Iolite Pendant

Iolite Pendant on a 18 Sterling Silver Diamond-cut Chain.”
Said to be a vision stone activating your third eye. It is also claimed to release discord within relationships as it encourages taking responsibility for yourself and overcome co-dependency within your partnership. It is the appropriate gemstone to the 21st Wedding Anniversary.

The Sterling Silver mounts and chains have the appropriate markings identifying them as quality silver items.

Supplied mounted in a maroon Jewellery Case on matching Cushion ready for gift wrapping.

Gemstone Spiral KeyRings

Description

Gemstone Spiral KeyRings

These delightful and unique gemstone spiral keyrings are made using a silver plated spiral bead cage, silver plated chain, and keyring. Each semi-precious gemstone is unique which makes these keyrings a one of a kind gift.

A beautiful anniversary gift for anyone celebrating the year matching the gemstone.

Agate Treasured as a good overall healing stone thought to balance and calm the mind as well as emotions. Some people believe it helps ease painful conditions such as bruises, strains and sprains. Appropriate gemstone for the 12th and 14th Wedding anniversary also the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Aquarius.

Citrine Diminishes self-destructive tendencies by raising self-esteem. Good for overall emotional well-being.

Aquamarine Giving warm-hearted energy, this soothing stone is said to pacify nerves and banish phobias whilst ensuring calm and tranquillity. Appropriate gemstone for the 16th or 19th Wedding Anniversary.

Hematite Enhances personal magnetism, will and courage. Some people believe it is beneficial for blood flow, stress and the nerves. Appropriate gemstone for the 11th Wedding Anniversary.

Lapis Lazuli Considered to be the “tone of friendship” It is said to protect one from physical danger and encourage honesty and dignity.

Garnet An exquisite stone said to be therapeutic in times of trauma. Should be worn close to the skin to get its full effect.

Moonstone A beautiful iridescent form of Feldspar. Some claim it promotes long life, happiness and loyalty to the wearer. Appropriate gemstone for the 13th Wedding Anniversary also the birthstone for the zodiac sign of Cancer.

Tiger Eye The confidence stone inspires brave but sensible behaviour. Claimed by some to aid the digestive system. Appropriate gemstone for the 9th Wedding Anniversary.

Opal In Turkey it was believed that it came direct from heaven in a flash of lightning. It is said to lose its lustre when worn by one who is unfaithful to the giver. Opal is said to be a seductive stone intensifying emotions and releasing inhibitions. Appropriate gemstone for the 18th Wedding Anniversary.

Peridot Said to alleviate jealously, resentment, spite and anger; it helps reduce stress. Claimed by wearers to enhance confidence and assertion without aggression. Appropriate Gemstone for the 16th Wedding Anniversary.

Ruby Said to encourage passion for life it improves motivation and the setting of realistic goals. Claimed to overcome exhaustion and lethargy imparting potency and vigour. It is the appropriate gemstone for the 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Sapphire Said to be the wisdom stone it releases depression and spiritual confusion whilst stimulating concentration. Claimed to bring prosperity and attracts gifts of all kinds. It is the appropriate gemstone for the 65th Wedding Anniversary.

Malachite Said to aid intuition and insight Malachite is considered to be a powerful stone; life is lived more intensely under the influence of this stone which encourages risk taking and change. It is claimed to strengthen the ability to absorb and process information. Appropriate gemstone for the 13th Wedding Anniversary.

Garnet An exquisite stone said to be therapeutic in times of trauma. Should be worn close to the skin to get its full effect. It is the appropriate gemstone for the 6th Wedding Anniversary.

Emerald Known as the stone of Successful love it is said to bring with it domestic bliss and loyalty. A favoured gift between lovers for centuries as it is claimed to change colour should any unfaithfulness occur. It is the appropriate gemstone for the 20th and 55th Wedding Anniversaries.

Iolite Said to be a vision stone activating your third eye. It is also claimed to release discord within relationships as it encourages taking responsibility for yourself and overcome co-dependency within your partnership. It is the appropriate gemstone to the 21st Wedding Anniversary.

Copper The therapeutic properties have long been known, said to aid bones and joints. Among some African tribes copper is a comprehensive symbol of light and life. In Greek mythology copper if the symbol of the Goddess Venus a symbol of Love.

Goldstone (Copper suspended in glass) Among some African tribes copper is a comprehensive symbol of light and life. In Greek mythology copper is the symbol of the Goddess Venus a symbol of Love.

New Jade (serpentine) Said to ensure longevity it is also known as the infinite stone as it is believed to heal imbalances from past lives and clear emotional baggage from previous relationships.

