With Australian same sex marriage hopefully just around the corner, now’s a great time to look at engagement ring and wedding inspiration from some of the most glamorous gay couples around. Gather ideas from these four celeb love stories for when you buy your same sex wedding rings in Sydney.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen and Portia’s engagement story involves a pet fish and a glorious 3 carat diamond ring. The two were watching a goldfish that Portia had brought home from a TV shoot. Ellen remarked that it was a romantic moment and Portia replied, “every moment is romantic with you”. Ellen then popped the question to Portia with a stunning horizontal-set marquise diamond ring in a claw setting. Around the elegant centre stone was set a romantic twist of pavé-set pink diamonds. Ellen and Portia married later that year at their home with just 19 guests in attendance.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
*NSYNC singer Lance proposed to his partner Michael not once but twice. He popped the question again after one year, offering up matching rings with two rows of channel-set black diamonds in a yellow gold setting. They were married on TV in 2014 and were celebrated as the first gay couple to do so. The style of their engagement rings was reflected in their matching wedding bands, with larger white diamonds in a channel setting and black diamonds to the side of the band.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
This gorgeous couple met on the set of Orange is the New Black, where Samira was a star on the show and Lauren a writer (and actually married to a man at the time). Years later they found themselves getting engaged at home, where Lauren presented Samira with an Asscher-cut diamond in an unusual kite setting on a delicate yellow-gold band. The beautiful Sara Bareilles song “I Choose You” featured in both their proposal and the ceremony.
Elton John and David Furnish
When you’re Elton John you certainly don’t choose an understated wedding ring! When Elton and David wed in 2014 they exchanged matching diamond-encrusted bands in platinum settings. The wedding rings featured their names on the inside – set in diamonds, of course. The two also each wore platinum brooches featuring three solitaire diamonds each, and Elton sported an impressive 2 carat diamond stud in one ear.
If you are searching for the best place to buy same sex wedding bands in Sydney, MAX Diamonds offers an extensive selection to choose from as well as custom design services. With our friendly and professional service, you can be sure of exactly where to buy your wedding bands when the time comes.