Wedding Anniversary gemstones

Wedding Anniversary gemstones

Wedding Anniversary gemstones.

Andrew and I will be celebrating our tenth anniversary in September and it got me thinking what lovely gift I could expect from my loving husband.

We have all heard of or read about the wedding anniversary meanings at some point in our lives.

You know what I am talking about?


So, lucky me, it’s tin.

Eh, I don’t think so.

One – Paper

Two – Cotton

Three – Leather

Ten – Tin

Twenty-five – Silver

Thirty – Pearl

Forty – Ruby

Fifty – Gold

Sixty – Diamond

Seventy – Platinum

Eighty – Oak!!!!

Poor eighty, you are together or put up with each other for so long and all you get is a bit of wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!

However, did you know they are now at least two alternatives?

Modern – Ten is diamond. Oh, better, thank you very much


Guess, which one I like the sound of?

No, contest really.

So, without further ado here it is,

multi cloured gemstones
Wedding Anniversary gemstones


  1. Any gem set in Gold.  Alternative: Peridot
  2. Garnet
  3. Pearl. Alternative; Jade
  4. Blue Topaz. Alternative; Blue Zircon
  5. Sapphire. Alternative; Pink Tourmaline
  6. Amethyst. Alternative; Tourmaline
  7. Onyx. Alternative; Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl.
  8. Tourmaline. Alternative; Tanzanite.
  9. Lapis Lazuli. Alternative; Amethyst, Green Spinel.
  10. Diamond. Alternative; Blue Sapphire.
  11. Turquoise. Alternative; Citrine, Yellow Sapphire.
  12. Jade. Alternative; Opal.
  13. Citrine. Alternative; Moonstone, Hawk’s Eye.
  14. Opal. Alternative; Agate, Bloodstone.
  15. Ruby. Alternative; Rhodolite Garnet, Alexandrite.
  16. Peridot. Alternative; Imperial Topaz, Red Spinel.
  17. Amethyst. Alternative; Cornelian.
  18. Garnet. Alternative Chrysoberyl, Cat’s Eye.
  19. Aquamarine. Alternative; Almondine Garnet.
  20. Emerald. Alternative; Yellow or Golden Diamond.
  21. Iolite.
  22. Spinel.
  23. Imperial Topaz.
  24. Tanzanite
  25. Any gem set in Silver. Alternative; Tsavorite Garnet, Green Garnet
  26. Pearl.
  27. Coral. Alternative; Emerald
  28. Ruby.
  29. Alexandrite. Alternative; Sapphire
  30. Any gem set in Gold. Alternative; Imperial or Golden Topaz.
  31. Alexandrite. Alternative; Emerald.
  32. Diamond. Alternative; Star Ruby
  33. Spinel.
  34. Sapphire.
  35. Diamond, what again!
  36. Ruby. At least it is better than Oak!!!!

I don’t know about you, ladies, but I prefer the gemstones list to the traditional one.

Lovely thought, however not likely.

And husbands, please accept my apologies if this causes you any grief from your wives. Oops, sorry.




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