Pearl anniversary gifts are the traditional way to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary and after 30 years of marriage there are some great choices for gift ideas.
Natural pearls are formed by oysters or other mollusks, it happens when an object (irritant) gets lodged into their shell, they will secrete a substance called nacre over the object to protect themselves and the layers build up to form what we know as a pearl. Natural pearls are very rare and it is more likely that you will find cultured ones, these are made the same way but the irritant is placed in the shell manually.
Mother of pearl is also made by mollusks and it is the same nacre that has been secreted inside the shell to protect their bodies. Mother of pearl can show lots of great colors and again lends itself beautifully for decoration and gifts.Gifts for men are more likely to be in mother of pearl and you can find watches, photo frames, trinket boxes and cufflinks.
Mother of pearl also makes stunning jewelry worth having a look at if you want something more contemporary.
There are also some great vintage wines from the 1980s if you are looking for a a little bit of history for your traditional gifts.
If you are planning a party we have lots of ideas for themes.