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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