The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Opal as the gemstone associated with the 18thWedding Anniversary.
Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, many believe opal to be an unlucky stone that can only be tamed by setting in silver, in Turkey it was believed, in ancient times, to have come direct from heaven in a flash of lightning. Opal is classed as a moon stone and the luckiest day to wear it is on a Monday.Should the gemstone for this year not be a popular choice there is also the appropriate gemstone for the month you married, we’ve even got references to the appropriate gemstone for the time you got married!
The 18 year Anniversary Facts and Figures
On the 18th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 6,570 days or 157,680 hours or 9,460,800 minutes which is over 567 million seconds!
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 49,200 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 5 years, 8 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 38,059 hours which is about 4 years, 4 months. You would have by now shared about 14,400 meals together which equates to approximately 11 months, 13 days of continuous eating!