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40th Wedding Anniversary Gift - Ruby


ruby and diamond ring


Choosing a 40th wedding anniversary gift (the ruby wedding), need not be challenging. It is traditional to give a ruby gift on this anniversary. The ruby may also be used as the gemstone for the 15th anniversary.

The ruby is also given as a gift for the birthstone month of July. Take a look at this page for more ideas.

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40th Wedding Anniversary Clock

Give the couple celebrating this anniversary a clock that has the wedding anniversary engraved on the front and has ruby colored decoration.

ruby colored roses

Ruby Flowers

Purchase a bouquet with ruby colored flowers. There are usually plenty of red colored flowers to choose from. These may include roses, gerberas and carnations.

Ruby Jewelry

Buy jewelry set with rubies. Purchase matching items to make it the special present you are looking for. For a really special gift you could try a pair of matching ruby rings. Click on the link below to create unique jewelry for the 40th wedding anniversary.

Gemstone Jewelry at Manufacturer Prices

Ruby Cuff Links

How about buying a nice set of ruby cuff links with a tie pin to match? Set this of with the purchase of a white shirt to present the 40th wedding anniversary gift.

Red Wine

Ruby in color so you might like to purchase the couple a bottle of wine to enjoy on their special day.

Ruby Glass

Buy a ruby colored vase for all those flowers being given as gifts. You may wish to place a few flowers in them yourself.


As this is a special anniversary have a bottle of champagne personalized with the couples name, date and anniversary. Complete the gift with a couple of champagne flutes.

Engraved Glass

Why not buy the happy couple a glass bowl? Have it engraved with their names and date of their ruby wedding anniversary

Books with Ruby in the Title

Look out for books with ruby in their title. You should be able to find able to find something to suit the taste of the person you are buying for.

Ruby Picture Frame

There are picture frames surrounded by rubies (or ruby colored stones), sometimes in a heart shape. This can be a relatively inexpensive gift that can be made special with a suitable photograph.

Anniversary Cruise

As the 40th wedding anniversary is one of the most important anniversaries many people choose to take a special trip to commemorate their wedding day. Cruises are very popular for this sort of vacation. Perhaps members of the family could contribute to pay for the holiday. If the couple want to finance the trip themselves then you could offer to upgrade the cabin or purchase one of the special packages that most cruise companies offer for anniversaries and similar occasions.

What are Rubies

Rubies are red gemstones. A variety of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide) in which the color is caused mainly by chromium. Its name derives from ruber, Latin for red.

Natural rubies are exceptionally rare, but synthetic rubies can be manufactured fairly cheaply. These are known as created rubies. Rubies are considered one of the four precious gems together with sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

The gemstones are mined in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Greenland but are mostly found in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Madagascar, and Thailand. other countries where they may occur are in the U.S. states of Montana and North and South Carolina.

Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Only diamonds at 10 are harder than the ruby.

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