When it's time for you to find a gift for a special anniversary, half the work is already done for you! Each major year of marriage is traditionally represented by a different gemstone, meaning youre already off to a flying start.
This guide will help point you in the right direction. Almost everyone is aware of the gold and silver anniversaries which are the big milestones of marriage, but there are many other years that have significant gemstones attached to them. We've put together a small guide to show you which gemstone correlates with a particular year of marriage, to help make each anniversary even more special.
1. Five-year anniversary: Sapphire
Five years of marriage represents sapphire. Sapphire can be found in a variety of colours including the classic blue, white, violet and pink, so you're sure to find a colour that will suit your loved one. Sapphire is a hard and durable gemstone, so its great for a variety of jewellery including earrings and necklaces.
2. 10 year anniversary: Diamond
10 years is represented by diamond since it qualifies as a milestone. It's a perfect opportunity to add a diamond anniversary band to an engagement or wedding ring, or update your engagement ring itself!
3. 20 year anniversary: Emerald
20 years of marriage is certainly a celebration and is represented by the beautiful gemstone emerald. Emerald green is a perfect addition to any piece of jewellery and looks particularly beautiful with diamonds. From brooches to rings to earrings, theres emeralds for everyone!
4. 30 year anniversary: Pearl Jubilee
30 years is represented by pearl 'jubilee'. Both natural and cultured pearls are created by layers, which lends a beautiful metaphor for the years of marriage and love that has grown. A wonderful way to incorporate pearls that can be passed through the
5. 40 year anniversary: Ruby
40 years is represented by the gemstone of ruby, which actually also represents your 15 year anniversary too. The gorgeous red captivates the essence of love and it's beautiful when it's the centrepiece of a gorgeous ring.
50, 60, 70 and 80 see the repeat of previous gemstones, including diamond, ruby and platinum, and you can find a whole range of beautiful items that incorporate these stunning gemstones. View the full range on our website today: laurelleantiquejewellery.co.uk