A 60th anniversary gift is traditionally associated with diamonds, the most popular gemstone in jewelry. These diamonds are typically gifted as earrings, necklaces, watches, and other jewelry.
Diamond, which derives from the Greek "adamas," denotes something that is strong and enduring, making it the ideal material to represent the long-lasting love of a 60-year marriage. Historically, the diamond has been thought to possess powers of protection against various worldly threats. Although it is often colorless, the diamond can also have shades of color, including blue, green, red, pink and yellow. The diamond is considered both the traditional and the modern 60th anniversary gift.