Same-Sex Marriages: Legally In Love
For many years, partners from the LGBT community couldn’t seal their love in any religious or legally binding way. It was only in 2015 that the US extended the right for same-sex couples to get married from one state to all 50 states. So thankfully today, love can be celebrated in all its wonderful forms, shapes and sizes and there is a plethora of rainbow rings to be found to reflect this positive move towards tolerance.
While choosing a menu for your reception and having your tuxedos tailored are all very exciting, a wedding ring is the one piece of jewelry that you and your partner will be wearing for the rest of your lives, which makes it one of the most important steps of the wedding planning process. Luckily we’ve sieved through the myriad of options for you! Our guide to the biggest gay wedding band trends for 2020 will help make your ring-shopping experience as effortless and exciting as it should be.
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Before we start the planning process, get the creativity flowing with some proper wedding ring inspiration from one of the top 10 diamond jewelry brands in the world. We invite you to visit your nearest Shimansky showroom, where you’ll find an array of exquisite wedding ring options. Whether you want to surprise your partner with a unique diamond ring design or whether you are shopping together for matching gold bands, Shimansky offers something for every taste and style.
Wedding Ring Shopping: Who, What, When
When planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in all the detail and a lot of couples end up not leaving themselves enough time for ring shopping. Because this is such a special piece of jewelry and something you’ll likely wear every day for the rest of your life, there are a couple of things to consider before we get to the different His and His wedding styles and trends.
So firstly, start planning your wedding rings a couple of months ahead of the big day. This is not something you want to make a rushed decision about. Plus, if you’re having rings custom made, you’ll have to factor in time for the designing and manufacturing too.
Secondly, decide whether you want to surprise your partner with a ring choice of your own or whether you want to go wedding ring shopping together. If you’re opting to surprise your loved one, make sure you know their ring size and which ring styles he likes, and keep their occupation and hobbies in mind. Chefs, artists and outdoor sports enthusiasts need a simple and practical metal and setting choice.
Thirdly and lastly, you’ll have to discuss a budget plan with your partner. Will you each be paying for the other’s ring? How much can each of you realistically spend? Once you have a budget to work with, you can use it as a guideline throughout your wedding ring shopping journey.
His And His Wedding Ring Trends For 2020
Now that you’ve covered the basics of wedding ring planning, it’s time to look at the different style and design options. Here, we highlight the biggest wedding band trends for gay couples for the upcoming year.
Wedding Band Trend #1: Perfect Match
Matching wedding bands remain one of the biggest trends amongst the LGBT community, and we will definitely be seeing a lot of matching styles in 2020. While a wedding ring shows you are married, matching rings shows exactly who you are married to!
With matching wedding rings, the options truly are endless. You could opt for classic plain gold wedding bands, you could go for a somewhat more textured look, like this block style band in palladium, or you could add a little sparkle with some diamond detail, like this palladium ring with a single diamond.
Wedding Band Trend #2: Diamond Duo
Speaking about sparkling details, the diamond-studded wedding band is another big trend we’ll see in 2020. Diamonds have always been a classic and romantic choice for wedding rings and it remains a firm favourite compared to other precious stones.
In 2020, less won’t necessarily be more! Though a single diamond wedding band will always be an elegant choice, the triple diamond band is set to become a popular choice in the coming year.
Thanks to Shimansky’s promise of ethically sourced premium-quality diamonds, you can be rest assured that you’re buying a piece of diamond jewelry that’ll last a lifetime. When it comes to selecting a diamond, it’s important to read up on the 5 C’s of diamonds – color, cut, clarity, carat and confidence – a lifetime of commitment needs a ring that will stay the course.
Shimansky offers a variety of gorgeous diamond jewelry bands, but if you’d like to create something truly unique, contact them today for a bespoke ring design. You and your partner could combine two of the biggest wedding band trends for 2020 – matching ring styles and diamond detail – or you could opt for two completely different rings and each express your own personal style with a custom-made choice.
Wedding Band Trend #3: Metal Mania
Whether you opt for a diamond ring or not, the choice of metal offers a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to expressing your personal style. From classic yellow gold to modern palladium, Shimansky offers you five of the best known and rarest precious metals: platinum, 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, 18k rose gold and palladium.
With its oh-so-romantic pinkish shade, rose gold seems to remain a popular choice, but palladium will be the ‘metal of the moment’ in 2020. It offers all of the pros of platinum – the light color, the shine and it’s hypoallergenic – and while its super strong, its also as light as a feather, making it a practical choice for men who work a lot with their hands.
Again, you can combine this trend with the matching-band trend, or you and and your partner can each choose a ring in the metal that speaks to your heart.
Wedding Band Trend #4: Love Wins
Rainbow rings will be another big trend for his and his wedding rings in 2020. Many same-sex couples have sealed their love with a wedding band studded with a rainbow of precious diamonds, and it’s clear to see why this is such a popular choice – not only is it a symbolic nod to the LGBT community and its universal rainbow, an icon of acceptance and tolerance, but it’s also a vibrant feast for the eyes.
If you and your partner both have your hearts set on a rainbow ring, but you’d still prefer a personal twist, why not opt for the same design in different metals or widths?
Seal The Deal
We hope our guide to his and his wedding band trends have sparked some excitement for your wedding ring shopping journey. Remember that your big day is about you as a couple, and therefore your rings should express your love for each other but also your unique personalities.
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Choosing an engagement ring or wedding band for your loved one is truly a rewarding experience and a process we’re delighted to guide you on. Shimansky has a splendid range of gorgeous diamond jewelry rings that will help make choosing the perfect ring an unforgetable experience. We invite you to visit your nearest Shimansky showroom or make an appointment with a Shimansky expert.