Birthstones and Anniversaries
In the ancient past, certain constellations – or signs of the zodiac – were thought to interrelate with man and gemstones. More recently, gemstones have been assigned to calendar months and referred to as Birthstones.
Here is a popular version of the birthstones traditionally associated with months of the year.
January – garnet, rose quartz
February – amethyst, onyx
March – aquamarine, tourmaline, blood jasper
April – diamond, sapphire, rock crystal
May – emerald, chrysophrase
June – pearl, moonstone
July – ruby, carnelian
August – peridot, sardonyx
September – sapphire
October – opal, pink tourmaline
November – citrine, yellow topaz
December – turquoise, blue topaz
The Silver Wedding Anniversary marks 25 years of marriage.
The Golden Wedding Anniversary marks 50 years of marriage.
In addition, for the gemstone of choice when celebrating a wedding anniversary, here are those associated with particular years of marriage.
2nd – garnet
4th – topaz
5th – sapphire
6th – amethyst
8th – tourmaline
9th – lapis lazuli
10th – diamond
11th – turquoise
13th – citrine
14th – opal
15th – ruby
16th – peridot, topaz
17th – amethyst
18th – garnet
19th – aquamarine
20th – emerald
22nd – spinel
23rd – sapphire
25th – Silver Wedding Anniversary
30th – Pearl
35th – emerald
40th – Ruby Wedding Anniversary
45th – sapphire
50th – Golden Wedding Anniversary
55th – emerald
60th – diamond
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