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The Rainbow Jewelry Trend

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

big rainbow necklaceThe 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

rainbow sapphire cufflinksIt 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

lesbian wedding ring with rainbow sapphire by Equalli.comThanks 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

lesbian wedding blogDesigners 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!

Lesbian Wedding Rings: A Shopping Guide

Lesbian Wedding Rings: A Shopping Guide

The ancient Egyptians believed that the wedding ring represented eternity, the circle symbolizing a couple’s undying love. No matter what you believe, your wedding ring will be an everlasting symbol of your union. It’s important that it last as long, and be of the same quality as your relationship. Once you’ve set a budget, now the fun begins! The following is a quick guide to get you started.



Rainbow wedding ring

It’s best to start with what will be the most expensive element of your wedding ring, the stone. There is a wide array of precious and semi-precious stones to choose from. Some choose to stick with a traditional diamond, but more and more women are opting to infuse a bit of color and PRIDE into their wedding ring choice. For more information on rainbow stone options you can check out our article Rainbow Sapphire Jewelry: An LGBT Pride Trend.

While many women like the shine and traditional look of diamonds, you may take issue with flaunting a conflict diamond. There are diamonds and precious stone jewelry providers that mine from conflict-free zones. Asking the sales person or customer service agent is the best way to find out the status of your stones. If they don’t know, then it’s probably a conflict stone.

Of course, diamonds are not the only precious stone option in wedding rings these days – the options are literally endless with sapphire, spinel, emerald, and a number of other durable precious stones available.

Another option is lab-created stones. These are stones that can come in a much wider variety of colors, sizes, and shapes and most of all you’ll know exactly where they come from.



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Long gone are the days of choosing between yellow and white gold. There are tons of metals to chose from. If you plan on have an extravagant stone set then your best choice is gold, as it is harder and more durable than silver. If you do choose silver, make sure it is rhodium plated – this will significantly increase its durability, although you should still clean it with a special jewelry cleaning cloth at least once a year.

If you want to go all out, then platinum is a choice to consider. On the cheaper end, there are many alternative metals available on the market, like tungsten or titanium. Whatever you choose, your ultimate goal should be avoiding a nasty green ring on your new wife’s finger. It’s important that you choose quality metals from respectable jewelers.

Where To Shop:

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If you take the time to do your research then you’ll be able to get a beautiful piece that will fit within your budget. Stick with reputable jewelers. More and more brand name jewelry companies are providing pieces that cater to the LGBT community. If that isn’t your style, then a smaller jewelry supplier may be a better fit for you. Sites like Etsy and Pinterest can provide you with the resources to find trustworthy jewelers that cater especially to the LGBT community and will be willing to customize a piece that will be a unique reflection of you and your partners everlasting love.

The most important thing to keep in mind as you set out on this journey is that you get what you pay for. Dropping a fortune on your engagement ring and/or wedding band isn’t necessary.  A little legwork and a lot of research will help you discover a wedding ring that will shine throughout your entire relationship!

Lesbian Wedding Attire: Femme, Butch, and Beyond

You’ve spent most of your life searching for the perfect woman, and were lucky enough to find her. Congratulations! Even better, when you ask her to spend the rest of her life with you, she said, yes!

Now that that’s been settled, a date has been set, and your friends and family have been notified, there’s one final detail…What will you wear?!


lesbian wedding attireNeedless to say the possibilities for feminine lesbian wedding attire are endless. Finding the perfect dress can be painstaking in regard to style, but relatively easy. If you’re leaning toward something more traditional there are tons of resources at your disposal. No matter your budget, finding a wedding dress will be time consuming, yet a whole lot of fun.

If a long, flowing gown isn’t quite your speed, you’re not out of luck. You can express your style in a variety of ways that don’t include white lace. Other viable options are skirt or paint suits, or more casual dresses.


Butch wedding attireIf wearing a dress isn’t for you, a tuxedo may be more your style. Many popular clothing brands are beginning to cater to the flux in woman going for the penguin look. If a name brand tux doesn’t isn’t your style, then a lesser known brand may be a better fit. There are a growing number of independent designers like Her Tuxedo and Duchess Clothier offering tuxedos cut specifically for women. Now you’ll have the opportunity to find a tux that fits both your body and your style.

If you prefer something less formal than a tuxedo then a suit is an option. Just like with the tuxedos, you can go the major brand label route or you can stick to smaller label. Companies like Saint Harridan and Haute Butch offer masculine cut suits for women that fit your body and your identity.


The choices in wedding attire can go beyond wedding dresses and tuxedos. Brides have the freedom of choosing an outfit that will be a true expression of their love on their special day. Some alternatives to gender-normative selections are one-piece jumpsuits, pant suits, or something totally out of the box like denim or leather.


Lesbian wedding rings by Equalli 2You can’t forget about the crowing piece of your ensemble. The rings are the most important and long last expression of your union. Again, we are entering into a unique time where your choices go beyond gold bands and diamond rings. A large variety of stones, metals, and textures offer the opportunity to both show your love and your pride. If you’re looking for a ring that will showcase your LGBT pride for the world to see, companies like Equalli and Brilliant Earth offer style, bling, and a taste of the rainbow.

No matter what your style preference may be, it’s important that your wedding attire not simply be a reflection of expectation or what’s traditional. Your wedding should be a reflection of you and your partner’s personalities in their entirety.