Appendix:Anniversary associations

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Certain materials and items have a historical association with certain anniversaries. Following are those from the US and the UK.

Year Traditional (U.S.) Traditional (U.K.) [1] Modern (U.S.)
1st paper cotton clocks
2nd cotton paper china
3rd leather leather crystal, glass
4th linen, silk fruit and flower appliances (home appliances)
5th wood Wooden silverware
6th iron sugar wooden objects
7th wool, copper woollen desk sets/pen and pencil sets
8th bronze salt linens, lace
9th pottery, china copper leather goods
10th tin, aluminum tin diamond jewelry
11th steel perfume fashion jewelry, accessories
12th silk silk and linens pearls, colored gems
13th lace barometer textiles, furs
14th ivory clock gold jewelry
15th crystal crystal watches
16th holloware silver holloware
17th furniture
18th coloured gems porcelain
19th furniture bronze
20th china china china
21st brass, nickel
22nd copper
23rd silver plate
24th musical instruments
25th silver silver silver
30th pearl pearl pearl
35th coral, jade coral jade
40th ruby ruby ruby
45th sapphire sapphire
50th gold gold gold
55th emerald emerald
60th diamond diamond
65th blue sapphire
70th platinum[2][3][4]
75th diamond diamond diamond
80th oak oak[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [w:Pears Cyclopaedia|[Pears Cyclopaedia]], 1967-68 commemorative ed., "Wedding Anniversaries." L121
  2. ^ The platinum wedding anniversary of Jim and Gladys Till from the Lancaster Guardian
  3. ^ North-west Evening Mail, Tenor and wife toast 70 years of marriage
  4. ^ Portsmouth News They've been around the world in 70 years
  5. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2020233/Britain%27s-longest-married-couple-celebrate-a-quiet-80th-anniversary.html
  6. ^ http://www.royal.gov.uk/HMTheQueen/Queenandanniversarymessages/Factsandfigures.aspx