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Fifth Anniversary Gifts: Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline or Rose Quartz
During the first half-decade together insight and understanding have grown, strengthening your marriage like the roots of a tree. The Wood Anniversary is associated with sapphire, pink tourmaline and rose quartz gemstones. So, you have many different gift options for your special fifth anniversary celebration.
While most associate sapphire with blue it actually occurs in a wide range of colours, including pink, purple, orange, yellow, green and brown. (Sapphire is every colour of the mineral corundum except for red, which is ruby. Sapphire is one of the hardest gemstones (9 on Moh’s scale). Their durability makes them an appropriate symbol for a marriage destined to withstand the passing of time. Ancient Greek and Roman royalty believed the gem protected them from harm. In the Middle Ages, the clergy thought blue sapphire symbolized heaven and the faithful thought it attracted blessings. View our Sapphire Guide to learn more about the characteristics that determine sapphire quality and value.
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Tourmaline is available in a wide range of colours. The word ‘Tourmaline’ comes from Singhalese word “Turmali’ meaning gems of mixed colours. The pink colour is associated with the fifth anniversary. View our Tourmaline Guide to learn more about this gorgeous versatile gem.
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Rose Quartz is believed to encourage romance and intimacy. It is thought to have been used as a love token from as early as 600 B.C. It fosters forgiveness, reconciliation and empathy, and it is said to lower tension and stress in the heart, to clear out resentment, jealousy and anger. Rose quartz is an ideal gemstone anniversary gift option for those going through the challenging early years of parenthood.