20 years. Where has the time gone? Congratulations to you and yours for being together 20 years. It is a testament of your love and devotion to each other. If you are looking for a special gift to commemorate your lives together or to give as a gift to another couple, you might want to consider these interesting facts about the 20th anniversary.
20th Traditional Anniversary Gift: CHINA
Modern Gift: PLATINUM
Flower: DAY LILY
Popular Songs 20 Years Ago: "GANGSTA'S PARADISE" - Coolio
"WATERFALLS" - TLC
Price of Gasoline when you were married: $1.11 / gallon
TRADITIONAL GIFT: China is the traditional gift for the 20th wedding anniversary. There are several different gifts that can be given. Here are just a few suggestions: a china vase, dinner set, tea set, photo frame, personalized china plate. If you want to pull out all the stops, consider arranging a trip to China.
MODERN GIFT: The modern gift for the 20th anniversary is platinum. Platinum usually comes in the form of jewelry such as a ring, broach, tie clip, etc. Two non-jewelry suggestions are a platinum rose or collectible coins.
GEMSTONE: The emerald is known for its brilliant green shine. This shine comes from a high content of chromium. Genuine emeralds contain trace amounts of iron, which actually increases the value of the stone. Some of the best emeralds in the world are found in South America, particularly Columbia and Brazil. Ancient Egyptians buried emeralds with mummies. Some of the oldest emeralds in the world were harvested from the infamous “Cleopatra mines”. Emeralds are known to be very tough gems, but they are prone to cracks on the surface, which could devalue the gem. For this reason, before the gems are sold to the public, they are treated with epoxy or oils to fix or prevent any cracks and improve the transparency.
FLOWER: The day lily is the flower associated with the 20th wedding anniversary. Lilies come in a variety of colors, so you can pick a favorite color. A bouquet of 20 is a very thoughtful and traditional gift.
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