Alibi V.16 No.5 • Feb 1-7, 2007 

Feature

The Stability Years

If you've made it this far together, chances are you're set for smooth sailing. According to a Census Bureau report issued in 2005, if a first marriage ends in divorce, it happens within the first eight years, on average.

Ninth Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Pottery or willow
Modern Gifts: Leather
Gemstone: Lapis lazuli and tiger eye
Flower: Poppies

10 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Tin or aluminum
Modern Gifts: Diamond jewelry
Gemstone: Diamond jewelry or blue sapphire
Color: Silver or blue
Flower: Daffodil

11 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Steel
Modern Gifts: Fashion jewelry
Gemstone: Hematite and turquoise
Flower: Morning glories

12 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Silk
Modern Gifts: Pearls
Gemstone: Colored gems and pearls
Flower: Peonies

13 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Lace
Modern Gifts: Textiles or furs
Gemstone: Citrine, malachite or moonstone
Flower: Hollyhock

14 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Ivory
Modern Gifts: Gold jewelry
Gemstone: Moss agate
Flower: Dahlia

15 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Crystal
Modern Gifts: Watches
Flower: Rose

16 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Silver hollow ware

17 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Furniture

18 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Porcelain

19 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Bronze

20 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: China
Modern Gifts: Bone china and platinum
Flower: Day lily

21 st Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Brass or nickel

22 nd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Copper

23 rd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Silver plate

24 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Musical instruments

25 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Silver
Modern Gifts: Silver
Gemstone: Sterling silver
Flower: Iris

26 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Original pictures

27 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Sculpture

28 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Orchids

29 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Furniture

30 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts : Pearl
Modern Gifts: Diamond jewelry
Flower: Sweet pea

31 st Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Time pieces

32 nd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Conveyances

33 rd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Amethyst

34 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Opal

35 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Coral
Modern Gifts: Jade

36 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Bone china

37 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Alabaster

38 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Beryl or tourmaline

39 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Lace

40 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Ruby
Modern Gifts: Ruby
Gemstone: Ruby
Flower: Nasturtium

41 st Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Land

42 nd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Improved real estate

43 rd Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Travel

44 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Groceries

45 th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Sapphire
Modern Gifts: Sapphire
Gemstone: Alexandrite

46 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Original poetry

47 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Books

48 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Optical goods

49 th Anniversary
Modern Gifts: Luxuries