Topaz Said to be an empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. Topaz helps shed light on the path and highlights goals whilst tapping into your inner resources. Appropriate gemstone for your 4th Wedding anniversary.

Wood (fossilised) Love stands the test of time as does this fossilised wood. From the great forests this wood could have stood when the dinosaurs walked the earth. Wood is the symbol for the 5th Wedding Anniversary.

If you are looking for a specific stone or specific healing property please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

The Key ring is silver plated and the cage housing the polished gemstone is approximately 25mm in diameter. The Keyring is presented in a black suedette drawstring bag.

Please Note: Only genuine gemstones that have been tumble polished are used. As these semi-precious gemstones are a natural product there will be variations in both size, shape and colour to the images shown however our quality control ensures they are of similar nature.

Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

multicoloured gemstones surrounding the words gemstone wedding anniversary gift list

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

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

 

21st to 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

strong married couple together after 20 yearsThese years include the first anniversary that is considered a major milestone for any marriage, this, of course is the Silver Wedding (25 years) and then 5 years later is the also popular Pearl Wedding (30 years.)

These milestone events, just like all the milestone events have their own title e.g. Silver Wedding, Pearl Wedding, etc.  rather than the often misquoted silver anniversary or pearl anniversary as this would imply you are celebrating an anniversary of the Silver or Pearl Wedding and that would happen a year later (it gets very confusing!)

21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

Anniversary Ideas every year

Anniversary gift givingWelcome to Anniversary Ideas, your number one resource for celebrating any wedding anniversary.

We help guide you through the questions that need answering in order to have the best anniversary possible.

  • What is the traditional material for your anniversary?
  • What is the best way to celebrate your anniversary year?
  • What anniversary gift may I get my wife/husband?

Questions all answered by us.

Once you have a good idea of the type of anniversary gifts you can purchase, we will show you the best gifts available on or off line for the anniversary theme you require.

If you are unsure;

  • what anniversary gifts are appropriate for the year being celebrated and what’s best give give your loved one
  • how to celebrate your anniversary;
  • what material is traditionally associated with the anniversary year you are celebrating.

Then let us help you. we’ve been doing this for many years ever since our first web site which was the pioneer for wedding anniversary resources on the world wide web.

Anniversary Gifts

From the 1st Wedding Anniversary through to the 100th year (yes someone has given the 100th a symbol!) we supply details of the traditional or modern symbol, flower and gemstone associated with each year.

anniversary gifts lined up imageWe’ve done a lot of the work for you by searching the internet to bring together some of the best and most unique anniversary gift ideas around. Now these are just not general gifts they are specific anniversary ideas that match either the traditional or contemporary symbol for the Wedding Anniversary you are celebrating.

Wedding Anniversaries : Find out what material is traditionally associated with each year. Anniversary Etiquette : Holding an Anniversary Party? we answer the popular questions on etiquette; how to celebrate, why celebrate, gift giving and other commonly asked questions. All Wedding Anniversary details If you are celebrating a year that is not in the traditional list then this page gives themes and symbols for ever year up to the 50th and then every 5th anniversary up to the 100th!

1st Wedding anniversary

The traditional first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding anniversary

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding anniversary

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding anniversary

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding anniversary

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding anniversary

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminum. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils.

11th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Steel. The modern eleventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fashion Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Turquoise; an alternative gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Hematite. The appropriate flowers for the eleventh wedding anniversary are Morning Glories.

12th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Linen; an alternative traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Silk. The modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Colour Gems; an alternative modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pearls. The appropriate gemstone for the twelfth wedding anniversary has a theme of Agate. The appropriate flowers for the twelfth wedding anniversary are Peonies.

13th Wedding anniversary

The traditional thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace. The modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Textiles; an alternative modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Furs. The  appropriate gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Malachite; an alternative gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine; another alternative gemstone 13th wedding anniversary can be themed with Moonstone. The appropriate flowers for the thirteenth wedding anniversary are Hollyhock.

14th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Ivory. The modern fourteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Jewellery; an alternative gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Moss Agate. The appropriate flowers for the fourteenth wedding anniversary are Dahlia.

15th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The modern fifteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Watches. The appropriate flowers for the fifteenth wedding anniversary are Roses.

After the fifteenth Wedding Anniversary the traditional anniversary gift list only provides a theme for every fifth year up until the 50th and then the Diamond Anniversary being the Seventy-fifth year.

16th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver Hollowware.The appropriate gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Peridot; an alternative gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aquamarine.

17th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventeenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture. The appropriate gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine.

