The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Aquamarine as the gemstone associated with the 19thWedding Anniversary. Other references also mention Topaz as a gemstone associate with this anniversary.Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, Aquamarine whose name is derived from Latin and means ‘sea-water’ is said to stand for ‘faithfulness’ and is also a good luck charm for those setting out on a long journey overseas.A notable Aquamarine gemstone was owned by Julia, daughter of Titus; the Roman Emperor (Aquamarine with Julia Image) The Gemstone had her portrait etched into the stone, the gemstone is now kept in France’s National Museum in Paris.
Now, we have a theory as to why Topaz is mentioned in some references (no proof to back it up though!) We think it’s mentioned as blue topaz could easily be mistaken for aquamarine. If anyone can throw some light on this or provide some supporting evidence we would love to hear from you.
The 19 year Anniversary Facts and Figures
On the 19th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 6,935 days or 166,440 hours or 9,986,400 minutes which is over 599 million seconds!
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 52,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 5 years, 11 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 40,173 hours which is about 4 years, 7 months. You would have by now shared about 15,200 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year of continuous eating!