Garnet is the gemstone usually given as gift for the 2nd wedding anniversary.
Amethyst is the gem traditionally given for the sixth wedding anniversary.
Aquamarine is the gem given as a present on the 19th wedding anniversary.
Diamond is the gift of choice for the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.
An emerald is usually given as gift in the USA for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.
Pearls have long been associated with purity, humility and innocence. As such, pearls were traditionally given as a wedding gift.
Moonstone is often associated with love, passion and fertility; it is believed to bring great luck.
Ruby is traditionally given for the 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.
Peridot is the gem given to celebrate a 16th wedding anniversary.
The red gems were believed to ease anger and promote harmony. This August birthstone is traditionally given as a 22nd wedding anniversary gift.
Clerics of the Middle Ages wore sapphires because they symbolized Heaven. It is the gem commemorating the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.
Europeans long maintained opal to be a symbol of purity, hope and truth. Opal is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th wedding anniversary.
Tourmaline is given to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary.
Citrine is given for the thirteenth wedding anniversary.
Blue topaz is the gem of the fourth wedding anniversary, and Imperial topaz is the gem of the 23rd wedding anniversary.
Since Turquoise is considered a protective stone, it has been used as an amulet since time immemorial. It is also the gem of the 11th wedding anniversary.
Tanzanite is the gem for the 24th wedding anniversary.
In the Hindu religion, zircon alternates with hessonite garnet as one of the nine gems of the navaratna. When worn together, the nine gems protect the wearer and bring wealth, wisdom and good health.