While same sex marriage might not be legal just yet in Australia, many same sex couples like to show their commitment to each other through diamond engagement rings either for a future wedding ceremony in Australia or a destination wedding abroad. Here are some ways to personalise your wedding rings for your relationship.
As wedding rings are a traditional indicator of wedding status, many lesbians like to both wear wedding rings. While you can buy matching engagement rings, if one of you is after a big solitaire and the other wants a lower key band, it can be useful to get a wedding band set and split them between you. Not only does it save on cost and give you a matching aesthetic, there is something wonderfully symbolic about you both wearing rings that come together, as two parts of a whole.
While many men do not wear wedding rings, some gay men like to advertise that they are firmly off the market. If you have a more masculine style, you can try some modern styles like a tension set diamond, which has a low profile and unique design. Of course, if one of you is yearning for the chance to wear a big blingy diamond solitaire why not embrace it! If there is one time you can go all out for size and budget in a ring, it's got to be when you are getting married!
Gender queer couples
If one or both or you don't conform to a binary gender role, you might find the emotional baggage around diamond engagement rings hard to navigate. Remember that an engagement ring is simply a visible sign of your commitment to your partner, and either or both of you can wear one. It can be in any sort of design that means something to you, including using the newer "stackable" style of rings which fit together in unique ways. This way the rings you wear can symbolise how you fit together.
Diamond engagement rings are a great way to formalise the intention you have to marry each other and your commitment to your relationship. If you are looking to explore some less traditional options for your wedding and engagement ring, make an appointment with a modern jeweller with a wide range of diamond engagement rings. Then you get started with the fun task of planning your wedding!