Wedding Anniversaries are always special no matter how many years you’ve been together!! This day brings back a lot of memories of all the exceptional times spent together. It is also the day to take a pledge to carry on with this fascinating journey for the rest of your life.
The companionship of 21 years and more showcases your love for each other. Although some couples think that the togetherness of 21 years doesn’t require you to give your better half presents for the special occasion, we have a different take. Gifts given on a special occasion will always bring a smile to the recipient and we are sure you don’t want to miss that opportunity.
The official jewelry anniversary list, endorsed by countless organizations including Jewelers of America, contains the gift types for each year of marriage. Please click here to know more.
You can read our previous article – Gift Ideas for 16th – 20th years of Being Together and learn more about the previous years you missed out on giving the perfect anniversary gifts!
We have curated a list of presents that can be given to your spouse each year from the 21st – 25th Anniversaries. Indeed, there is also a list of gifts for 15 to 20 years of togetherness which you can find here.
Year 21 Anniversary Gift – Iolite
Iolite jewelry can be the inspirational gift for the 21st year of marriage. Iolite is the gemstone variety of cordierite and it derives its name from the Greek word, ‘ios, meaning violet. Violet is one of the various rich colors iolite is found in; it can also be found in yellowish-grey to rich blue.
Facts: Iolite displays pleochroic characteristics. Pleochroism refers to the optical attribute in which a gemstone exhibits different colors when viewed from different angles under different lighting conditions. When an iolite is seen from different angles, three distinct colors can be seen.
According to legends, Vikings used iolite slices to reduce glare when checking the sun’s position.
On the Mohs scale of hardness, iolite ranks at a 7 out of 10, representing its suitability for any type of jewelry. Iolite is also a relatively inexpensive gemstone which makes pieces like bracelets, necklaces, and large rings very popular settings to opt for.
Year 22 Anniversary Gift – Spinel
One of history’s most popular yet unknown gemstones – spinel, is known to be the 22nd year’s gift theme. It is a variety of the mineral spinel with which it shares its name. Much like sapphires, spinels can be found in a wide variety of colors and hues.
Spinel bears low name-recognition compared to other precious gemstones; However, it has recently become a very popular addition to many fine jewelry and personal collections, mainly due to its wide variety of vibrant colors, historical prominence, and excellent value.
Facts: Black Prince’s Ruby is one of the most famous 170-carat gemstones which sits royally in the center of the Imperial State Crown of England. Guess what? It is not a ruby but a red spinel. Spinels were chemically differentiated from rubies in 1783. The rare 170 ct spinel is known to be the biggest uncut spinel in the world.
GemsNY has an extensive selection of spinels, as well as various settings to suit any gemstone. To begin building your next spinel jewel, click here.
For more information on spinel, visit our Spinel Education Page.
Year 23 Anniversary Gift – Imperial Topaz
In the year 23 of marriage, the theme for a gift is imperial topaz. Imperial Topaz is a pink, yellow or orange variety of the silicate mineral topaz. The most prized and highly sought-after variety of imperial topaz is the bright pink variety. Almost all of the world’s imperial topaz is mined from the Ouro Preto mines located in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Facts: Less than 1% of topaz comes in reddish-orange tones. Known as Imperial topaz, the gem features pink undertones against an orangish body. It was used in the crown jewels of Russia during the 18th and 19th centuries, hence the name.
On the Mohs scale of hardness imperial topaz ranks an 8 out of 10, indicating it to be one of the very hard gemstones and thus, quite suitable for everyday- wear jewelry. The rich pastel colors exhibited by imperial topaz makes it a very popular choice for rings and solitaire pendants for a soft and subtle look.
Year 24 Anniversary Gift – Tanzanite
Year 24 is marked for tanzanite which is emerging as one of the most popular gemstones in the jewelry industry today. Made from a variety of the mineral zoisite, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery, having been first mined in 1967.
While tanzanite may not have an extensive history as older gemstones, some believe it represents wisdom, dignity, and truth – suitable themes for any marriage that has lasted over two decades! Also, it is the birthstone for the month of December. In the short time that tanzanite has been on the market, it has become a staple in the collections of both jewelers and customers alike due to its vivid colors and incredible value.
Facts: Tanzanite displays trichroism, it is the attribute of a gemstone which is responsible for the display of three different hues and shades from different viewing angles and crystal orientations. Tanzanite displays blue, violet, and burgundy color depending on its crystal orientation.
GemsNY has an extensive selection of tanzanites, as well as various settings to suit any gemstone. To begin building your next tanzanite piece, click here
For more information on tanzanite, visit our Tanzanite Education here.
Year 25 Anniversary Gift – Silver
25th Anniversary is marked as the ‘Silver Jubilee’. Gifting silver has been considered auspicious for ages and in many cultures, it holds great significance. A silver ornament will definitely be a remarkable gift for twenty-five years of togetherness. It is a beautiful white metal used in jewelry for centuries and is both traditional as well as a modern gift. Silver is extremely malleable and versatile in nature. Due to its soft nature, silver is mixed with other elements to render strength to the jewel.
Facts: In the United States, the first silver coin was minted in the early 1700s which eventually gave rise to the idea for Dollar as a currency.
At GemsNY, we use 925-silver to craft timeless pieces with captivating gemstones which can also be beautiful investments. You can choose the perfect silver accessory to gift on your 25th anniversary. A silver ring, pendant or a pair of earrings all these presents will surely bring a smile to her face.
Which anniversary are you celebrating this year?