OCTOBER | OPAL
The name Opal was derived from the Sanskrit word upala meaning precious stone and the Greek word opallios meaning to see a change in colour. Opal is given as a gift for the 14 th anniversary of marriage and is a symbol of fidelity, love, hope and assurance.
DECEMBER | TURQUOISE
Turquoise comes from the French word Turquoise meaning Turkish as the stone was brought to Europe from Turkey. It is a symbol of good fortune and success and by some seen as a love charm.
JANUARY | GARNET
Garnet is derived from the Latin name granatum which means pomegranate because of the resemblance of the red crystals to the seeds of pomegranate.
Garnet is the 2nd anniversary symbol of marriage, symbolising friendship, affection and loyalty.
APRIL | DIAMOND
Diamond symbolises deep everlasting love and marks the celebration of the 60th marriage anniversary.
JUNE | PEARL
Pearls are the only birthstone that doesn’t come from the earth. It is formed in mollusks like clams oysters and mussels. They celebrate the 30th marriage anniversary and are associated with faithfulness, friendship and purity.
JULY | RUBY
The name Ruby is from the Latin work ruber, which means red. Rubies were viewed as the stone for prophecy, love, passion, power and courage. It is the stone for the 40th marriage anniversary.
AUGUST | PERIDOT
It is the symbol for the sun, and celebrates the 16th year of marriage. The French named Peridot, which was preferred over the name Olivine that the English had named it. However the true name of this mineral is Olivine, and the name peridot is used to name the variety of green.
SEPTEMBER | SAPPHIRE
Sapphire’s name is derived from the Latin word saphirus and the Greek word sapheiros meaning blue. Sapphire is a symbol of good health, chastity, purity, innocence, joy and prosperity. It is also the stone celebrating the 5th anniversary of marriage.