January - Garnet
Garnet is the gem of
plenty and is the suggested gift for the 2nd wedding anniversary.
Historically, it signifies faith, friendship, loyalty and truthfulness. It is believed to calm anxiety, cheer the
heart, encourage guidance and inspire creativity. Garnet is known for its shade
of red, but is actually found in almost every color.
Amethyst is thought to
entice the highest, purest aspirations of humankind when worn. It is the
suggested gift for the 1st and 6th wedding anniversaries.
Historically, it symbolizes sincerity and sacred love. It is the gem of
optimism and good fortune.
The aquamarine is known as
the gem of the sea. It is believed to bring hope, health, harmony and
happiness. It is the suggested gift for the 18th wedding
anniversary. It is believed to reawaken love, kindle friendships and elevate
Diamonds have maintained
its position throughout history as a perfect icon for love and marriage.
Diamonds come in a variety of colors, although colorless is the most common. It
is the suggested gift for the 10th and 60th wedding
anniversaries. It is the gem of character and spirit, and radiates the dazzling
personality of those who wear it.
Emerald is a symbol of
devotion, contentment and undying love. It is prized for its rich green color
and had traditionally been thought to protect and renew relationships. Emerald
is the suggested gift for the 20th and 35th wedding
anniversaries and is believed to bring health and wealth to its owner.
Historically, pearls were
believed to possess mystical and healing powers. Pearls commonly come in white,
but they actually come in many shapes and colors. Early Hindus believed pearls
were a symbol of purity in marriage. They are the suggested gift for the 3rd
and 30th wedding anniversaries.
Next to diamond, ruby is
the second hardest gemstone which makes it ideal for all jewelry. Ruby is
believed to attract and maintain love and is a popular choice for brides who
want to express their unique personality. It is the suggested gift for the 15th
and 40th wedding anniversaries and brings light to the electrifying
personality of those who wear it.
Peridot is the gem of
bliss and good fortune, and illuminates the sunny disposition of those who wear
it. Peridot has been credited with a host of healing properties and magical
powers. It is the suggest gift for the 16th wedding anniversary.
Sapphire is most commonly
known for its beautiful shades of blue, but it actually comes in almost every
color. It is in the same family as ruby, so it is the second hardest gemstone,
next to diamond, making it ideal for all jewelry. Sapphire is believed to
inspire peace, joy, wisdom and prosperity. It is a popular stone choice for
engagement rings and is the suggested gift for the 5th and 45th
Opal is a gem of positive
transformation and reveals the colorful attributes of those who wear it. It is
a symbol of hope, fidelity and purity. It is the suggested gift for the 14th
Topaz comes in many colors
ranging from red-orange to pink and peach.
The ancient Greeks believed topaz had the power to increase strength and
make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. It is the suggested gift for
the 23rd wedding anniversary.
Turquoise has been revered
by the Tibetans as the gemstone of good fortune. Historically it is believed to
protect from evil and bring good luck. Turquoises finest color is an intense
For more information
please contact us or the American Gem Trade Association.