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What is the traditional 33rd wedding anniversary gift?

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The traditional gift given for the 33rd wedding anniversary is the amethyst. This beautiful quartz is a semiprecious stone that ranges in color from a light lavender to a deep purple. Amethysts are mostly used in jewelry and treasured for their unique coloring.

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What is the traditional 33rd wedding anniversary gift?
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The word amethyst comes from the Greek word "amethystos," meaning "not drunken." Ancient Greeks falsely believed the stone could ward off drunkenness. Preceding the amethyst in the traditional wedding anniversary gift order are conveyances and following it is the opal. Some ideas for those looking to give a traditional amethyst gift include rings, pendants, watches and figurines.

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