The beautiful opalescent pearl is the modern gift list suggest for the twelve year wedding anniversary year. The pearl's symbolic meaning is one of innocence, fertility, and integrity of thought.
Pearls were traditionally worn by those of nobility as a symbol of their affluence and prosperity but were also the gem chosen by new brides to wear on their wedding day as a symbol of their virtue.
This romantic bridal tradition continues today. You will often see pearls adorning the bride's gown, decorations, and cake.
It is said that pearls will bring good luck when gifted in love or worn by those with integrity and purity of heart but this same gem is bad luck when worn by those with ill intentions. A rare gift from the sea this natural gem was an item to be treasured.
The pearl's symbolic meaning as an anniversary gift is quite profound. Just as a marriage union is strengthened through shared time spent together so is this jewel formed as slowly layer upon layer is added over time to create a single gem of iridescent beauty.