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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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.

24th Year Wedding Anniversary

There is something special about the 24th year wedding anniversary, and that is you’re almost at a quarter of a century together and you know each other inside-out so you can really make each new year something really memorable with a nice gift. Although it’s not a milestone date like the 20th was or the 25th will be, it’s still a nice occasion to get together and spend time with each other, remembering your wedding day and your vows, and having the excitement of trading gifts with one another.

Part of a trumpet to indicate musical instruments are the modern 24th year wedding anniversary theme

The 24th year wedding anniversary gift will have to follow the theme of the modern or contemporary gift of musical instruments as there are no traditional symbols or materials associated with this year. That doesn’t mean you have to buy a full brass band’s worth of instruments, but maybe you could take the first step to building a nice hobby of learning to play an instrument with your partner.

You’ll never forget that it was bought for your 24th wedding anniversary and you can teach, encourage and work together as a team, just as you have for all of these years together.Having a musical instrument in the home can bring out your creative sides and give you something to work towards, and it might even have been a hobby earlier in your life or something you’ve always wished to do but haven’t gotten around to it yet. So, now’s the time to buy a trumpet, a piano, a guitar or something else musical.

Similarly with the traditional symbols and materials, there are no flowers associated with the 24th wedding anniversary gift, but that’s OK it just means you can have free reign in buying a beautiful bunch of flowers for your loved one that she really likes. If she prefers roses, tulips, lilies or if it’s spring, then daffodils might be a great choice for her.

24th year wedding anniversary appropriate gemstone is tanzanite

When it comes to buying the 24th wedding anniversary gift, then you could opt for the gemstone that is connected to the date which is tanzanite. Tanzanite is the rare gem that hails from the hills of Tanzania in Africa, and is stunning with its blue and purple look. Being from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s an exotic and unique gem that looks wonderful either on its own or as part of a necklace, ring or earrings. Tanzanite in it’s natural form is a rather dull shade of grey and is a rather uninteresting stone however when heat treated it turns into vivid shades of Violet or indigo. The larger stones with the more vibrant and clear are the ones that can achieve very high prices. When choosing higher value tanzinate gemstones you need to also ask if the stone is cobalt coated which is done to enhance stones with poor colour.

The 24th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 24th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 8,760 days or 210,240 hours or 12,614,400 minutes which is over 756 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 65,700 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 7 years, 6 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 50,745 hours which is about 5 years, 10 months. You would have by now shared about 19,100 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 3 months of continuous eating!

The 24th year wedding anniversary is something that you can really make an effort with as it’s often overshadowed by the impending 25th year anniversary. Twenty-four years is still a fantastic amount of time to be married and it deserves to be celebrated in style. Don’t forget to buy some flowers, as even if there are no specific ones related, you can make a lovely gesture and buy some anyway. You could look forward to buying a musical instrument together or a pair to play together, and then buy music lessons for the type of instrument you buy. One thing is for sure, you’ll not forget the 24th wedding anniversary gift in a hurry!

24th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 24th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Please see out 24th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 23rd Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 25th 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.

24th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

This Wedding Anniversary does not have a traditional gift theme. The Contemporary or Modern Twenty fourth anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. Futhermore the Gemstone list shows Tanzanite associated with the 24th Wedding Anniversary. Finally there are no appropriate flowers for this year.