From the moment you enter the palace of marriage, you are destined to move forward hand in hand with your lover. One year, ten years, twenty years… Your wedding anniversary is a testament to your sweetness and romance, and every year that passes is worth celebrating and commemorating. And choosing the right wedding gemstone is not only to commemorate love, but also to make love more eternal.
Gemstones are strong and eternal, representing people’s dedication to love, marriage, family responsibility, and eternity for lovers, so of course, on this special day, carefully prepare a gift, and gemstones should be the most in line with everyone’s mind’s ‘ultimate gift’.
1. One year anniversary gold
Gold is the traditional first anniversary wedding commemoration, and they represent the golden glow of the first year of marriage. Gold has been used for jewelry since 4000 BC. Its color symbolizes the sun and the power of life of our ancestors, and the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians used this metal to make elaborate ornaments.
2. Two years of garnet
Rhodolite garnet with its fiery red color represents passion and intimacy, perhaps this also represents the feeling of couples in their second year of marriage. Garnet was loved by Egyptian pharaohs and Russian tsars, and Peter Carl Fabergé used garnet in his famous Easter egg-picking jewelry.
3. Third anniversary pearl
Pearls come in many different colors and shapes, just as diverse as each person’s personality. And pearls symbolize wisdom, and it takes a lot of thought to manage a relationship. Pearls can be a versatile addition to your wardrobe and the perfect gift to celebrate your 3rd wedding anniversary.
4. 4th anniversary Blue topaz
The tranquil blue color of blue topaz is reminiscent of a harmonious and beautiful marriage. The Greeks believed that topaz could give strength, while Renaissance Europeans believed that it drove away anger. In your love life, it is inevitable that there will be disputes over some issues, and perhaps a topaz stone can remind you to be more tolerant and understanding in order to get along longer
5. Fifth anniversary Peridot
Looking for an off-earthly wedding anniversary gift for your loved one? Most peridots are brought to the Earth’s surface by volcanic eruptions, but some peridots are hitchhiked to Earth by meteorites! The ancient Egyptians also mined peridot on the island of Zabajad in the Red Sea. Today, the United States, China, Vietnam, Finland, Pakistan and Myanmar are all important sources of olivine
6. Sixth anniversary Amethyst
Purple is the color that symbolizes loyalty, and St. Valentine, the patron saint of legendary romantic love, wears an amethyst ring engraved with a Cupid motif on his hand. At the beginning, because of a vow of loyalty, the two people were united. Years later, they are still honest and loyal to each other.
7. Seventh Anniversary Black Onyx
There is a folk definition of “seven years of itch”, seven years is a turning point in love. While black onyx is believed to promote happiness and stability, it is a protective stone that helps ward off negativity in marriage. Give your lover a beautiful black onyx jewelry to express your deep love for her
8. Eighth Anniversary Tourmaline
Tourmaline helps promote openness and reduce stress, and it is also believed to enhance love relationships. Tourmaline also comes in many different colors, including pink, black, green, and yellow, and each different stone has its own unique properties.
9. Ninth Anniversary Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is hard to find, and so is true love. “Shi Ya” cloud: “Lapis lazuli is as red as the sky, or the gold chips are scattered, and the brilliance is brilliant, if the stars are beautiful in the sky”. Therefore, in ancient China, lapis lazuli was usually used as a symbol of the majesty and sublime of heaven, and it was also a precious gemstone in other ancient civilizations. Today, the most important source of lapis lazuli is in present-day Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. In the barren mountains at an altitude of 17,000 feet, rough lapis lazuli is mined and shipped around the world
10. 10th Anniversary Diamond
As you go through ten years of marriage, congratulations on reaching an important milestone and diamonds are the perfect gemstone to celebrate this momentous occasion. Diamonds are the hardest mineral on earth and symbolize the bond of love. It’s just as valuable as true love – the average production in most diamond mines is diamonds for every million parts of rock. Diamonds form under high temperatures and pressures, which is the inevitable joy and challenge of married life
11. Twentieth Anniversary Emerald
When marriage enters its second decade, what I hope most is for the people around me to have endless happiness and peace for a lifetime. Emeralds are reminiscent of the revival of all things in spring, which makes it the perfect gift to celebrate twenty years of marriage! It is a blue-green to green variety of beryl mineral species that contains the elements chromium, iron or vanadium that give it its color. The most prized emeralds range in color from teal to pure green, with vivid color saturation and not too dark hues
12. Thirtieth Anniversary Sapphire
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, sapphire has excellent toughness and is one of the most wear-resistant gemstones. A symbol that marriage is destined to stand the test of time, the legend of sapphire also makes it more suitable as a wedding anniversary gemstone
13. Fortieth Anniversary Ruby
In the Bible, rubies are the most precious of all gemstones, and the hot red color makes people always associate it with passion and love, and is known as the “stone of love”, symbolizing passion like fire, the beauty, eternity and steadfastness of love. Rubies of different colors, from different countries, also mean good luck
Gemstones take hundreds of millions to form, and high-quality gemstones are the best of a million. Just like meeting someone in the vast sea of people, it is also hard-won, and giving each other an anniversary gem may preserve your love story forever.
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