Traditional anniversary gifts

The symbolic gifts associated with anniversaries have changed over time and vary from country to country. The following list shows gemstones and metals most commonly associated with anniversaries in the United Kingdom.

Year Gift
1st Freshwater pearl
2nd Garnet/rose quartz
3rd Crystal/jade/pearl
4th Topaz
5th Turquoise/pink tourmaline
6th Steel/garnet/amethyst
7th Copper/onyx/lapis lazuli
8th Bronze/tourmaline/aventurine
9th Lapis lazuli/tiger eye
10th Aluminium/onyx
11th Steel/turquoise/hematite
12th Agate/jade
13th Citrine/malachite/moonstone
14th Ivory/moss agate
15th Crystal
16th Topaz/aquamarine/peridot
17th Amethyst/citrine
18th Garnet/opal
19th Aquamarine/topaz
20th China/emerald
21st Brass/iolite
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate
24th Tanzanite
25th Silver
30th Pearl
33rd Amethyst
34th Opal
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire/alexandrite
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond
65th Blue sapphire
70th Platinum