Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Holidays…   What to buy?  Well a friend that worked in a local store in a small community told me that men would come in at the last minute to buy a gift for their wives and come to the counter with a iron, vacuum, or other home appliance.  She would sarcastically comment, “Nothing more romantic than the gift of work!”  They would think for a split second and in panic ask for help in picking out a more suitable gift for the occasion. Being a small community, the wives would find out and stop by the store to thank her for helping their husband pick out the perfect gift.

So how can you be romantic and original?  Jewelry is always a great choice.  You have many options.  For a birthdays, a ring, earrings, necklace, bracelet, or pendant with a birthstone or other gemstone to mix it up.  For an Anniversary, how romantic is it to not only give jewelry but jewelry with the gemstone corresponding to the number of years married.  Now that really says I remembered!

Here are the lists of Birthstones and Anniversary stones.  Ladies you may want to send this blog to your man or print it for him for future reference.

January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine or Bloodstone
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal or Tourmaline
November – Topaz or Citrine
December – Turquoise, Zircon or Tanzanite

Anniversary Gemstones
1st Anniversary – Gold Jewelry
2nd Anniversary – Garnet
3rd Anniversary – Cultured or Natural Pearls
4th Anniversary – Blue Topaz
5th Anniversary – Sapphire
6th Anniversary – Amethyst
7th Anniversary – Onyx
8th Anniversary – Tourmaline
9th Anniversary – Lapis Lazuli
10th Anniversary – Diamond Jewelry
11th Anniversary – Turquoise
12th Anniversary – Jade
13th Anniversary – Citrine
14th Anniversary – Opal
15th Anniversary – Ruby
16th Anniversary – Peridot
17th Anniversary – Watches
18th Anniversary – Cat’s Eye
19th Anniversary – Aquamarine
20th Anniversary – Emerald
21st Anniversary – Lolite
22nd Anniversary – Spinel
23rd Anniversary – Imperial Topaz
24th Anniversary – Tanzanite
25th Anniversary – Silver Jubilee
30th Anniversary – Cultured/Natural Pearl Jubilee
35th Anniversary – Emerald
40th Anniversary – Ruby
45th Anniversary – Sapphire
50th Anniversary – Golden Jubilee
55th Anniversary – Alexandrite
60th Anniversary – Diamond

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