JANUARY - Garnet:
Flower - Carnation
Garnet is a gemstone which was known
to man thousands of years before the
Christian era. It is considered a gem
of faith, constancy and truth and is
believed to have healing power.
Garnet is considered the gemstone
of travelers; guarding the wearer
from perils along his/her journey.
FEBRUARY - Amethyst:
Flower - Violet
The name "AMETHYST" comes from a
Greek word meaning "not to intoxicate".
Ancient Greeks believed that amethyst
possessed the power of protecting the wearer
from drunkenness. It is also believed to
quicken the owner's intelligence and
render shrewdness in business.
Amethyst, because of its purple color,
is considered a royal gemstone and is
found in several pieces of the
coronation regalia of England.
MARCH - Aquamarine:
Flower - Daffodil
The name "AQUAMARINE" comes from a
Latin word for its color meaning
"water of the sea". Aquamarine has long
been the symbol for happiness and
everlasting youth. It is believed
to bring courage to its wearer and
strengthen the will. It also has the
power to conquer evil.
APRIL - Diamond:
Flower - Daisy
Diamonds are the best known
of all of the gemstones. They are the
hardest of gemstones, meaning that only
a diamond can scratch/cut another diamond.
Diamonds are believed to give their
wearer special powers of invulnerability.
They are said to offer protection in battle.
The word "diamond" comes from the
Greek word "adamas" meaning unconquerable.
Flower - Lily of the Valley
The name "EMERALD" comes from
an ancient Persian word "smaragdus",
which means "green stone". The emerald
has long been a highly- prized gemstone
for not only its beauty but also its
healing powers. The ancient Romans
believed that if you gazed into an
emerald your eyesight would be
restored and refreshed. Emerald is
often referred to as the "garden stone"
for its beautiful inclusions inherent
to its nature. Looking into an emerald
is as soothing as gazing into a garden.
JUNE - Cultured Pearl:
Flower - Rose
Pearls have been valued as gems
since biblical times. The ancient
Egyptians, Persians and Romans
held pearls in high esteem.
It is said that Cleopatra wagered a
bet with Marc Anthony that she could
give the most expensive dinner in history.
She sat before an empty plate and
goblet of wine. Removing one of her
pearl earrings, she crushed it,
dissolved it in her wine and drank it.
She offered Anthony the other earring,
and the bet was won. At the time, it was
believed that Cleopatra's pearls
were worth 1,875,000 ounces of silver!
JULY - Ruby
Flower - Larkspur
Ruby is another gemstone which
has been highly prized throughout
history. It was believed that the
wearer of a ruby would be blessed
with health, wealth, and wisdom and
outstanding success in love. Rubies,
today, are becoming more and more scarce
causing them to be increasingly more
expensive than other gemstones.
AUGUST - Peridot:
Flower - Gladiolus
Peridot was first discovered
by the Crusaders traveling through
the continent of Europe. It is
thought that peridot symbolized
chivalry, bravery and sincerity.
SEPTEMBER - Sapphire:
Flower - Aster
The name "SAPPHIRE" comes from
the Greek word "safir" meaning blue.
Ancient Persians believed that
the earth rested on a great sapphire
which created the blue sky. It is
also believed that the Ten Commandments
were carved on tablets of sapphire.
This gemstone is considered a symbol
for truth and constancy.
OCTOBER - Opal:
Flower - Calendula
Opals are known for the phenomena called
"play-of- color". The different flashes of
color are caused by the reflection of light
on hundreds of silica spheres that
make up an opal. To the ancient Romans,
opals were revered as a symbol of
hope and purity. The Greeks believed
that opals possessed the power of giving
foresight and light of prophecy to their owner.
NOVEMBER - Citrine:
Flower - Chrysanthemum
The name "CITRINE" comes from the
French word for lemon, "citron", because
of its lemon-yellow color. It was believed
that possessing a Citrine would protect
against plague and evil thought. It has also
been used as a charm against snake bites.
DECEMBER - Blue Topaz:
Flower - Holly
Topaz is said to cure a variety of
ailments such as asthma and insomnia.
The Greeks believed that topaz gave
strength to the wearer. In the Middle Ages,
topaz was considered a guardian angel,
making the wearer invisible in times of danger.
It is also considered the stone of
fruitfulness and faithfulness.
"Traditional and Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts"
7th Wool, Copper
8th Bronze, Pottery
9th Pottery, Willow
10th Tin, Aluminum
12th Silk, Linen
3rd Crystal, Glass
4th Electrical Appliances
7th Desk Sets
8th Linens, Lace
10th Diamond Jewelry
11th Fashion Jewelry
12th Pearls, Colored Gems
13th Textiles, Furs
14th Gold Jewelry