifts

Traditional 55th anniversary gifts have a theme of Emerald.

A Contemporary or Modern anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald.

This Wedding Anniversary does not have any flowers associated with it.

The Gemstone list shows Alexandrite and Emerald are the gems associated with this Anniversary

Lots of Folklore surround the Emerald stone. Emerald was believed to lessen the pangs and dangers of child-birth by wearing it it was also believed to be a great protector of chastity; it was said that if a broken vow or unchaste act occurred between the giver and recipient then the emerald would become dim or lose it’s colour and an act of gross treachery might even cause the stone to crumble on its setting!

45th year Wedding Anniversary

45th year wedding anniversary is also know as the Sapphire Wedding

Congratulations on your 45th year wedding anniversary. This is one of the biggest milestones you can achieve and you’re only another five years from your half century together. Before you start thinking about what 45th year wedding anniversary gifts you could buy take a look around our website for some anniversary gifts and ideas. As you’ll be well-aware, there are certain themes, symbols and items associated with certain wedding anniversaries and the 45th is no different.

Across the board with all the anniversary lists, the main theme of the 45th year wedding anniversary is Sapphire. That azure blue gemstone is not only the gem of choice but it is the modern and the traditional theme suggested for the 45th wedding anniversary. Therefore, when it comes to buying a 45th year wedding anniversary gift the stunning blue jewel should be looked at.

As you know there are many different ways you could incorporate the sapphire into your gift buying and none are more so impressive than a large ring. Your 45th wedding anniversary is so special as it marks the occasion that you brought your two lives together all of those years ago and by splashing out and buying a piece of jewellery with a Sapphire in it will make it all the more special. You could find earrings, bracelets, a brooch or even an anklet with a sapphire in it and you just know that your wife will absolutely adore it.

There aren’t just blue sapphires either, some traces of other elements can affect the colour and there have been many sapphires that are green, orange, purple, pink and even yellow. So, if you’re in the running to buy a sapphire but your spouse doesn’t like blue then fear not as there are many other colours. The other gemstone that is sometimes associated with the 45th wedding anniversary is Alexandrite which is just as beautiful as sapphire but most people prefer the rarer jewel to give as a gift.

As the flower anniversary list does not associate any flowers with the 45th year wedding anniversary, that choice is left up to you but remember, no wedding anniversary present would be complete without a stunning bouquet of flowers. Depending on the time of year means that certain flowers will be available and if your wife loves daffodils then the spring time could well mean that your wedding anniversary flowers could be those stark yellow ones.

Whatever you decide to buy for your 45th wedding anniversary gift, make sure it has the sapphire theme running through it and make the most of this landmark occasion. Your love for each other would have grown so much over the years and before long you will be able to say that you have been married for 50 years!



The 45th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

45th year wedding anniversary

On the 45th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for:

  • 16,425 days, which is
  • 394,200 hours, which is
  • 23,652,000 minutes, which is
  • Over 1,419 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 123,100 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 14 years, 1 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 95,148 hours which is about 10 years, 10 months. You would have by now shared about 35,800 meals together which equates to approximately 2 years, 5 months of continuous eating!

45th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 45th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Please see out 45th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 44th Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 46th Anniversary Ideas

Wedding anniversaries above 50 years

Beyond 50 years of marriage each anniversary year does not have a symbol or material associated with it, rather every 5 years is celebrated with the exception of 65 years of marriage which has no traditional symbol associated with the year although Star Sapphire is often quoted.

Although there is a symbol for every 5th year up until 100 years of marriage we have yet to see anyone achieve an anniversary over 90 years although given people are now living longer we feel this is only a matter of time before this occurs. Wikipedia maintain a list of couples who have had the longest marriage together.

55th Wedding anniversary also known as the Emerald Wedding

The traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of 55th; an alternative traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald. The modern fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald. The gemstone fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

60th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The gemstone sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

65th Wedding anniversary

The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Star Sapphire.

70th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Platinum.

75th Wedding anniversary also known as the Diamond Wedding

The traditional seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The modern seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

80th Wedding anniversary

The eightieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls; an alternative modern eightieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds. Oak has also been mentioned although no reference source can be found for this theme.

85th Wedding anniversary

The eight-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire; an alternative modern eight fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

90th Wedding anniversary

The ninetieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds; an alternative modern ninetieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald.

95th Wedding anniversary

The ninety-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby; an alternative modern ninety fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

100th Wedding anniversary

The one hundredth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ten Carat Diamond.

 

 

Wedding anniversaries 41st – 50th year

senior married couple smiling, cuddling and facing cameraThese years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

41st Wedding anniversary

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary also known as the Sapphire Wedding

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary also known as the Golden Wedding

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.

45th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

45th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional theme of Sapphire Contemporary or Modern Forty fifth anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The flowers associated with the 45th anniversary are . The Gemstone list shows Alexandrite associated with the 45th Wedding Anniversary.

 

55th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

55th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional gift theme of Emeralds, the Contemporary or Modern anniversary list shows 55th anniversary gifts also have a theme of Emeralds. There are no flowers associated with the 55th anniversary. The Gemstone list shows Alexandrite associated with the 55th Wedding Anniversary.