The 13th wedding anniversary is the lace anniversary. For this reason, the traditional gifts for this occasion include homeware or apparel featuring made from lace or featuring lace inserts.
The celebration of wedding anniversaries goes back to ancient Roman times, when couples used to celebrate their 25th and 50th marriage anniversaries. Husbands used to offer their wives a silver wreath for the 25th anniversary and a golden wreath for the 50th anniversary. The tradition of having a name for each year of marriage dates from the beginning of the 20th century. This is when various gemstone became associated with wedding anniversaries. The gemstones for the 13th wedding anniversary are malachite, citrine and moonstone.