Anniversary gifts 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!
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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 above 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).