January – Garnet
Garnets are attributed with the power of protecting you from nightmares and snakebites, and also to provide you guidance in the dark. Tradition connects the stone with blood. They are a popular choice as presents for second wedding anniversaries
February – Amethyst
Amethysts are believed to induce peace, serenity and temperance in you, plus it will restrict sensual and alcoholic intoxication, which may be good or bad. In addition, amethyst can improve your skin and hair, and will prevent baldness. It will protect you from deceit. Its purple shade is linked to royalty and makes an ideal gift for the sixth wedding anniversary.
March – Aquamarine
Aquamarine has lovely attributes of good health, love, youthfulness, and hope. Sailors believe in its protection. Generally chosen as a 19th anniversary gift, this stone is in the beryl family, the same as emerald. Bloodstone is the astrological alternative.
Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine. Naturally occurring, hexagonal crystals of beryl can be up to several meters in size, but terminated crystals are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities; possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red (the rarest), and white.
April – Diamond
Diamonds are traditionally linked to love, and both endure forever because of diamond’s eternal strength. The name diamond is derived from the Greek adamas, which means invincible. Traditionally diamond is accepted as the 10th and 60th wedding anniversary presentations.
May – Emerald
Emeralds will cure you of bad health, healing a variety of illnesses and insuring good health for the wearer. Also, it was believed that the wearer of emerald could see into the future. 55th Wedding anniversary gift.
June – Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone
The romantic pearl is associated with chastity and modesty. Stable marriages are said to be the result of pearls. Traditionally Pearl is the 30th wedding anniversary gift.
July – Ruby
Rubies will bring harmony of life to the wearer, so one can expect a peaceful life when wearing this stone. Ruby is the 40th wedding anniversary gift.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.
The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red called blood-red or pigeon blood, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and is usually more pink than garnet, although some rhodolite garnets have a similar pinkish hue to most rubies
August – Peridot
Peridot is believed to protect the wearer from evil, particularly from the forces of darkness. It can also increase the healing power of medicinal drugs.
September – Sapphire
Faith and purity will come to the wearer of this stone. Common belief said brighter the glitter of the stone, the stronger the positive virtues, plus giving the lucky person useful foresight into the future. 45th Wedding anniversary
October – Opal, Tourmaline
November – Citrine
This gem is associated with life and strength of body and mind. It was once thought that the wearer would become invisible when danger was near. 13th wedding anniversary gemstone
December – Tanzanite
Tanzanite is the modern 24th wedding anniversary gift