Gift from the Traditional Wedding Anniversary List
30 years of marriage is traditionally represented by the symbol of Pearls, it is for this reason why the 30th year Wedding Anniversary is traditionally know as the Pearl Wedding.
Pearls have long been cherished due to their beauty and relative scarcity although nowadays cultured pearls have made them far more abundant and affordable.
For this anniversary any type of Pearl can be used; there are more than one type at the basic level there are fresh water pearls and saltwater pearls. Both contain the same properties that make them desirable and nowadays they are equally attainable. One difference is the larger types are typically the saltwater variety as the shellfish they come from can grow larger.
Naturally developed Pearls are still the most sought after due to their rarity cultured Pearls can be as good a quality especially the ones from the top Pearl culturists.
The best know cultured Pearl producer is Mikimoto, a Japanese producer named after the founder who discovered how to grow Pearls ‘on demand’ The results are beautiful, check out these Fine Mikimoto gift ideas from one of our partners.
If choosing Pearl as a gift please always ensure it is real Pearl, we’ve seen many items designed with Mother of Pearl which, unless you know, can be confused with Pearls. Mother of Pearl is actually the shell of the mussel or oyster that can produce a pearl.
- Only Gem made by a living organism
- 95% of Pearls are now cultured
- The name Margaret is Greek for Pearl
- La Peregrina is possible the most famous Pearl in the world
- Cultured Pearls typically take about 7 years to grow
An easy way to tell the difference between fake Pearls and real are the fake Pearls have a high surface shine and if you rub them against your teeth they will feel smooth, real ones feel rough.
Modern Anniversary List
The Modern/Contemporary wedding anniversary list strangely suggests Diamond Jewellery as the appropriate gift idea for the 30th year Wedding Anniversary, why the authors of this list choose to diverge from the traditional list for this major anniversary appears to have been lost in time however it does provide a great alternative to Pearls especially if the recipient dose not like them.
Gemstone Anniversary List
Even more bizarre than the modern anniversary list is the gemstone list as this states Jade as the appropriate semi-precious gemstone for the 30th year wedding anniversary. We assume this is to offer a variation on Pearls as why just have one gem for an anniversary when you can have two?
Flowers Anniversary List
The appropriate flower for the 30th year wedding anniversary is Sweet Pea. The language of flowers states Sweet Pea can mean blissful pleasure or thank you for a lovely time.
The 30th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures
On the 30th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for
- 10,950 days or
- 262,800 hours or
- 15,768,000 minutes
- which is over 946 million seconds
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 82,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or over 9 years; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 63,000 hours which is about 7 years and you would have had over 23,000 meals together which equates to approximately 568 days of continuous eating!
30th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Please see out 30th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;
Wedding Anniversary Gift Set, Mr/Mrs Right mugs 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th 60th£10.95
Personalised Wedding Anniversary Prosecco£24.95 – £29.95
Amore Pearl 30th Anniversary Wedding Gifts Cream Dual Photo Frame£12.95
Our Wedding Day Commemorative Chart£8.95 – £36.95
Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary 6″ x 4″ Photo Frame£8.95
Celebration Pearl 30th Anniversary Clock by Shudehill giftware£19.95
Celebrations 30th Anniversary Gift Silver Photo Frame – 6″ x 4″£14.95
30th Anniversary Gift Set Two China Mugs Mr Right and Mrs Always Right£10.95
Large Pearl Anniversary Photo Album for 50 x 6″ x 4″ printsSale!
Pearl Anniversary Amore Paperwrap Photo Frame 6″ x 4″Sale!
Pearl Wedding Photo Frame for 6 x 4 print£9.95
Pearl Anniversary Starlight LED Lantern£8.95
Personalised Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary Red Wine£20.95 – £23.95
Pearl Anniversary Photo Album for 6 x 4 prints£12.95
30th Pearl Wedding Anniversary gift ~ Reminisce 1991 with DVD and Greeting Card£9.95
Personalised White Wine with national newspaper from day selected Gift Set£64.95
Silver-plated Wedding Anniversary Photo Frame£17.95 – £19.95
Original Wedding Day Newspaper in a Presentation Folder£65.95