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Gemstone Wedding Anniversary Gifts 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 AnniversaryFresh Water Pearl
2nd Wedding AnniversaryGarnet or Rose Quartz
3rd Wedding AnniversaryCrystal
4th Wedding AnniversaryAmethyst or Topaz
5th Wedding AnniversaryTurquoise
6th Wedding AnniversaryAmethyst or Garnet
7th Wedding AnniversaryLapis Lazuli or Onyx
8th Wedding AnniversaryAventurine or Multi-coloured Tourmaline
9th Wedding AnniversaryTiger Eye or Lapis Lazuli
10th Wedding AnniversaryBlack Onyx
11th Wedding AnniversaryTurquoise or Hematite
12th Wedding AnniversaryAgate
13th Wedding AnniversaryMalachite or Citrine or Moonstone
14th Wedding AnniversaryJewellery or Moss Agate
16th Wedding AnniversaryPeridot or Aquamarine
17th Wedding AnniversaryAmethyst or Citrine or Opal
19th Wedding AnniversaryAquamarine or Topaz
21st Wedding AnniversaryIolite
22nd Wedding AnniversarySpinel (all Colours)
23rd Wedding AnniversaryImperial Topaz
24th Wedding AnniversaryTanzanite
25th Wedding AnniversarySterling Silver
30th Wedding AnniversaryPearl
35th Wedding AnniversaryEmerald
40th Wedding AnniversaryRuby
45th Wedding AnniversaryAlexandrite
50th Wedding AnniversaryGold
55th Wedding AnniversaryAlexandrite
60th Wedding AnniversaryDiamonds
65th Wedding AnniversaryStar 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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