30 years have come and gone but your love still burns brightly. Chances are the kids are all grown up and you might be grandparents. The memories that you have shared are priceless. Show the one you love that you are still madly in love by incorporating some symbolic presents in your anniversary celebration.
30th Traditional Anniversary Gift: PEARL
Modern Gift: DIAMOND
Popular Songs 30 Years Ago: "Y.M.C.A." - Village People
"I WILL SURVIVE" - Gloria Gaynor
Price of Gasoline when you were married: $.90 / gallon
TRADITIONAL GIFT: The traditional gift given for the 30th wedding anniversary is pearl. Some gift ideas are: earrings, necklace, bracelet, cuff links or a religious rosary. It is important to know that pearls are a very sensitive gem. They need to be taken care of and restrung every couple of years. They can be irritated by common things such as makeup and perfume.
MODERN GIFT:A more modern gift for the 30th wedding anniversary is a diamond. Of course diamonds are the most well known and sought after gem. Diamonds are most commonly associated with earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, cufflinks, etc. As opposed to pearls, diamonds are the hardest most durable gem there is. Unlike pearls, they do not need such meticulous care. They just need to be cleaned and polished periodically.
GEMSTONE:Pearl is the gemstone that represents the 30th wedding anniversary. Pearls are unique to other gems in that they are created inside of certain species. Oysters, mollusks and clams all produce pearls. There are two types of pearls, natural and cultured. A natural pearl is the rarest of pearls. It is formed when an irritant makes its way into one of these species. It then begins to secrete what is commonly known as “mother of pearl” to produce the smooth, final product. A cultured pearl is the more common pearl found in jewelry. A cultured pearl is formed when a human purposely places an irritant in one of the above species with the intent of “growing” a pearl. Pearls have long been a valued commodity and are a perfect gift to give on the 30th wedding anniversary.
FLOWER:Lilies are historically associated with the 30th wedding anniversary. We like the idea of giving a bouquet of lilies along with one of the above gems. Any gift of diamonds or a strand of pearls wrapped around a bouquet of flowers will show your spouse that you've gone the extra mile this 30th anniversary.
We invite you to visit us for your next anniversary and we will give you more great ideas.