The tradition to celebrate wedding anniversaries dates from Roman times, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a gold wreath on the 50th.

In Commonwealth countries one can receive from the monarch a letter of congratulations on the 60th, 65th and 70th anniversaries.

Roman Catholics can apply for a papal blessing on the 25th, 50th and 60th anniversaries.

In 1937, the Jewellers of America Association compiled a gift list for each year up to the 25th and for every fifth anniversary thereafter.   These gifts may vary from country to country and have changed over the years as fashion and lifestyles varied.

 

            Suggested modern Anniversary gift list

 

           YEAR               GIFT                            YEAR         GIFT 

21st     Brass, Nickel

22nd   Copper

23rd    Silver plate

24th    Opal

25th    Silver

30th    Pearl, Diamond

35th    Coral, jade

40th    Ruby

45th    Sapphire

50th    Gold

55th    Emerald

60th    Diamond Jubilee

65th    Blue sapphire

70th    Platinum

75th    Diamond, gold

80th    Diamond, pearl

85th    Moonstone, Wife’s birthstone

90th       Engraved marble, Granite

 

 

 

1st       Paper

2nd     Cotton, China

3rd      Leather, Crystal, glass

4th      Linen, silk

5th      Silverware

6th      Iron

7th      Wool, copper

8th      Bronze

9th      Pottery, Leather goods

10th    Diamond jewellery

11th    Steel, Fashion jewelry

12th    Pearls, colored gems

13th    Lace, Textiles

14th    Gold jewelry

15th    Crystal, Watches

16th    Silver hollowware

17th    Furniture

18th    Porcelain

19th    Bronze

20th    China, Platinum

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