On June 26, 2015, the right to marriage was granted to all couples in the United States. In an historic decision, the Supreme Court declared that banning same sex couples from marrying was unconstitutional. After years of fighting for their love to be recognized, same-sex couples won their right to legally wed in every state.
In his majority opinion for Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
Love is powerful. Love conquers. Celebrate love…celebrate forever together in matrimony by choosing wedding rings that are symbolic and unique. Create the perfect band to represent your special union, or gain inspiration from these designs:
Write your love.
Every love story is unique, and so, too, is each couple. Write a special engraved message around the band or engrave a meaningful quote.
Choose matching bands.
Two bonded into one may be symbolically represented with matching wedding bands. Plain, diamond dazzled, unique details…matching bands can be whatever your heart’s desire.
Nod to history.
The date of June 26 is prominent and beautiful to so many couples. Engrave the date. Or select rainbow gemstones in an infinity design within the bands.
Many same-sex couples choose engagement rings (matching or different) to showcase their intended nuptials. Pop the question in a surprise proposal to present an engagement ring or opt for a low-key engagement. Both can wear engagement rings, as there is no rule on who wears the ring.
Switch up the ring finger.
While many same-sex couples wear wedding bands on the traditional left hand, some go right for their rings. Be sure to discuss (and agree upon!) which hand you and your beloved wish to wear the ring.
Consult each other.
Ring designs are extremely personal. Find out which metals, stones and styles your future spouse prefers before making a ring purchase. Surprises are fun, but make sure the surprise matches style!
Leave a message.
Every ring should have an inside inscription. Engrave a sweet phrase, initials or the wedding date, but don’t leave the inside blank…that’s the secret surprise.
Perfect bonds don’t always equal matchy-matchy. Create wedding rings that are the complete opposite. Instead of white diamonds, go black. Opt for silver metals to your loved one’s warmer hues.
Simple is perfect.
Say forever with a simple gold band. The plain band is the oldest style of traditional wedding band, and it remains the perfect ring to represent forever…for every couple.
Create a ring that is completely unique, dazzling, off-the-wall and completely YOU! Design a creative masterpiece with your partner and have the ring of your dreams.
Marriage is a blissful bond worthy of a ring that celebrates the love, devotion and trust that creates and joins the couple. Celebrate the future of forever with a ring that symbolizes #lovewins with historical Brilliance.