A Guide to Anniversary Gemstones & Jewelry
Every anniversary deserves celebrating! Whether it’s a wedding anniversary, a friendiversary, or a professional anniversary, any significant event is worthy of acknowledgement and praise. Life’s milestones and achievements are meant to be recognized and what better way to commemorate them, than with the special gemstones that are dedicated to each anniversary year. Our gemstone jewelry combined with our thoughtful packaging make Luna Norte the perfect anniversary gift for any occasion.
Happy one year! Celebrate the occasion with any of Luna Norte’s signature 14kt gold plated pieces. Gold symbolizes prosperity and passion making it the ideal gift for a year of accomplishments!
This fiery red stone is believed to boost energy and revitalize the wearer, making it the perfect stone to celebrate a 2nd anniversary. With its rejuvenating qualities and rich color, it will make any occasion extra special.
“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” Pearls represent love and beauty from within and are thought to enhance wisdom. Cheers to three years and finding the pearls of life!
4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz
The color blue in Topaz is derived from heat treating pale or colorless Topaz. It can come in a variety of shades and is generally an affordable stone. Blue Topaz is believed to represent love, as well as garnering success, making it the perfect four year anniversary stone.
Amethyst is known as the stone of Saint Valentine, a 3rd century Roman patron of romantic love who wore an amethyst ring that was carved with a picture of Cupid. Along with being a symbol of love, Amethyst is also believed to bring protection and patience, making it a worthy 6th year anniversary gemstone.
Since ancient times, Onyx has been carved into talismans, intaglios, and cameos. Onyx is believed to inspire personal power and self-confidence which can lead to success. In ancient India, Onyx was believed to help nurture healthy relationships by enhancing communication. Onyx is the perfect gemstone for the lucky 7th anniversary!
Tourmaline is the most diverse gemstone in terms of color because it comes in more hues than any other stone, making it an easy gemstone for gifting. In ancient Egypt, they believed that Tourmaline was formed by journeying through earth’s core to the surface, passing through a rainbow. Tourmaline is said to enhance mindfulness which will inspire self-connection and a heightened state of being. Happy 8 years! “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou.
Lapis Lazuli is a bright hued gemstone that can be carved, cut, and even crushed into powder to produce paints, making it a true work of art. Lapis Lazuli is believed to enhance communication which can encourage strong friendships and harmonious relationships, making it the perfect anniversary stone for friendships, weddings, and everything in between!
10th Anniversary: Diamond
Cheers to celebrating a whole decade! Being a part of something for 10 years is an accomplished feat within itself, so it makes sense why Diamond is the desired gemstone for this anniversary. While Diamond is a very sought after stone, it is not the most affordable stone. At Luna Norte, we design many of our pieces with Herkimer ‘Diamond’ Quartz which are called “diamonds” due to both their clarity and natural faceting. Their double termination points and up to 18 facets grants them more ability to shine, refract and reflect light.
This sky-blue gemstone has been used for centuries within numerous different cultures, and various regions of the world as talismans of good fortune, healing and protection. It is often called the stone of life, making it an essential anniversary gemstone used for jewelry.
12th Anniversary: Jade
Jade is the name used to refer to two different types of gemstones, jadeite and nephrite. Nephrite is usually lower in translucency and a lighter shade than jadeite. Jade is known as a harmonious stone that strengthens friendships and is believed to bring good luck and success. Congratulations on 12 years of success, friendship, love, or all the above!
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” Citrine is known as the sunshine stone due to its joyous yellow hues. It is believed to bring success and prosperity to one’s life. Whether that be success in love or success in your profession, Citrine is the perfect celebratory 13th anniversary stone!
Opal is a gemstone with a kaleidoscope spectrum of color. The word opal comes from the Latin term ‘opalus’, which means precious stone. It is said to amplify positive traits, fostering one’s full potential. Cheers to 14 years, we wish you 14 more!
Ruby is an ideal celebratory stone for a 15th anniversary, because it is thought to enhance passion and encourage a zest for life. After 15 years of accomplishment, wearing Ruby will symbolize the passion you have for a loved one or profession!
Celebrating the anniversary of two decades calls for the special gemstone, Emerald. Emerald is said to help strengthen friendships, attract love and encourage success. Happy 20 years!
The 25th Jubilee is marked with Sterling Silver jewelry due to the metal being durable and resilient, which symbolizes the resiliency of being a part of something for 25 years. The long-lasting qualities of Sterling Silver make it the perfect gift for any occasion, especially an anniversary.