A quick W&N guide to anniversaries

Anniversaries can be fraught with danger! From forgetting about them altogether through nerves around finding the perfect gift - I mean who wants paper to celebrate a year's marriage?!? Here at W&N we think a great piece of jewellery is always the perfect gift and here's a quick guide to which gemstones mark which year:

1st Anniversary: Gold jewellery or peridot

2nd Anniversary: Garnet

3rd Anniversary: Pearls or jade

4th Anniversary: Blue topaz or blue zircon

5th Anniversary: Sapphire or pink tourmaline

6th Anniversary: Amethyst or turquoise

7th Anniversary: Onyx, yellow sapphire, or golden beryl

8th Anniversary: Tourmaline or tanzanite

9th Anniversary: Lapis lazuli, amethyst, or green spinel

10th Anniversary: Diamond or blue sapphire

11th Anniversary: Turquoise, citrine, or yellow zircon

12th Anniversary: Jade or opal

13th Anniversary: Citrine, moonstone, or hawk's eye

14th Anniversary: Opal, agate, or bloodstone

15th Anniversary: Ruby, rhodolite garnet, or alexandrite

16th Anniversary: Peridot (evening emerald) or red spinel

17th Anniversary: Carnelian

18th Anniversary: Cat's eye (chrysoberyl) or aquamarine

19th Anniversary: Aquamarine or almandine garnet

20th Anniversary: Emerald or yellow/golden diamond

21st Anniversary: Lolite

22nd Anniversary: Spinel

23rd Anniversary: Imperial topaz

24th Anniversary: Tanzanite

25th Anniversary: Silver Jubilee, tsavorite, or green garnet

30th Anniversary: Pearl Jubilee

35th Anniversary: Emerald

40th Anniversary: Ruby

45th Anniversary: Sapphire or cat's eye

50th Anniversary: Golden Jubilee or Imperial/Golden topaz