Anniversary Gemstone Charts

Anniversary gemstones offer a great way to mark a wedding anniversary. An engagement and wedding are generally a prelude to the responsibilities, commitment and sacrifice that family life brings. Each year of family life brings challenges and achievements, an anniversary jewel is perfectly in order. Young couples are increasingly choosing simple and affordable wedding rings, the more elaborate and extravagant buying is left for anniversary celebrations. 

 
 

When planning to make a jewelry purchase for any occasion, it is always a good idea to begin with a clear budget in mind. There is a long list of anniversary stones, since not all gems are priced the same budget requirements will differ. You can often moderate the price of an anniversary gemstone jewel by, working on different design ideas. For example, if the celebration is for the 5th wedding anniversary, you might have to choose a design where the gem size is not very large. You would surely be aware that sapphires are expensive, larger sizes carry a premium. 

Anniversary Gemstone List:

1st  Anniversary  ...... Pearl

2nd Anniversary ....... Garnet

3rd Anniversary  ....... Pearl

4th Anniversary  ....... Blue Topaz

5th Anniversary  ....... Sapphire

6th Anniversary  ....... Amethyst

7th Anniversary  ....... Black Onyx

8th Anniversary  ....... Tourmaline

9th Anniversary  ....... Lapis Lazuli

10th Anniversary .......Diamond

11th Anniversary ....... Turquoise

12th Anniversary ....... Jade

13th Anniversary ....... Citrine

14th Anniversary ....... Opal

15th Anniversary ....... Ruby

16th Anniversary ....... Peridot

17th Anniversary ....... Watch (wrist watch)

18th Anniversary  ...... Cat's Eye

19th Anniversary  ....... Aquamarine

20th Anniversary  ....... Emerald

21st Anniversary ......... Iolite

22nd Anniversary ........ Spinel

23rd Anniversary  ........ Imperial Topaz

24th Anniversary ......... Tanzanite

25th Anniversary ......... Sterling Silver

30th Anniversary .......... Pearl

35th Anniversary  ......... Emerald

40th Anniversary  ......... Ruby

45th Anniversary  ......... Sapphire

50th Anniversary  .......... Gold

55th Anniversary  .......... Alexandrite

60th Anniversary  .......... Diamond

65th Anniversary  ........... Star Sapphire

75th Anniversary  ........... Diamond

 
 

So is it necessary to celebrate each wedding anniversary with a specific gemstone jewel. The answer is surely no, you could pick a few important anniversaries and mark them with a gemstone jewel. In our opinion the first wedding anniversary does offer a good reason to celebrate. The gemstone is a pearl and you not spend a fortune on the piece. Another anniversary that should ideally be celebrated, would be the year when a new entrant arrives in the family. Don't end with the first baby, every new entrant is a reason to celebrate. Consider celebrating the 5th, 10th, 15th etc anniversaries. If these suggestions are not feasible for whatever reason, you can pick the main wedding anniversaries the 10th, 25th, 50th, 60th, 75th etc. 

 
 

An anniversary stone would obviously be worn in a gold or 925 silver piece of jewelry. So should you choose a ring, pendant or any other jewelry to mark a wedding anniversary. While there is no 'best' jewel and personal preference will prevail, we can provide some useful tips. Anniversary rings are popular and awesome but, rings can be a problem if you need to do a lot of physical activity using your hands. A pair elegant anniversary stone studs would be a nice idea, earrings are easy to maintain and can effortlessly add expression and interest to the face. 

As you look around for an anniversary gemstone jewel, remember that the meaning and significance is in the event and not in the jewel. Go for the most extravagant piece if you can budget for that but, do not worry if all you can pay for is a simple jewel. Seasoned jewelry lovers today give equal importance to gold and 925 silver jewels, the focus is on quality of design, workmanship and gemstones. Choosing a silver jewelry might often mean that, you get more budget to invest in the gemstone.