Anniversary Gifts

This anniversary gift list is a recent compilation that is recognized by the American Gem Trade Association, Jewelers of America, The American Gem Society, The Gemological Institute of America, the Jewelry Industry Council and the Cultured Pearl Association.

Anniversary year Anniversary Jewel Traditional Gift
1st Anniversary Gold Jewelry Paper
2nd Anniversary Garnet Cotton
3rd Anniversary Cultured or Natural Pearls Leather
4th Anniversary Blue Topaz Linen
5th Anniversary Sapphire Wooden
6th Anniversary Amethyst Iron
7th Anniversary Onyx Woolen
8th Anniversary Tourmaline Bronze
9th Anniversary Lapis lazuli Pottery
10th Anniversary Diamond Jewelry Tin
11th Anniversary Turquoise Steel
12th Anniversary Jade Silk
13th Anniversary Citrine Lace
14th Anniversary Opal Ivory
15th Anniversary Ruby Crystal
16th Anniversary Peridot
17th Anniversary Watches
18th Anniversary Cat's Eye
19th Anniversary Aquamarine
20th Anniversary Emerald China
21st Anniversary Iolite
22nd Anniversary Spinel
23rd Anniversary Imperial Topaz
24th Anniversary Tanzanite
25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Silver
30th Anniversary Cultured/Natural Pearl Jubilee Pearl
35th Anniversary Emerald
40th Anniversary Ruby Ruby
45th Anniversary Sapphire Sapphire
50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Gold
55th Anniversary Alexandrite Emerald
60th Anniversary Diamond Diamond
65th Anniversary Diamond


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