55th year Wedding Anniversary

Traditional 55th anniversary gifts have a theme of Emerald.

A Contemporary or Modern anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald.

This Wedding Anniversary does not have any flowers associated with it.

The Gemstone list shows Alexandrite and Emerald are the gems associated with this Anniversary

Lots of Folklore surround the Emerald stone. Emerald was believed to lessen the pangs and dangers of child-birth by wearing it it was also believed to be a great protector of chastity; it was said that if a broken vow or unchaste act occurred between the giver and recipient then the emerald would become dim or lose it’s color and an act of gross treachery might even cause the stone to crumble on its setting!