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

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

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

Other Pages you may find useful

21st to 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

strong married couple together after 20 years

These 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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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

27th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

28th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

29th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

30th Wedding anniversary gifts

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.

21st Year Wedding Anniversary

Brass artefacts match the modern symbol for the 21st year wedding anniversary

Traditionally, 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 anniversary

The 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;

Please see out 21st Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 20th Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 22nd Anniversary Ideas

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.