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The Traditional 30th wedding anniversary gifts have a theme of Pearls. A Contemporary or Modern 30th anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The Flowers associated with the 30th anniversary are Sweet pea.This Anniversary does not have any Gemstones associated with it although pearls are often treated as a gemstone.
30 years of marriage is traditionally represented by the symbol of Pearls. Pearls have long been cherished due to their beauty and relative scarcity although nowadays cultured pearls have made them more abundant.
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’ If choosing Pearl as a gift 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.
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.
The appropriate flower for the 30th anniversary is Sweet Pea. The language of flowers states Sweet Pea can mean blissful pleasure or thank you for a lovely time.
On the 30th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 10,950 days which is 262,800 hours or 15,768,000 minutes which equates to 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 is nearly two years of continuous eating!