We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but have you ever wondered what the precious stone really means? We’ve decided to decode exactly what all of your favourite rocks, so that when you choose your ring you can be sure you’re getting bling that truly represents your relationship.
Anniversary – 4 years
This underrated stone comes in either a light blue or golden colour. Representing fidelity and gentleness, this gem is stunning in any band.
Anniversary – 6 years
A gem we have all come across at one point or the other, this stone is used in spiritual healing to promote peace, serenity and clarity.
Anniversary – 7 years
Associated with discipline and reason, this dark brown/black stone is copied around the world for it’s rich and full bodied appearance.
Anniversary -12 years
Worshipped in in ancient China and to this day, Jade is seen as a stone that projects wisdom, balance, and when carved into a butterfly, a token of love.
Anniversary – 14 years
An iconic Australian gem, it was once said that when moved in the light, opals would mimic fire. However in meaning, opals promote loyalty and faithfulness.
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Anniversary – 16 years
This little gem can go undetected in a jewellers with its green/yellow colour. However given it’s meaning of morality and beauty might catch your eye from now on!
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Anniversary – 20 years
This classic stone is recognisable from its vibrant green colour which suits any metal. Embodying wisdom and love, this stone is used for more than one anniversary!
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Anniversary – 40 years
Meaning -Ruby red is an expression we hear a lot, and it’s not surprising once you see it in person! Its fiery red colour is noticeable on any hand and it no doubt represents passion and enthusiasm.
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Anniversary – 45 years
Sincerity and truth is this stones meaning. Its blue almost black colour provides elegance and sophistication to any wearer.
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Anniversary – 60 years
The one we all want. Our friend the diamond is the strongest mineral on earth, they even cut diamonds with diamonds because they are so resistant! So it’s no surprise this is the stone chosen for a majority of all wedding and engagement rings. Promoting strength and everlasting love, this is one stone we will all own at least one stage in our life.
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