Now you are officially married and it’s time to follow a beautiful tradition of celebrating your special day each year. Each wedding anniversary has a different meaning and special gemstone associated with it, and if you want to know the traditional gift and its meaning for your next anniversary then you have come to the right place.
1st Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Gold
We all agree that the first year of married life together is the sweetest of anniversaries as you are still in your honeymoon phase and everything is right with your universe. The first anniversary gift is not a gemstone, it’s a jewellery piece made of gold. As there are no limits with your choice, you may get her a simple gold necklace or a pair of elegant stud earrings. Another wonderful gift option may be a stunning bracelet; in short there is enough space for your imagination. For him a stylish pair of cufflinks with special engraving could be the best gift.
2nd Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Garnet
Though garnet comes in several colours including green, yellow and pink; the most common colour when thought about anniversary gift is red. Jewellery made with red garnet is classic choice for those who celebrate their second year together. This beautiful gemstone may be used for any jewellery piece and design, including earrings, pendants and rings.
3rd Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Pearl
Whether you gift her jewellery made with natural or cultured pearls, she will look like a royal when wearing them. The most popular pearl jewellery is rings, pendants or elegant earrings. As there are many colours of pearls available other than classic white – pink, blue, green, champagne, grey or black, you won’t be limited with your choice. It’s important to mention that pearls are more fragile than other gemstones; that’s why these should be worn preferably for special occasions. For men, anything inlaid with mother-of-pearl is a great gift for the third wedding anniversary.
4th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Blue Topaz
Blue topaz was historically associated with love and affection. Blue was originally the rarest colour among the other topaz colours and shades. Today permanent diffusion treatment allows turn colourless topaz into light blue colour. To get deeper blue shades, known as “London blue” and “Swiss blue,” there is used irradiation and heating, which gives permanent effect. These beautiful gemstones look gorgeous in variety of jewellery styles, making it a perfect gift for the fourth anniversary.
5th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Sapphire
The classic choice for the fifth wedding anniversary gift is a jewellery piece made with blue sapphire. If blue is not your colour, you can opt for white, violet or various shades of pink. Sapphire is a hard and durable gemstone, so it’s perfect for any type of jewellery. You may choose sapphire earrings with diamond halo, or a ring of the same style, though let’s agree no one will complain if gets the whole set as an anniversary gift.