What do you buy for a 30th birthday? The days of celebrating turning 18 and 21 are long past, but 30 still has a certain significance that seems entirely worth celebrating. Is jewellery a good 30th birthday present? Obviously, we think so. If the birthday boy or girl is your child, parent, sibling, spouse, or your very best friend, jewellery is always a good choice.


Today, we’re looking at some great jewellery ideas for a 30th birthday.


Birthstones


A lot of people might ask: what stone is for the 30th birthday? While there are certain gemstones associated with milestone years, they usually relate to the number of years a couple have been married, rather than being tied to a person’s age. Instead, you can follow the rule of birthstones to decide what stone is right for the 30-year-old in your life. Each month has one or two gemstones associated with it, giving you a choice for whichever stone you think would be most appreciated.


Here’s the breakdown on birthstones.


January – Garnet


February – Amethyst


March – Aquamarine


April – Diamond / Cubic Zirconium


May – Emerald


June – Pearl / Moonstone


Birthstones Jan - Jun

Birthstones Jul - Dec

July – Ruby


August – Peridot


September – Sapphire


October – Opal / Tourmaline


November – Citrine / Yellow Topaz


December – Zircon / Blue Topaz


Shopping for jewellery by birthstone is a great way to show how much you care about the birthday boy or girl. Equally, you can use their favourite colour as your guide and choose from a plethora of gemstones to gift to them.


With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of our best jewellery ideas for 30th birthdays.


Blue Gemstones


Blue is a very common favourite colour, which is good for people looking to give jewellery because there are a lot of gemstones that fit this category.


For the light-blue lovers, we have aquamarines, going from the palest and more transparent blues to a vivid sky-blue colour. Here are a few of our pieces of aquamarine jewellery that would be the perfect 30th birthday gift.


If there’s a darker blue passion in your friend’s life, opt for sapphires. They come in bright and bold blue colours as well as rich, near-black shades that make for perfect pieces of jewellery. Everything from rings, to earrings, bracelets, and necklaces can be the best sapphire birthday gift for someone’s 30th.


When it comes to other blue gemstones, we have a selection of unique pieces of jewellery with gemstones like turquoise, labradorite, and lapis lazuli. Each one of these gemstones creates a unique blue colour that might be exactly what you need for the perfect gift.


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Red Gemstones


The more passionate people out there might have a preference for red gemstones. Red is the colour of love, and maybe the perfect colour for a piece of jewellery to give to someone special on their 30th.


Rubies are the obvious go-to gemstone for red jewellery, and they are a good choice for it. The ruby gemstone comes in a range of shades; the most common being the rich red that people associate with the stone. As well as this, however, rubies can have a paler colouring more similar to a bold pink.


If rubies don’t go dark enough for your tastes, you can check out garnets. Garnets are a less expensive gemstone, which is a nice bonus, but they also have a deep and rich colouring that’s hard to beat. In the same way that sapphire jewellery can straddle the line between being blue and black, garnets can sometimes be so dark that they border on a black colour.


Other red-coloured gemstone examples can be seen in some shades or tourmaline. Pink tourmalines cover some of the same sections of the colour spectrum as the lighter rubies, making them a great cost-effective choice for someone who likes the brighter and lighter colours.


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Green Gemstones


Green is a less common favourite colour, but it still has its staunch supporters. It symbolises new beginnings, the lusciousness of life, and a vivacious spirit. These are the kinds of attitudes to take into the third decade of life, and so green gemstone jewellery is a strong contender for a 30th birthday gift.


The most obvious choice for a green gemstone is the emerald. Second only to diamonds in terms of financial value, emeralds are among the most unique gemstones around. Their colouring has a varied range, much like the previously mentioned stones, and you’re sure to find something perfect in our collection of emerald jewellery. The darker greens are more mysterious, while the lighter greens have a vibrancy that makes them almost glow.


If you want a different kind of green, something more earthy perhaps, look to peridots. Peridots have the slightest hint of yellow to their colouring, making them something of a warmer stone overall. Some peridots have a deep, mossy colouring to them, whilst others are more like new grass with their brightness.


Tourmalines come back here too, as they are also available in green colours that are strong contenders against both the emerald and the peridot. Green tourmalines are usually very tonally rich, having a depth and uniqueness that is hard to beat.


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These jewellery ideas for a 30th birthday are all good jumping-off points for you to explore and decide what would be the best way of expressing how you feel on that special birthday. Make their 30th feel like the celebration it should be by gifting them something they’ll be able to wear again and again!


Written by

Bethany Massey

Having graduated university with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing Bethany then joined the AC Silver team as a content creator. Bethany spends her days writing content for the AC Silver blog and other luxury goods/antique publications.