The ring is the universal symbol of any love relationship and represents the promise and the mutual commitment of the lovers. It will accompany the couple everyday, and, we hope, for the rest of their lives. But are there some differences in tradition between straight and same sex weddings when it comes to rings?
Who’s going to propose whom? Do both partners have to wear engagement rings?
Same-sex wedding new born institution combines modernity and tradition and in some cases is not yet ready to answer to some simple questions like these.
Since there are no rules in this sense, couples can decide to create their own, following their taste and feeling: this is always a good way to achieve your dream wedding.
As it happens with straight couples, also gay and lesbian couples wear in most cases an engagement ring. Most of them, when gay wedding wasn’t yet recognized, used to wear symbolic rings that were exchanged during private ceremonies.
On the other hand, some same couples may see it as an antiquate and yet commercial idea, not adequately representing the contemporary same-sex relationship needs.
Engagement rings can vary significantly both in term of prices and style, but it generally has a gemstone or diamond on it.
Wedding rings have generally a simpler shape than engagement rings. But are there some effective recommendations to do the right choice when it comes to gay wedding rings, beyond, obviously, your personal taste? As it comes for all the other aspects of the wedding, the only guideline is your taste. However the offer is vast today, for what concerns materials, prices and design, and it takes some research to make the right choice.
Many same-sex couples decide to wear matching rings, but if you prefer you can choose similar rings with a bit of customization so to fit the personal taste.
Also in this case it depends from the vision you have of your union. If you desire to follow the straight wedding tradition you no doubt have to wear it on the left hand. However in some cases couples decide to wear it on the right hand as a statement and, sometimes, because they feel more comfortable in everyday life, avoiding in this way uncomfortable questions.
What we can suggest, is not to delay this very important choice too much both for a matter of time and budget.
Before choosing the cheaper option, think that this is a piece of jewellery that you’re going to wear every day for a long time.
Orchestra can help you to chose the right ring for your wedding, among the rich choice of the Italy’s best artisans and makers.