Romantic 9th Anniversary Gemstones

Your 9th anniversary gemstone is Lapis Lazuli, a gorgeous deep intense blue stone that is believed to promote harmony and friendship. A pretty perfect combination for married bliss!

Not only is it a gorgeous blue semi-precious stone, perfect for jewelry, it has also been used in the past to create a beautiful blue pigment, Ultramarine which was used in paintings in the Renaissance time. It was incredibly expensive so it was quite often reserved for the more important paintings.

9th Anniversary Color

The stunning deep blue of Lapis Lazuli gives the color to the 9th Anniversary and therefore gifts in blue also fit very well into the theme.

Romantic 9th Anniversary Ideas

Although it may not be possible to gift a Renaissance masterpiece for your 9th Anniversary, maybe you could look at buying a poster instead. A classic painting would be The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Vemeer,

Or how about an anniversary city break visiting famous art galleries with even more famous paintings?

Or you could look to visit the origins of the Lapis Lazuli stone;

  • Afghanistan, 
  • Angola, 
  • Argentina, 
  • Burma, 
  • Pakistan, 
  • Canada, 
  • Chili, 
  • Italy, 
  • India, 
  • Russia 
  • and in the USA in California and Colorado.

Or travel back even further in time and visit Roman and Ancient Egypt to see some truly gorgeous Lapis Lazuli examples.

Lapis Lazuli was used to decorate Tutankhamen's death mask and it was used in cosmetics for Cleopatra.

So although it is not possible to actually travel back in time you could visit Italy and Egypt to see some of the wonders.

You could also visit one of the great old museums that have many examples of Ultramarine.

The Best Lapis Lazuli

When you come to choosing Lapis Lazuli for your 9th Anniversary Gift you want to choose the best for your money.

You can tell if Lapis Lazuli is real by a number of factors

  1. The price which needs to be at least over $50
  2. The color should be swirls and not just one color. There will be darker and lighter flecks in the stone.
  3. The stone will be able to be scratched with a knife as it is quite a soft stone. If you are choosing Lapis Lazuli for jewelry then you are looking for special pieces that probably shouldn't be worn every day, although lots of people do.
  4. It should be something that you love!

Lots of gorgeous handcrafted Lapis Lazuli Anniversary gemstone gifts at

And also Lapis Lazuli at Amazon

Lapis Lazuli is also the Anniversary gemstone for your 32nd Anniversary.

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