Celebrating your anniversary means reflecting on all the memories you’ve created together since the very first day. With many gift options to choose from, finding the perfect gift is quite the task. It is always best to find gifts that suit your partner and represent your love. We’ve previously curated a list of gift ideas for the first 5 years of marital bliss, so if you’re still in those years click here to check that article out. For the 6th – 10th year of marriage, please continue reading.
The official jewelry anniversary list, endorsed by countless organizations including Jewelers of America, contains the gift types for each year of marriage. To view the full list, click here
Year 6: Amethyst
The February birthstone, Amethyst, is the violet variety of quartz and a perfect 6th-year anniversary gift. This purple-hued gemstone gets its color from the process of irradiation of iron by silicon in the structure.
On the Mohs scale of hardness, amethyst ranks 7 out of 10, making it a tremendous choice for everyday wear. It’s rich and vibrant color makes all kinds of jewelry look exquisite. This gemstone is said to be economical and so breaking the bank is out of the question!
Year 7: Onyx
Lucky 7th brings in for a very exotic looking gemstone, Onyx. It is the parallel banded variety of the mineral chalcedony, and is said to be one of the first gemstones that was used for engravings.
It is said to be a hard stone as it ranks at a 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. While onyx can be found in a variety of banded colors like red and white, the most popular variety is the all-black onyx. It is another gemstone that falls in the economical list .
An onyx jewelry in the form of a ring or an earring is an excellent choice.
Year 8: Tourmaline
The 8th year anniversary gift is one of the most extraordinary looking gemstone called tourmaline. It is its own mineral, and the presence of certain trace elements that will influence the color it appears to be.
Two of the most popular tourmaline types are pink and Paraiba tourmalines. Tourmaline is known for its exceptional brilliance and vibrant colors. They are also prized for their value and despite being one of the rarest gemstones in the world, tourmalines remain extremely affordable compared to their competitors like sapphires and emeralds. To view GemsNY’s selection of tourmalines, click here
Year 9: Lapis Lazuli
9th Anniversary gifts can be tricky to buy and so we have lapis lazuli rock to come rescue us from that situation. Lapis Lazuli also known as Lapis has been prized by mankind for thousands of years.
It is a semi-precious stone and is prized for its intense blue/purple color. Due to its historical nature lapis makes a number of appearances in sacred or historical texts, such as the Bible, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and in Ancient Egyptian carvings. For certain religious couples, lapis is an especially important anniversary stone for that reason.
It is a softer stone, ranking at a 5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale. Thus, it’s best to stick with lower impact jewelry items such as earrings or necklaces when choosing a lapis piece.
Year 10: Diamond
Even though a diamond is usually the initial gift even before getting married, it is a 10th-year anniversary gift stone. The diamond is a gemstone that needs no introduction. They are the hardest mineral on earth, ranking a 10 out of 10 on the Mohs scale, and are the standard to which other gemstones are assessed.
While clear and colorless diamonds are by far the most preferred, diamonds can come in a variety of colors such as gray, blue, orange, yellow, white, green, and pink and command a higher price point.
Its exceptional hardness and variety in cuts and colors make diamonds a classic choice for any anniversary jewelry. Click here to learn more!