70th Wedding Anniversary

Seventy years of togetherness – now that’s a platinum-grade bond if there ever was one. Check my guide to celebrating 70 years together with gifts and celebration ideas that honor a lifetime of love and commitment.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 29 May 2024

Discover The 70th Year Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating your 70th wedding anniversary is an extraordinary event, placing you in a unique and select group of couples who have shared life’s journey together for an impressive seven decades. The 70th year, marked by platinum, stands for love that’s as rare and enduring as the metal itself. It’s often referred to as the Platinum Anniversary.

Traditional Gift

The traditional 70th wedding anniversary gift is platinum. It represents the rare and enduring love that’s lasted over time. Just like platinum, the bond between the couple is unbreakable, resilient, and lustrous.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 70th anniversary gemstone is the smoky crystal

The 70th anniversary gemstone is smoky crystal. It’s special because it represents resilience, clarity, and wisdom. With its mysterious look and smoky colors, this gem shows how deep the couple’s bond is after being together for seventy years.

Traditional Flower

The Peony Rose is the 70th anniversary traditional flower

The peony rose is the flower for the 70th platinum anniversary. It represents timeless beauty and enduring love after seventy years. With its full blooms and sweet smell, the peony rose symbolizes grace, romance, and prosperity.

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Modern Gift

For a 70th anniversary, afternoon tea is the modern way to celebrate. This elegant experience offers both of you a chance to enjoy a relaxed afternoon filled with tasty sandwiches, scones topped with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries, and a variety of teas. It’s a perfect setting for sharing memories and enjoying each other’s company in a beautiful environment.

How Long You´ve Been Married

70 years / 840 months / 3,652 weeks / 25,568 days / 25,568 hours / 36,817,920 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Neptune, you would have been married for 0.39 years and if you lived on Mercury 269.92 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for the Couple

When thinking about what to get a couple for their 70th anniversary, like your parents or grandparents, many might go for platinum jewelry. But you can also choose an ornamental gift with a smoky crystal to mark the occasion.

  • Bouquet of peony roses – celebrate with full pink blooms
  • 70th anniversary family tree frame – showcase their legacy
  • Deluxe food hamper – spoil them with gourmet delights
  • Hand-painted platter with their wedding date – honor their special day
  • Afternoon tea at their favorite restaurant – for a flavorful afternoon
  • Champagne and chocolates – celebrate with sweetness

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Fun Fact

Famous couples who made the 70th wedding anniversary.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
President George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara. 

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Consider hosting a big lunch or dinner at their favorite local restaurant, inviting all their family and close friends.

Or, if they’re up for it, try out a new restaurant they’ve been curious about or revisit an old favorite spot.

Another option is to throw a fancy afternoon tea party at home, either at their place or yours, bringing everyone together for this special occasion.

To add a heartfelt touch, play music from their wedding era and share old photos from their early years together, giving younger family members a glimpse into the past.

If there’s a family member they haven’t seen in a while due to distance, plan a surprise visit or throw a party at home with them as the guest of honor.

Fun family party with close friends

You can also book a stay at a boutique-style hotel where they can enjoy a morning at the spa and an overnight stay in a deluxe suite. Make sure to let the staff know it’s their 70th anniversary so they can receive special treatment.

Fun Fact

Since your marriage, the two of you have:

Taken a combined 1,030,901,760 breaths (approximately)
Had about 5,301,780,480 heartbeats

Common Questions about the 70th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 70th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 70th wedding anniversary is called the platinum anniversary.

Q: What is the 70th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 70th wedding anniversary gemstone is called the platinum.

Q: What is the 70th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The symbol for a 70th wedding anniversary is platinum.

Q: What is the 70th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 70th wedding anniversary color is platinum.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 70th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional gift for a 70th wedding anniversary is platinum, and the modern gift is an afternoon tea party.

Q: What is the 70th year anniversary flower?

A: The 70th wedding anniversary flower is peony rose.

Did You Know?

Smoky quartz is actually the national gem in Scotland. It was originally found in the Cairngorm mountains which earned it the Scottish name of “cairngorm”.

Smoky quartz was favored not only in Scottish jewelry but also globally; for instance, in China, it was preferred for crafting snuff boxes, while ancient Rome utilized it for creating special intaglio seals.

The largest known cairngorm crystal is a 23.6 kg (52 lb) specimen kept at Braemar Castle.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKPlatinum
Traditional Gift – USPlatinum
Traditional Gift – AustraliaPlatinum
Traditional Gift – CanadaPlatinum
Traditional Gift – SpainTitanium
Traditional Gift – GermanyGrace Theme
Traditional Gift – FrancePlatinum
Traditional Gift – ItalyTitanium
Flower GiftPeony Roses
Gemstone GiftSmoky Crystal
Modern GiftAfternoon Tea

Lighthearted Wishes

Let’s express our heartfelt wishes and cherish the strong bond they’ve built over the years.

May your love continue to shine as brightly as it did on your wedding day, illuminating the path ahead with warmth and joy.

Wishing you countless more sunrises filled with joy and sunsets painted with the vibrant hues of your enduring affection.

Happy 70th anniversary to the couple who knows the secret to a lasting marriage: a good sense of humor and plenty of chocolate.

May your laughter never cease, and may the twinkle in your eyes remind you of the boundless joy you bring to one another.

Congratulations on seventy years of love, laughter, and putting up with each other’s quirks! Here’s to many more years of blissful chaos.

Cheers to a duo who proves that “happily ever after” is not just a fairy tale but a beautiful reality. Happy 70th anniversary!

As you celebrate this incredible milestone, may your hearts be filled with joy, your laughter be contagious, and your love continue to grow stronger with each passing day. Here’s to many more years of happiness, adventures, and cherished memories together. Cheers to seventy years of love!

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…

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