30 Year Anniversary Gift And Its Meaning

Wedding anniversary is a special time for any couple and it becomes more special if it is the 30th anniversary. The memories and time shared with each other become priceless. This is why we take time out to really prepare for this occasion.  If you are about to celebrate your 30th anniversary or you know of pairs who are, you may want to give them the traditional or modern gifts of this event.

Traditional Anniversary Gift


For the 30th anniversary, pearls are the traditional gift that is given. As we all know, pearls symbolize purity and wisdom. They are unique to other gems in that they are created inside of certain species. Oysters, mollusks and clams all produce pearls. That is why pearls represents this anniversary because the couple is celebrating their 30 years together full of love, friendship, and unity. The gift you can give may be a jewelry made of or with a touch of stunning freshwater pearls like necklace, pendant, earrings, bracelet, ring, pearl cufflinks or a rosary.

Modern Anniversary Gift


Diamond is the modern gift for the 30th anniversary. Diamonds can survive conditions that would destroy other materials that is why this is the modern symbol of this anniversary. As the time goes by, the couple’s relationship becomes stronger, secure and passionate just like the characteristics of diamonds. When it comes to gift ideas, this include items with diamonds like ring, necklace, earrings, diamond cufflinks, bracelet, etc.

Through the years we have heard of many celebrities celebrating their 30th anniversary. To name a few are actor / producer couple Danny Devito and his wife Rhea Pearlman who celebrated their 30th anniversary last 28th January 2012; Ron Howard, an actor / producer / director and his wife Cheryl Howard who celebrated their 30th anniversary on 7th June 2005; Rocker / television personality Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne also celebrated their anniversary July 4th 2012.  Lastly, award winning actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Pearson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last 25th June 2013.


One of the most popular ways of celebrating a 30th anniversary nowadays is with a vow renewal ceremony. Recently a famous couple, Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd, renewed their vows in celebration of their 30th anniversary. This occasion was also aired on the finale episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The couple threw a lavish party and staged the ceremony at their estate which was also attended by all the Beverly Hills Housewives. The vow renewal ceremony was held by the pool which had floating rose petals in the water. The couple also sliced a beautiful cake featuring pink flowers and silver writings which was gifted to them on this occasion.

Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd

It is a common norm among the celebrities to gift each other diamond and pearl jewelry on their 30th anniversaries. Recently an actor gifted his wife a beautiful diamond ring, while another famous personality gifted his wife a new car. Thus for the 30th Anniversary, you can also gift the couple some diamond jewelry items like a couple’s birthstone and name pendant, diamond bands, or some less expensive items like a photo collage canvas, a beautiful photo frame with the picture of the couple or a set of wine glasses, etc.


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