Anniversary Jewelry Guide

The tradition of using precious gemstones to represent a certain time of year dates back hundreds of years. They were originally associated with the signs of the Zodiac. In 1912 The Jewelers of America created a modern birthstone list to associate precious gemstones with specific anniversaries.

1st Anniversary- Gold

2nd Anniversary- Garnet

3rd Anniversary- Pearl

4th Anniversary- Blue Topaz

5th Anniversary-  Sapphire

6th Anniversary– Amethyst

7th Anniversary– Onyx

8th Anniversary– Tourmaline

9th Anniversary– Lapis Lazuli

10th Anniversary– Diamond

11th Anniversary– Turquoise

12th Anniversary– Jade

13th Anniversary– Citrine

14th Anniversary– Opal

15th Anniversary– Ruby

16th Anniversary– Peridot

17th Anniversary– Watch

18th Anniversary– Cat’s Eye

19th Anniversary– Aquamarine

20th Anniversary– Emerald

21st Anniversary– Iolite

22nd Anniversary– Spinel

23rd Anniversary– Imperial Topaz

24th Anniversary– Tanzanite

25th Anniversary– Sterling Silver

30th Anniversary– Pearl

35th Anniversary– Emerald

40th Anniversary– Ruby

45th Anniversary– Sapphire

50th Anniversary– Gold

55th Anniversary– Alexandrite

60th Anniversary– Diamond

65th Anniversary– Star Sapphire

75th Anniversary– Diamond