Getting engaged is one of the most exciting and important things that can happen in your lifetime. This is especially the case for same-sex couples who only won the right to marriage equality in the past decade. Now that you’re engaged, you might be asking yourself questions about same-sex engagement rings, the things to look out for when choosing the right engagement ring, and what kind of ring you and/or your partner will wear.
Here at Max Diamonds, we specialise in matching promise rings and engagement rings for gay couples, and we’re here to answer all of your questions and cover all the same-sex engagement ring do’s and don’ts!
DO be open to who buys the engagement ring in a same-sex couple
One of the fantastic things about modern marriage is that traditions are being thrown to the wind, especially in LGBTQ+ weddings and engagements. Absolutely anyone can buy the engagement ring in a same-sex couple – there are no rules and restrictions. You, your partner, or the both of you could purchase the rings separately, or you could go ring shopping together and make a day of it.
DON’T worry about who proposes in a same-sex couple
Like buying an engagement ring, there are no rules when it comes to same-sex proposals. Sometimes, a proposal isn’t even necessary, but we love those instances where both partners have bought an engagement ring and surprised each other with a proposal at the same time!
DO indulge in same-sex engagement rings for the both of you
“Who wears the engagement ring in a same-sex couple?” is an incredibly common question. We’re glad to tell you that when it comes to engagement rings for same-sex couples, there’s nothing better than doing it twice. We’re seeing a growing trend of both partners wearing engagement rings, and we wholeheartedly support it because everyone should experience the joy of wearing an amazing ring.
DON’T feel the need to have matching same-sex engagement rings
Now that you’re engaged, the next decision is what your ring will look like. Some couples will choose matching, identical rings whilst others will go for rings that complement each other and share common elements. We’ve even seen some couples with wildly different custom engagement rings because each partner wanted something truly unique.
DO experiment with wearing 2 engagement rings
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to engagement rings. And, whilst most couples still just wear the one ring, it’s not uncommon to see brides and grooms with two, three or even more rings! Regardless of whether you choose a single, classic solitaire engagement ring or fun stacking ring set, the only thing that matters is selecting a ring that reflects your personality.
DON’T believe in superstition
Is it bad luck to take off your engagement ring? What should you not wear while wearing an engagement ring? There are some traditionalists who may believe in wedding superstitions and bad luck, but the good news is that same-sex couples are now blazing their own paths and making new traditions and wedding experiences.
Are you looking for a gorgeous engagement ring to celebrate your same-sex marriage? Get in touch with the team at Max Diamonds today or visit us in-store.