Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)

Every couple wants their marriage to last a lifetime. So, a 30th anniversary is a great date to celebrate that commitment! Though the years may have flown by, it's important to remember and celebrate the milestones that have been reached along the way. 


How do you celebrate your 30th anniversary? What is the symbol of 30 years of marriage? What gift should you give to your beloved one? Look no further! In this blog post, I will answer all of those questions for you, and you'll be able to find perfect gifts and have the most significant celebration ever!

What is the symbol for 30 years of marriage?

The 30th anniversary is a significant milestone for any couple. This year's date is the perfect opportunity to think about all we've accomplished, enjoy the moment, and anticipate what's coming. In addition, for many couples, the 30th anniversary is a time to renew their commitment to each other. One of the most common ways to commemorate this commitment is with gifts.


One of the most famous symbols of a 30th anniversary is pearls. They are symbols of wisdom, faithfulness, and purity and are associated with the moon, which is said to represent femininity and fertility.

Another popular symbol of a 30th anniversary is lilies. Lilies symbolize purity, elegance, and strength. They are also associated with the sun, which is said to represent masculinity and power.


Finally, green is a significant symbol of the 30th anniversary. Green is a symbol of growth, life, and fertility. It is also associated with the earth, which is said to represent stability and endurance.


Still, among all these symbols, the pearl is the go-to gift and the most important character for this significant milestone.

Why pearl is the symbol of 30 years of marriage?

For many couples, the pearl is the perfect way to commemorate 30 years of marriage. Pearl symbolizes 30 years of marriage because it is associated with wisdom, strength, and beauty. Pearls are also said to represent the wearer's loyalty, faithfulness, and purity. These qualities are essential in a marriage meant to last a lifetime. 

Pearls have been associated with weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore pearls to symbolize purity and innocence. In medieval Europe, pearls were thought to bring good luck to newlyweds.


The tradition of giving pearls as wedding gifts dates back to the Victorian era. Queen Victoria gave her daughter Princess Louise a pearl necklace on her wedding day. The custom quickly caught on, and pearls became a popular wedding gift for many years.


Today, pearls are still seen as a symbol of everlasting love. So they make the perfect 30th-anniversary gift for couples who have shared a lifetime of happiness.

What is a gift for the 30th anniversary

The best way to celebrate 30 years of marriage is with a gift that symbolizes the strength and beauty of your relationship. Below I'll show you some traditional and modern gifts perfect for celebrating this major milestone.

Traditional gift

As mentioned above, pearls are a traditional gift for a 30th anniversary. They symbolize wisdom and beauty and represent a couple's strength and enduring love. There are many different types of pearls and pearl jewelry, so you can pick the best style for your significant other!

Pearl Necklace

A pearl necklace is a classic anniversary gift that any woman would love to receive. So for a 30th anniversary, you can't go wrong with a white South Sea pearl necklace. The pearls are AAAA quality, so you know they are the best.


The necklace will come in an elegant jewelry box, making it a luxurious present for your significant other. To make it even more special, you can have a custom pearl necklace with your spouse's initials.

Pearl Pendant

You can also give a pearl pendant for something unique and different. It is a special and classic gift that will be appreciated for years. For example, consider buying an Astral Aurora Akoya Pearl Pendant in Rose Gold. The certificate of authenticity and its beautiful gift box make it an excellent present for a special event.


The pendant, made from 18-carat rose gold, captures the beautiful northern lights display. Three faceted stones in tsavorite garnet and green diamond are hands set in rose gold, and an Akoya pearl is invisibly suspended from a chain made of rose gold. 

Pearl Earrings

Another great gift idea is a pair of pearl earrings. They are timeless and elegant, and any woman would be thrilled to receive them.


For example, you can choose Tahitian pearls, which are incredibly stunning with their unique dark color. These 9.0-10.0mm earrings are the perfect size to show off the Tahitian pearls' luster and beauty. Your wife will adore these earrings, a special reminder of your love for many years.

Pearl Bracelet

A perfect gift for a 30th anniversary is a pearl bracelet. Pearl bracelets are classic and elegant, symbolizing love's beauty and purity. Pearl bracelets also represent the strength and enduring nature of a marriage.


For 30 years of marriage, show your wife how much you care with a stunning Athena Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet. This beautiful bracelet features 6-7mm white Akoya pearls, each handpicked for its luster and quality. The bracelet is finished with a 14K white gold clasp, making it a luxurious and timeless gift she'll cherish forever.


Akoya cultured pearls are renowned for their exceptional luster and quality, and the Athena Akoya Cultured Pearl Bracelet is a perfect example of this. With its beautiful white pearls and luxurious white gold clasp, this bracelet is a timeless gift she'll cherish forever.

Pearl Brooch

A pearl brooch is a timeless and elegant gift and a great way to show love. Pearl brooches are classic and sophisticated, symbolizing the beauty of love. They also represent the strength and enduring nature of a marriage.


