5 LGBTQ+ jewelers who offer stunning wedding and engagement rings
In the words of Beyoncé, “If you like it, then you should’ve put a ring on it.” Rings represent commitment, intimacy and love. When it’s time to take the next step in your relationship, searching for a ring can be overwhelming. There are a number of factors to consider including price, size and color.
You might also want to support an LGBTQ+ jeweler when choosing your wedding or engagement ring (or other jewelry). We’ve crafted a list of LGBTQ+ jewelers who serve the community. No matter the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
Woolton & Hewitt
Woolton & Hewitt are specialists in engagement and wedding rings. The U.K.–based store is gay-owned and -operated. Their website features wedding, engagement, classic and patterned rings.
The Rainbow Collection offers rings of different metals to represent the LGBTQ+ flag. This collection embodies pride and community. The Gay Bear Pride ring features rose, champagne, platinum, yellow and white gold. This ring is perfect for those who like eye-catching and gold-filled rings.
They offer shipping worldwide through their website and the option to try rings in the comfort of your home. The engagement and wedding rings start in the low $400s.
If you are looking for eco-friendly and refined, Rony Tennenbaum is your go-to. The company uses EcoGold for its pieces.
EcoGold is pure fine gold mixed from existing metal supplies with eco-friendly alloys; it promotes both moral and social responsibility.
Tennenbaum offers wedding, engagement and anniversary rings in the $400 to $8,000 range. This is the ultimate destination for those who like classic, elegant and simple.
Proposition Love Fine Jewelry
Proposition Love Fine Jewelry celebrates contemporary designs with their custom-made rings. The founders, Sam and Jonathan, saw a need to design rings after same-sex marriage passed. The passing of marriage equality inspired them to become an active part of the LGBTQ+ rights movement by partnering with a designer to develop a fine jewelry collection including wedding bands and gay pride rings. The collection includes rings, necklaces and bracelets.
The company holds an LGBT Celebrity Charity Auction where celebrities partner with Proposition Love to create a timeless piece. Participants include Kathy Griffin and the Trevor Project as well as Perez Hilton and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. The company also donates 10 percent of its profits to charities that support LGBTQ+ rights.
This modern rubber cobalt ring is ideal for simplicity. The non-plated ring doesn’t tarnish and the cobalt metal is an affordable alternative to titanium.
LYON Fine Jewelry
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In 2011, Lauren Bedford Russell of The Real L Word launched LYON Fine Jewelry. Russell creates extraordinary designs that are eclectic and eye-catching. LYON Fine Jewelry offers a collection of rings, bracelets, body jewelry, pendants and cufflinks. In an interview with Huffpost, Lauren said, “The signature of my brand is the chain. It’s timeless. Seems to be pretty popular. Now, I am starting to incorporate a lot of yellow gold and rose gold.”
Her collection is made in New York City and profits go to charities that support marine life. The rings range from black to rose and yellow gold which is perfect for shoppers who want edgy combined with femininity. The ring price starts at $90.
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Automic Gold is a young millennial brand born in New York City. The founder, AL, promotes inclusivity and comfort in their designs. The company sells a wide variety of rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms. Each item is designed in the U.S. and is sustainably sourced. The jeweler uses reclaimed gold and each piece is handmade. Automic Gold prides itself on ethical practices by offering free try-on and 100 percent refunds if a customer isn’t satisfied.
Each piece is exceptional for those who value minimalism, simplicity and modernity. Sizes range from two to 16 and quarters and halves included. Wedding rings start in the $100 range and have options for engravings or customizations.
Customers can shop online or in Soho at Artists & Fleas.
Meagan Williams is the founder of eclecticmeagan, the destination for women who want to know how to elevate their fashion game. Its core mission is to help readers shop for affordable clothes to create outfits that make them feel happy, comfortable, powerful and successful. Through her blog, she has worked with Saks Fifth Avenue, Warby Parker and Groupon. Additionally, she is in the MA in Media Studies program at The New School in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, reading self-help books and baking. You can find Meagan on social media @eclecticmeagan.
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