18th Wedding anniversary

The modern eighteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Porcelain. The appropriate gemstone for the eighteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Opal.

19th Wedding anniversary

The modern nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Bronze. The appropriate gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aquamarine; an alternative gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Topaz.

20th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China; an alternative modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Platinum. The appropriate flowers for the twentieth wedding anniversary are Day Lily.

21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

31st Wedding anniversary

The thirty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Timepieces.

32nd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Conveyances.

33rd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst.

34th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Opal.

35th Wedding anniversary also known as the Coral Wedding

The traditional thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Coral. The modern thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Jade.

36th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China.

37th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alabaster.

38th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Beryl.

39th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace.

40th Wedding anniversary also known as the Ruby Wedding

The traditional fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The modern fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The gemstone fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The appropriate flowers for the fortieth wedding anniversary are Nasturtium.

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.

After the fiftieth wedding anniversary most of the anniversary gift lists move to only nominating a theme ever five years.

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.

21st Year Wedding Anniversary

Brass artefacts match the modern symbol for the 21st year wedding anniversaryTraditionally, the 21st year wedding anniversary does not have any symbols or materials associated with it, but in more modern times, the theme of a great 21st wedding anniversary gift has been associated with nickel or brass. Those two elements are stunning metals that opens up the doors to a myriad of items and gifts that will be perfect for the 21st year of marriage.

When it comes to buying a wedding gift, you should already be well-experienced after the past 20 years, but as your anniversary is a special time for you to remember your wedding day and your wedding vows, you might need a little helping hand and that’s what we can provide. Nickel is a stunning metal that can be found in many jewellery items and brass is perfect for home furniture or outdoor garden furniture.

Nickel block showing Ni for its designation in the periodic table.You could buy a gorgeous sculpture or a chic paperweight made from the metals and even have it engraved with the 21st wedding anniversary gift emblazoned upon it. Your partner is part of your life and has been for two decades, and now you’re into the third. As such, you should find a way to make the wedding anniversary gift very special so you can enjoy it both together whole-heartedly.

Surprisingly, the 21st wedding anniversary does not have any flowers connected to it, unlike many other anniversary gifts. However, as all women love freshly cut and bought flowers, buying some of her favourite flowers will be the icing on the cake for the wedding anniversary, and as there are no traditional bunches of flowers it will seem just that little bit extra special, and will show you’ve used your initiative.

Iolite ring in a blue jewellery cushioned case indicating the type of gifts that can be purchased for the 21st year wedding anniversaryThe gemstone that is associated with the 21st wedding anniversary is iolite, which is a stunning gem that is another name for cordierite and can even be colourless, brittle gem that has a blue-purple tinge sometimes and looks divine. It’s perfect for jewellery such as necklaces or bracelets, or even a ring.

The 21st year wedding anniversary gift should be just as a special as the previous years, and the following years to come, and that’s why we have combined the finest gifts you can buy your loved one on this special day.The iodite comes from all corners of the world, such as Australia, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Brazil, Canada, Madagascar and even Connecticut, and depending on where it originated from will depend on the colour. The gems normally are blue to purple but there are yellow and gray versions of the same gem, that are just as impressive.

The 21st year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

On the 21st anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 7,665 days or 183,960 hours or 11,037,600 minutes which is over 662 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 57,400 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 6 years, 7 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 44,402 hours which is about 5 years, 1 month. You would have by now shared about 16,700 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 1 month of continuous eating!

Whatever you want to buy for your partner on this special day, make sure the 21st wedding anniversary gift will wow them and make a big impact. Although there are no traditional themed gifts to buy, you could take this opportunity to use the modern theme gift which is brass or nickel, and add in the gems of iodite. Buy her some flowers of her choice to make up for the lack of themed flowers associated with the day, and make the 21st wedding anniversary something to remember.

21st Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 21st Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Wedding anniversaries 21st – 30th year

strong married couple together after 20 yearsThese years include the first anniversary that is considered a major milestone for any marriage, this, of course is the Silver Wedding (25 years) and then 5 years later is the also popular Pearl Wedding (30 years.)

These milestone events, just like all the milestone events have their own title e.g. Silver Wedding, Pearl Wedding, etc.  rather than the often misquoted silver anniversary or pearl anniversary as this would imply you are celebrating an anniversary of the Silver or Pearl Wedding and that would happen a year later (it gets very confusing!)

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21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

21st wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

The Contemporary or Modern 21st anniversary gifts have a theme of Nickel. The Gemstone list shows Iolite associated with the 21st Wedding Anniversary. Finally, there are no appropriate flowers nor a traditional gift for the year.