Anniversary Gemstones

Anniversaries are wonderful opportunities to celebrate the love and affection you share with your significant other. While traditional anniversary gift lists date back to the Middle Ages and include materials like paper and cotton, modern lists recommend special gemstones for those who prefer to adorn their loved one with something truly precious every year.

Holly Yashi wants to make your jewelry experience affordable, and for this reason we do not use rare and expensive jewels like diamonds, opals, or rubies. However, you can easily find substitutes to any precious jewel with one of our signature gemstones.

You are also always welcome to call our style consultants at (877) 607-8361 for any extra assistance and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Anniversary
Traditional Gemstone
Color & Stone Substitutions that
are used in Holly Yashi Jewelry
1st
Gold Color: Gold Tones
2nd
Garnet Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet
3rd
Pearl Color: White, Beige
Stones: Swarovski Crystal Pearls, Freshwater Pearls, Mother of Pearl
4th
Blue Topaz Color: Light Blue
Stones: Blue Topaz, Cubic Zirconia, Calcite, Chalcedony
5th
Sapphire Color: Deep Blue
Stones: Iolite, Blue Topaz
6th
Amethsyt Color: Purple
Stones: Amethyst, Iolite
7th
Onyx Color: Black
Stones: Onyx
8th
Tourmaline Color: Green - Pink
Stones: Glass Tourmaline, Amethyst, Calcite, Chalcedony
9th
Lapis Color: Dark Blue, Teal
Stones: Blue Topaz, Turquoise
10th
Diamond Color: Clear
Stones: Crystal, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite
11th
Turquoise Color: Turquoise Blue-Green
Stones: Turquoise
12th
Jade Color: Opaque Green
Stones: Calcite, Chalcedony
13th
Citrine Color: Yellow, Orange
Stones: Citrine, Hessonite, Sunstone, Carnelian, Amber, Smoky Quartz
14th
Opal Color: Opaque White (with colorful speckles)
Stones: Glass Opal, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite
15th
Ruby Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet
16th
Peridot Color: Green
Stones: Peridot
17th
Carnelian Color: Orange, Copper, Peach
Stones: Carnelian, Hessonite, Citrine, Sunstone, Amber, Smoky Quartz
18th
Chrysoberyl Color: Light Green
Stones: Peridot
19th
Aquamarine Color: Pale Blue
Stones: Aquamarine, Calcite, Chalcedony
20th
Emerald Color: Deep Green
Stones: Peridot
21st
Iolite Color: Purple
Stones: Iolite, Amethyst
22nd
Spinel Color: Deep Blue-Purple
Stones: Iolite, Amethyst
23rd
Imperial Topaz Color: Golden Yellow-Orange
Stones: Citrine, Hessonite, Sunstone, Carnelian
24th
Tanzanite Color: Light Purple-Blue
Stones: Amethyst, Iolite, Blue Topaz
25th
Silver Color: Silver Tones
30th
Pearl Color: White, Beige
Stones: Swarovski crystal pearls, freshwater pearls
35th
Emerald Color: Deep Green
Stones: Peridot
40th
Ruby Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet
45th
Sapphire Color: Deep Blue
Stones: Iolite, Blue Topaz
50th
Gold Color: Gold Tones
55th
Alexandrite Color: Green-Purple-Pink
Stones: Amethyst, Peridot, Calcite
60th
Diamond Color: Clear
Stones: Crystal, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite
70th
Sapphire Color: Deep Blue
Stones: Iolite, Blue Topaz
80th
Ruby Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet

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Our handmade jewelry is as unique as the person for whom you are shopping. Our pieces are designed, made, and shipped from start to finish in our northern California studio.

With the broad range of jewelry options available through Holly Yashi you will certainly be able to find a selection for the perfect gift.
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