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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Anamika S. Jain has been a social media consultant for six years. She has written more than 200 articles on relationships and dating.

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones and Metals by Year

Gemstones Jewelry holds a very special place when it comes to Wedding Anniversary gifts. Giving gemstones as gifts have been in existence since medieval times. Gems are suggested depending on their property and specialty the occasion carries. Emily Post , the best selling author of several books on etiquette, was the first author to publish a list suggesting wedding anniversary gems for important years in the year 1922. As the time moved on the anniversary gemstones list has expanded and more suggestions came into existence endorsed by several authorities and associations specialized in Gemology.

Given below are the Wedding Anniversary Gemstones and Metals for different years of marriage.

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

Alternate Gemstones

Wedding Anniversary YearGemstone

1st year


2nd year


3rd year


4th year

Blue Zircon

5th year

Pink Tourmaline

6th year


7th year

Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl

8th year


9th year


10th year

Blue Sapphire

11th year


12th year


13th year


14th year


15th year


16th year

Red Spinel

17th year


18th year


19th year

Almandine Garnet

20th year

Yellow or Golden Diamond

Gemstones and Metals for different Wedding Anniversary Years

1st- Fresh Water Pearl

2nd- Rose Quartz, Garnet

3rd- Crystal, Pearl

4th- Amethyst, Topaz

5th-Turquoise, Sapphire

6th- Garnet, Amethyst

7th- Lapis Lazuli, Onyx

8th- Aventurine, Bronze, Multi-colored Tourmaline

9th- Tiger Eye, Lapis Lazuli

10th- Black Onyx, Diamond Jewelry

11th- Hematite, Turquoise

12th- Pearl, Agate, Jade,

13th- Malachite, Citrine

14th- Ivory, Moss Agate, Opal

15th- Crystal, Ruby

16th- Aquamarine, Peridot

17th- Citrine, Amethyst, Aventurine,Aquamarine

18th- Opal

19th-Topaz, Aquamarine

20th- Emerald

21st- Iolite

22nd- Spinel

23rd- Sapphire, Imperial Topaz

24th- Tanzanite

30th- Pearl, Diamond, Jade

35th- Coral, Jade, Emerald

40th- Ruby

45th- Sapphire, Alexandrite

50th- Red Gold Gemstone

52nd - Ruby

55th- Emerald, Alexandrite

60th- Diamond

65th- Star Sapphire

75th- Diamond, Sapphire

Other than Gemstones, Jewelry or Objects made of metals can be given as Wedding Anniversary gifts.

1st,14th,50th - Gold

7th - Copper

8th - Bronze

20th - Platinum

25th - Sterling Silver

So next time when you need to buy a Wedding Anniversary Gift, Why not choose from this Gemstones and Metals list?

  • Wedding Anniversary Flowers
    Who can resist the beauty of flowers? It is said that Flowers can convey a thousand emotions and have been used as a way of expressing feelings for centuries. The Flowers convey different meanings depending on their color and type.

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Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 14, 2012:

Useful hub to many!! Thanks for creating it!!

Jonathan McCloskey from Cinnaminson, New Jersey on May 14, 2012:

A brilliant and useful hub for anyone looking for an anniversary gift!

Christine Mulberry on October 20, 2009:

Well, I guess in a few months I'm due for some Aventurine, Bronze, Multi-colored Tourmaline!

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