Jewelry is a popular gift for wedding anniversaries. But did you know there is a traditional anniversary stone chart similar to that for birthstones? Along with the traditional anniversary gifts like paper, wood and crystal, you can give traditional gem and semi-precious stones on a wedding anniversary to commemorate a special milestone.
The giving of traditional anniversary gifts dates to Roman times, when husbands would crown their wives with a silver wreath for 25 years of marriage, and a gold wreath for 50 years of marriage. Thus, the silver and golden wedding anniversaries were born. By the last couple centuries of the millennium, most countries had adopted a list of traditional gifts for major anniversaries like 1st: paper, 5th: wood, 10th: tin, 15: crystal, etc.. In 1937, the American National Retail Jeweler Association developed an expanded list of traditional anniversary gifts to correspond to most every year, and most jewelry retailers adopted a list of anniversary stones as well.
Jewel of Havana carries jewelry featuring many traditional anniversary stones, including fresh water pearl, amethyst, onyx, lapis lazuli, turquoise, agate, peridot, and aquamarine. An anniversary stone ring, bracelet, necklace or pendant is a very personal gift, and can help you celebrate and remember a special wedding milestone any time it’s worn.
Anniversary Gemstones Gift List
Ana Maria Andricain
Ana is a metal clay certified artist creating handcrafted nature inspired artisan jewelry from her Baton Rouge studio. If you love natural gemstones and metal, welcome home!