The next time you long for the good old days,
think about what used to be considered as acceptable anniversary gifts back in 1957.
|For the first year of marriage a gift of paper was appropriate.|
|After five years, you could expect wood.|
|On your tenth anniversary you would have reached the luxurious level of aluminum or tin.|
|You could finally put away the plastic plates after twenty years of marriage because you would be receiving china.|
|A gift of diamonds was not even in the cards until your sixtieth anniversary. BARBARIANS!|
Thank goodness you live in the age of enlightenment. The traditional list of anniversary gemstones is now the more favored guide. Its origins date back to 1912 as established by European jewelers' guilds. The Anniversary Gemstones shown below is the list officially recognized by Jewelers of America, the American Gem Society, the American Gem Trade Association, and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
|01: Gold Jewelry
04: Blue Topaz
09: Lapis Lazuli
10: Diamond Jewelry
18: Cat's-Eye Chrysoberyl
23: Imperial Topaz
25: Silver Jubilee
30: Pearl Jubilee
50: Golden Jubilee
60: Diamond Jubilee
70: Sapphire Jubilee
80: Ruby Jubilee
We require certificates of origin through the "Kimberly Process" to insure all diamonds from
Mills Jewelers are "Conflict Free."