Each wedding anniversary has a different meaning and special gemstone associated with it, and if you want to know 16th to 20th wedding anniversary gemstones then you have come to the right place.
16th Wedding Anniversary: Peridot
Peridot is one of the oldest known gemstones and it’s found only in green. In fact, this gemstone is one of the few that can be found only in one colour, although peridots may come in many shades from light yellowish to dark brownish green. The name of the gemstone comes from Arabic word ”faridat” which means ”gem”. The legend says that peridot was the favourite gemstone of Cleopatra and it’s believed to have healing powers. That’s why beautiful pair of peridot earrings or a ring as a wedding anniversary gift will show that you care about your loved one.
17th Wedding Anniversary: Watches
A watch is a great gift for an anniversary to represent the timelessness of your love. There is a large choice of watches in the market today, so you won’t have any difficulty while choosing one for your spouse. Another gift option is to get the watch of your loved one encrusted with diamonds or gemstones.
18th Wedding Anniversary: Cat’s-Eye Chrysoberyl
Cat’s eye chrysoberyl is a gemstone quality that exhibits a rare optical effect which is the unique ability to reflect light in a way that resembles the slit eye of a cat. This phenomenon can also occur in quarts, sapphire and ruby but it won’t be that noticeable like in chrysoberyis.
Chrysoberyl cat’s eye is believed to be the stone of discipline and self-control. It’s thought to increase concentration and learning ability. A ring with a chrysoberyl cat’s eye may be a wonderful gift both for him and her.
19th Wedding Anniversary: Aquamarine
Aquamarine is famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colour, which can range from pale light blue to medium dark blue. The name ”aquamarine” comes from an old Latin expression meaning ”seawater”. According to legend, aquamarine originates in the treasure chest of mermaids and has been regarded as ”the sailor’s lucky stone” since ancient times. As you pass the 19th year of marriage, a nice aquamarine ring, pair of earrings or a beautiful necklace will become the symbol of your lucky life together.
20th Wedding Anniversary: Emerald
Emerald is a precious gemstone with deep green colour which looks luxurious in all types of jewellery. The name comes from the old French world ”esmeralde”, which means ”green stone”. Emerald is believed to promise good luck and enhance the well-being. No matter you believe this or not, a ring, earrings, bracelet or a pendant with this magnificent gem will always look elegant on special occasions.