Pride flag meaning
The colors of the rainbow may be pretty, but the ROYGBV of the LGBT rainbow has meaning too. Each color symbolizes the following things: life, healing, sunlight, nature, harmony, and spirit. With significance like that wearing rainbow jewelry isn’t just a fashion statement, but a deeply meaningful one too.
The rainbow jewelry trend
The trend for rainbow jewelry has been rising over the recent years, and is especially hot right now. The popularity of color blocking in mainstream fashion also lends itself to this hot new trend. But I’m not just talking about the cheap Chinese plastic stuff you can find on eBay. I’m talking about actual artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen making beautiful jewelry using the rainbow motif – many of these can be found on Etsy or their own online stores that sell directly from their workshops.
Beyond the cheap stuff
It is now possible to get beautiful jewelry with high quality materials like rainbow sapphires, gold, silver, and even diamonds. More designers are realizing the demand for high-end rainbow jewelry, such as wedding and engagement rings, classy bracelets, pendants, and earrings. Fancy jewelry for butch women is also starting to appear, like cufflinks, belt buckles, and watches.
Rainbow wedding rings
Thanks to the progressive US Supreme Court making same sex marriages legal in all of United States in the summer of 2015, couples want to show their pride now more than ever. With so many gay and lesbian couples getting married, the demand for LGBT friendly wedding vendors has significantly increased.
Catering to the LGBT community
Designers and manufacturers have recognized the buying power of the LGBT community and have started to produce pieces that cater to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and gender-fluid clientele. Our influence has reached the mainstream and retailers are lining up to supply the demand. There are even companies that cater specifically or even exclusively to the LGBT community.
Rainbow jewelry is quickly becoming mainstream, which is not a bad thing at all!