The Essential Guide to Anniversary Gemstones

The Essential Guide to Anniversary Gemstones

August 22, 2018

Most people are familiar with the concept of gemstones being designated for different birth months. But did you know that a similar concept applies to wedding anniversaries? Yep, for each year, you and your partner are supposed to gift each other something incorporating a different gemstone each year.

Many marriages last a lifetime, but the average length of a marriage that ends in a divorce is 8 years, so we'll just walk you through the first 5 anniversary gemstones below.

1st Anniversary: Gold

If you're someone with a normal budget, you likely haven't given gold to your partner since your engagement, so in the first year, couples like to revisit the gifting of gold adornments on their first anniversary.

Especially because the first anniversary feels particularly special, as you both are likely still in your lovey-dovey honeymoon phase.

2nd Anniversary: Garnet

For your second anniversary, garnet is often the gemstone of choice. Garnet comes in many colors, including yellow, green and pink, but you cannot go wrong with the classic red.

These gems can be incorporated into anything, whether it's a ring, necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. With garnet involved, you can't go wrong.

3rd Anniversary: Pearl

When it comes to pearls, there are two routes you can take: natural or cultured. Natural pearls are significantly more expensive, but they look especially unique. Either way though, your spouse will love a new piece o pearl jewelry on your third anniversary.

As a simple of purity and elegance, pearl can give your anniversary an air of sophistication it wouldn't have had otherwise. Natural or cultured, pearls also come in several different colors. Pink, green, black, and gray are some of the most popular options.

4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz

Topaz, like garnet, comes in many different colors, but blue topaz was always the rarest and difficult to find in nature. Despite modern treatment methods that can turn even colorless topaz blue, blue topaz is still the most highly regarded.

Throughout history, blue topaz has also been regarded as a symbol of love and passion, which makes it the perfect 4th-anniversary gift.

5th Anniversary: Sapphire

Your 5th anniversary feels like the most significant because it shows you're in it for the long haul. If you can get to five, getting to a 10th anniversary can feel like a breeze.

On your 5th anniversary, people tend to gift each other sapphire jewelry. Sapphire is an incredibly durable gemstone, making it a perfect representation of your marriage. Like topaz and garnet, sapphire comes in many different colors, but blue is definitely the most iconic.

Looking to Buy Anniversary Gemstones?

Marriage is something that should always be celebrated, but especially so on your anniversaries. Whether you want to buy anniversary gemstones or different kinds of jewelry, our collection will have something that your partner will be sure to love.

By the end of your lifelong marriage, you and your partner should be decked out in jewels, each one serving as a symbol of your undying love.

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