For your 30th anniversary, give your wife a beautiful pearl brooch. The Pearl Source has a wide selection of pearl brooches, so you're sure to find the perfect one for her.


For example, the Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Brooch is a stunning and timeless piece. It features a 6.5mm Akoya pearl, known for its exceptional luster and quality. The brooch is crafted from 18K white gold and comes in a beautiful Mikimoto box. This brooch is the perfect way to show your wife how much you love her.

Pearl gifts for him

For a 30th anniversary, you can also give your husband a pearl gift. Pearl gifts are classic and elegant, symbolizing love's beauty. They also represent the strength and enduring nature of a marriage.


For example, you can buy a golden pearl necklace for your husband. The chain will add a touch of elegance to his look. If your husband is a fan of watches, you can also buy him A Mother of Pearl Watch. This watch is not only stylish but also durable. Lastly, you can also give him an elegant mother-of-pearl accessory. This accessory can be a tie pin, cufflinks, or a money clip.


Your husband will appreciate any of these pearl gifts. They are classic and timeless, and they will show him how much you love and appreciate him.

Modern gift

The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is a pearl. However, modern couples often prefer to break with tradition and choose a more unique and personal gift that suits their style and personality. If you're stuck for ideas, here are some suggestions for both men and women:

For her:

1. A piece of fine jewelry such as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

2. A romantic weekend getaway.

3. A luxurious spa day or weekend retreat.

4. A designer handbag or purse.

5. An elegant home accessory such as a vase, frame, or art.

6. A gourmet food hamper or basket filled with her favorite treats.

7. A subscription to her favorite magazine or online service.

8. A voucher for a shopping spree at her favorite store.

9. A personalized photo album or scrapbook filled with cherished memories.

10. A heartfelt love letter expresses your undying love and devotion.

For him:

1. A stylish watch or piece of jewelry.

2. A new golf club or other sporting equipment.

3. An electric razor or grooming set for the dapper gentleman.

4. A gourmet food hamper or basket filled with his favorite snacks and drinks.

5. A voucher for a day of pampering at his local spa.

6. A subscription to his favorite magazine or online service.

7. A new video game console or the latest must-have gadget.

8. A voucher for a day of adrenaline-pumping activities such as go-karting, paintballing, or indoor skydiving.

9. An adventure weekend away doing something he's always wanted to try, such as deep sea fishing, bungee jumping, or skydiving.

10. A heartfelt love letter expresses your undying love and devotion.


It doesn't matter what gift you choose. What matters is your attention to your soul mate and common memories for so many years of living together!

How to throw the best 30th-anniversary party

Whether you're planning a small gathering with close family and friends or a large party with everyone you've ever met, some essential tips will make your 30th-anniversary celebration one to remember.

Start with the invitations.

Your invitations set the tone for the entire event, so choose wisely! If you're going for a formal vibe, consider engraved invitations with a classic font. Opt for brightly-colored invitations with fun graphics if you want something more fun and festive. No matter your route, including all the essential details, like the party's date, time, and location.

Decorate in style

Again, the decorations you choose will depend on the overall tone of your party. If you're going for something elegant, consider using white and gold as your primary colors with accents of pearl. On the other hand, for a fun and festive party, go bright and bold with your decoration choices. Balloons, streamers, and confetti are always a good idea!

Serve up some delicious food.

No party is complete without good food, so ensure you have plenty of options for your guests. For a sit-down meal, have a few different entree choices and some vegetarian and vegan options. For a casual party, finger foods and appetizers are the way to go. No matter what you serve, be sure to have enough for everyone!

Create a fun atmosphere

Your 30th-anniversary party should be a time to celebrate, so ensure your guests are entertained! If you're having a formal affair, consider hiring a band or DJ to keep the party going. Set up some fun games or have a movie in the background for a casual party. Whatever you do, make sure your guests are having a good time.

Give out some fabulous gifts.

Your guests will appreciate gifts, but give them something special if you want to make their day. For example, if you're throwing an anniversary party for your parents, consider giving them a beautiful pearl necklace or bracelet. If you're celebrating your anniversary, give your spouse a gift they'll treasure forever, like a mother-of-pearl watch or cufflinks. No matter what you choose, your guests will surely appreciate your thoughtfulness.


Planning the perfect 30th-anniversary party doesn't have to be complicated. Just focus on these critical elements, and you'll throw a celebration that everyone will remember for years to come!

Bottom Line

Whether you're looking for ideas to celebrate your 30th anniversary or are just curious about this momentous occasion, we hope our list of symbols and gifts has inspired you.


No matter what gift you choose, your attention to your soul mate and common memories from so many years of living together is critical! 


Anniversary celebrations and gifts come in all shapes and sizes, so choose the option that best suits you and your spouse. So what will you do to commemorate your 30 years together?