What Wedding Anniversary Gemstone For the Early Years?

Is your wedding anniversary around the corner? Are you planning to give her jewellery this year? Well, when it comes to gifts, most men believe in playing it safe and stick to the tried and tested necklaces, rings and bracelets. Well, no one is contesting that for even an instant – but here’s an interesting aspect of this whole jewellery giving business.

If you cannot think beyond diamonds, now is as good a time as any to step out of such watertight thinking. Like flowers, each wedding anniversary year has its own signature gemstone. Gemstones have exerted a powerful fascination for man since prehistoric times. Ancient civilisations attributed certain mystical and healing qualities to Tansanit gemstones and made extensive use of them in their jewellery talismans and amulets.

So, read on to find out which is the appropriate gemstone-based jewellery for each year and sweep her off her feet by being bang on target – every time!

1st Anniversary Gemstone – Freshwater Pearl

Pearls are the only gemstones that are directly derived from a living sea creature – oysters and molluscs. Freshwater pearls come from freshwater mussels and are not as expensive as actual pearls.

A pearl is the symbol of purity and innocence which makes it the favourite wedding gown embellishment for bridal gowns, or jewellery by the bride on her wedding day.

Highly valued for their healing properties, pearls are believed to remove emotional imbalances and enhance personal integrity.

2nd Anniversary Gemstones – Rose Quartz and Garnet

Rose quartz comes in colours ranging from a pale pink to a rose red hue. This lovely crystal stone is also hailed as the gemstone of ‘universal love’.

Believed to be one of the most powerful gemstones regarding love and romance, wearing rose quartz jewellery is said to make the heart more receptive to accepting and giving love. It is said to soothe heartache, alleviate the loneliness of the spirit and restore balance to tangled emotions. It is said that if you place a rose quartz under your pillow, it adds spark to your marriage!

Garnets have been in use as gemstones since the Bronze Age. It bears a striking resemblance to the pomegranate seed which is why it was named as garnet (Latin ‘garatnus’ for ‘seed’). It ranges in colour from transparent dark-red to a vibrant green. The gemstone garnet has come to symbolise eternal friendship and trust. It is also a stone of purity and truth, love and compassion.

Garnets are considered highly beneficial for treating blood disorders and for increasing energy and vitality. It is also a powerful cure for depression. Garnets are recommended for those who wish to attain success in their business.

3rd Anniversary Gemstone – Crystal

Renowned for their healing properties ever since they were discovered thousands of years ago, crystals continue to be highly valued. Crystal healing has been recorded in the ancient civilisations of Egypt, India and China.

Crystals directly impact the seven ‘chakras’ or seven energy centres within the human body. Each crystal corresponds to a particular chakra within the body.

Crystals can be colourless or come in different colours. Each colour has a different symbolism. Colourless, white or violet crystals symbolise clarity in perception, and transcendental love. Red crystal is a symbol of the life energy, vitality, and power.

Crystals are believed to restore mind-body balance by directly affecting the chakras or energy points.

4th Anniversary Gemstones – Topaz and Amethyst

Much sought-after for its lustre and strong colour, topaz has strong religious links – it was one of the twelve breastplate stones of the High Priest referred to in the Book of Exodus in the Holy Bible. Topaz ranges from deep golden yellow, blue, light to medium brown. It can even be pink and white in colour.

Topaz is said to signify wisdom, understanding and fulfilment. Used in crystal therapy, topaz helps in energy enhancement, elimination of toxins, and in balancing emotions.

Amethyst is a beautiful crystalline quartz in arresting shades of purple, lilac or mauve. The Greeks believed that wearing a topaz would help the wearer not to get intoxicated. Topaz was also valued by the ancient Egyptians who used it to ward off against negative feelings.

Since ancient times, amethyst has been a symbol of humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.
The amethyst supposed to be the gemstone of good luck and love. It is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and gives the wearer control over undesirable passions.