40th Wedding Anniversary

The 40th wedding anniversary is known as a ruby wedding anniversary; both the traditional and modern gifts given on this very special occasion are ruby.

Ruby is one of the most desirable gemstones. It is a fiery red coloured stone which is thought to symbolise love and passion. Ruby is given after 40 years of marriage as a reminder to the couple of the passion in the early days of their relationship. The 40th wedding anniversary is an opportunity to rekindle their profound love.

At Ernest Jones we offer a wide range of ruby jewellery, perfect for the 40th anniversary. Our ruby jewellery includes earrings, pendants, and rings, treat your wife to something that suits her style whilst sticking to tradition.


Eternity rings adorned with rubies are often given on the 40th wedding anniversary as a celebration of the many years spent in marriage.

Read more about eternity rings or shop for ruby eternity rings now.