A few wedding anniversary lists have included symbols or materials above the 75th anniversary in the modern or contemporary list. We suspect these Anniversaries are extremely rare however given an increase in life spans these may start to be used more and more.
If you know of anyone celebrating an anniversary above the 75th Anniversary we would love to know. Please contact us at Anniversary Ideas Team.
Below are the symbols or materials associated with the anniversaries above the 75th, as an alternative to those listed every 5th year up to the 100th has also been listed as a diamond anniversary.
Few couples have celebrated more than the 80th anniversary and we have yet to find a couple who have celebrated an anniversary higher than the 85th together.
We currently believe that a Taiwanese couple who celebrated their 86th anniversary together in 2003 hold the record for the longest married couple in the world, they beat the previous record of 83 years by a couple from America. Further details including a picture are available here of the couple celebrating their 85th (Sapphire and Diamond anniversary)
In Australia the longest marriage on record is that of Wesley Arney (Wes) and his wife Vanetta who in 2003 celebrated their 79th anniversary unfortunately Wes passed away the same year. A brief news story on their marriage is available here.
In Britain the longest marriage on record in the recent past is for a couple from South Yorkshire which was 76 years old in 1998. News Story available here.