Traditionally your 30th wedding anniversary gifts would be pearl, a great gift if you are a woman but a bit tricky if you are a man. If you look to the modern list there is not that much help there either, as your 30th wedding anniversary here is celebrated with diamonds. At least more men will wear diamonds but it is not for everyone!
The good thing about pearls is that you also have mother of pearl and that is a perfect anniversary gift for your husband.
Mother of pearl, is also called nacre, it is an iridescent layer of material which forms the shell lining of many mollusks. It comes in many different colors and is trully beautiful.
Mother of pearl is used to decorate cufflinks, buttons, wooden boxes, picture frames, pens, clocks and coasters, plus many more.
It is not just the beauty of mother of pearl that makes it an ideal gift, the Chinese culture believes it will bring the holder prosperity and wealth and is used in the practice of Feng Shui, where the stone is placed in strategic positions within the home to increase their income and luck. Although just by carrying mother if pearl it is meant to increase your chances!
Mother of pearl is also said to have healing properties for stress relieving and increases our sensitivity, intuition and imagination. It enables you to more easily express feelings of love.
It sounds like the perfect stone for your 30th anniversary gift for your husband!