The 40th anniversary is known as the ruby anniversary. Legend has it that the ruby is the symbol of the 40th anniversary because it possesses an eternal internal flame that keeps the passion in a marriage alive and strong. The traditional gift and the modern gift for the 40th anniversary is ruby, as is the gemstone. Ruby red is the colour of a 40th anniversary and the flower most closely associated with this most auspicious occasion is the nasturtium which is of course available in ruby red.
When making plans for your own celebration or for your parents’ 40th anniversary, think beyond the traditional venues and plan your event out on the water instead. A Toronto dinner cruise provides many of the same amenities or even more than some land-based venues and offers ease of planning. Each 40th anniversary celebration is a unique event which can be totally customized to meet your individual requirements, including a fabulous ruby red décor. From April 1st to December 31st we offer a superb selection of private charter yachts in the Toronto harbour that are available for a 40th anniversary celebration like none other.
The perfect 40th anniversary gift is a piece of ruby jewelry for women and men. Known for their fiery red colour, they come in several varieties – Burma or Burmese, Pigeon’s Blood, Star, Cat’s Eye, and Verneuil. Unfortunately they are among the most costly gemstones in the world. If you have your heart set on jewelry for your 40th anniversary gift, you might want to consider the garnet. It is very deep red in colour, but it is an extremely low cost alternative. When buying gifts for a couple celebrating their 40th anniversary, think red – red glassware, red wine, red decorative arts, red linens, red his and hers bathrobes, or the perennial favourite, red roses.
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