ANNIVERSARY STONES AND BIRTHSTONES

There are many different versions of Anniversary Stones and Birthstones, and the list changes with country and culture.

It is a nice conceit to use a birthstone in jewellery, but it is all just a bit of folkloric fun. Some people do not like their birthstone and others do not suit the colour. If in doubt, choose coloured gems to suit taste rather than birthday.

To keep things relatively simple, we have concentrated on the more popular Anniversary Stones and on the calendar month Birthstones, but there are other 'authorities' as well as alternative Zodiac stones.

For more information on the Gemmology, History and Mythology of gemstones see the drop down list under the Precious Gemstones tab above.

TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES

January Garnet or Rose Quartz
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl or Moonstone
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal, Pink Tourmaline or Aquamarine
November Golden Topaz or Citrine
December Turquoise or Zircon

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY STONES

2nd Anniversary - Garnet or Rose Quartz
3rd Anniversary - Pearl
5th Anniversary - Sapphire or Turquoise
7th Anniversary - Onyx
8th Anniversary - Tourmaline
9th Anniversary - Lapis Lazuli
11th Anniversary -Turquoise
13th Anniversary -Citrine
15th Anniversary - Ruby
16th Anniversary -Peridot
19th Anniversary - Aquamarine
20th Anniversary - Emerald
25th Anniversary -Silver
30th Anniversary -Pearl
35th Anniversary -Emerald
40th Anniversary -Ruby
50th Anniversary -Gold
60th Anniversary -Diamond


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