wedding rings for gay couples

June is Pride Month, a celebration of same-sex partnerships and gay culture. Pride reaffirms that love is love, no matter the sexual orientation of the individuals. So it makes sense that for gay couples everywhere, it would also be a great time to get married or pop the question to that special someone.

With the overturning of gay marriage bans, gay couples are now free to marry and share the same benefits that heterosexuals have enjoyed for centuries. Marriage should have no bias, it is an expression of the purest love between two people.

Wedding rings for gay couples have that same special symbolism of unending love and commitment. Looking to celebrate your upcoming wedding or proposal and don’t know where to start?

This guide will provide you with tips and ideas for wedding rings for gay couples. Keep reading to discover more about how to choose a ring that’s perfect for you and your spouse.

Who Does the Proposing?

U.S. Census data shows there are over 980,000 same-sex households. Since the definition of traditional marriage has been upended, this also turns the gender norm roles on their head as well.

In heterosexual relationships, it was long believed that a woman had to wait to be courted and proposed to by a man. But now women are taking the initiative to propose to their partners and flipping the script.

For gay couples, you don’t have to stick with one person doing all of the proposing. If the feeling is mutual, have a joint proposal party where you both pop the question to one another in front of family and friends, or in private, depending on your relationship.

Not only does this give both partners the thrill and enjoyment of experiencing the moment of proposal butterflies, it also creates a relationship dynamic that isn’t just a one-way street. One partner can also propose, sans wedding ring, and then you can both go choose a ring together.

Of course, if one does want to take the initiative to propose to the other partner in the traditional way, that’s okay too. The point is, you have total freedom to do it just as you want to make it special.

Decide on You and Your Spouse’s Styles

Changing the definition of marriage also brings with it the bucking of certain traditional styles. A gay wedding should represent the couple, their love story, and their style preferences. This includes the wedding ring.

Tailoring your wedding ring is all a part of the process. In the modern era, there are so many wonderful ways to customize it to your desires.

It’s up to you as a couple to decide whether you still want a more traditional style or whether you want to go big and bold. Maybe one of you is more traditional while the other prefers to stand out from the crowd.

The beauty of a wedding ring is in the numerous ways you can style it, from the stones to the metal coloring and the design. So you are certain to find something that suits your tastes as a couple.

Do You Want Your Wedding Rings to Match?

Your rings do not have to match traditionally if you do not want them to. Some couples, however, may wish to coordinate their wedding ring styles together to fit a certain theme or shared hobby.

Wedding rings for gay couples can be exactly identical if you wish. Or they can contain matching metal tones to give them a more uniform look while still personalizing other areas of the design such as the stone type and shape.

When selecting wedding rings for gay couples, keep in mind they can represent who you are as a couple or they can be personalized to the styles and preferences of the individual spouses. It’s all about what truly makes your love shine, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box if you want to.

What Metal Color Should You Choose?

Picking the metal type and color is an important step in shopping for wedding rings for gay couples. The metal type and color help to define your wedding ring style.

Yellow gold is a more classic style of wedding ring metal. Rose gold gives your wedding ring a unique pop or brassy pink color that gives off vintage vibes. For more modern couples, a white gold or platinum metal gives your wedding ring a silvery sheen for a contemporary look.

Two-toned wedding ring designs incorporate two different metal types and colors together for a distinct look. This may be yellow gold and white gold or a rose gold with yellow gold accents. Any two metal colors can be used to create beautiful mixed metal tones.

If you truly want to mix it up, you may opt to wear three stacked bands with each one made from a different metal color. This could represent your past, present, and future. Or you can use one as an engagement ring, one as a wedding ring, and one as an anniversary band.

Should You Both Get Diamonds?

When choosing wedding rings for gay couples, you may be debating whether or not you want to use diamonds. Again, this comes down to a personal preference.

Maybe you both want a wedding ring with a solitaire diamond or a decorative band with several smaller diamonds. Or maybe one partner opts for a simple traditional band while the other wants to have a diamond wedding set.

If you’re against diamonds for ethical or sustainability reasons or want to go more non-traditional, birthstones and natural precious gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires are a great way to customize your wedding ring. Spouses can each wear the birthstone of their partner to represent their love for them. Unconventional gems like the moonstone and the morganite create unique looks too.

Newer diamonds from reputable sellers can come certified as conflict-free, meaning they are ethically mined and sourced. If you want the look of a diamond without the diamond price tag, synthetic and lab-grown diamonds also offer wonderful alternatives.

How To Choose a Diamond

If you do wish to pick diamonds for your rings, you’ll need to understand how diamonds are sold. Diamonds follow the 4 C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat.


While there are colored diamonds available in an array of dazzling hues, a true diamond color under the 4 C’s denotes how much brown or yellow coloring a diamond contains. The purer a diamond is, the more expensive it will be.

A superior diamond achieves a rating of Colorless or Nearly Colorless meaning it is the whitest and clearest diamond possible. The color of a diamond receives an alphabetic rating starting at D through F for the best diamond color quality.


A diamond’s cut is often used to reference its stone’s shape. Popular diamond shapes include Princess, Oval, Round, Emerald, Asscher, Heart, Cushion, Marquise, Pear, and Radiant. When referring to diamonds, it also describes the type of cut utilized in creating its facets.

Facets are the multiple regions of a diamond’s surface that reflect back light. The type of cut a diamond receives affects the number of facets. The most common types of cuts are the step cut, the brilliant-cut, and the mixed cut.

Step cuts are used in square and rectangular stones like the emerald, Asscher, radiant, princess, and baguette-shaped diamonds to create a large mirrorlike table in the center with cuts at the outer edge descending downward into the diamond like stairs or steps.

Brilliant cuts work well with round, oval, marquise, pear, and heart-shaped diamonds. Their shape allows for the

Mixed cuts are a combination of brilliant and step cuts with both flatter and wider facets blended with multiple smaller brilliant cuts.


Most diamonds are considered unusable due to numerous surface flaws called inclusions. Clarity influences the amount of light that can pass through the diamond to give it its sparkle and shine.

For a diamond to have the highest worth, it must contain no marks or flaws at all. Or, have very minor flaws that are only visible under 10x special magnification.

A diamond with no flaws receives a clarity rating of F for Flawless or IF for Internally Flawless. A diamond with minuscule inclusions rates at a VVS1 or VVS2 for Very, Very Slightly Included. VS1 and VS2 rated diamonds have small flaws that are Very Slightly Included.


Diamonds are sold by their total carat weight. One carat is equivalent to 0.2 grams. A diamond with a higher carat weight will also greatly influence its cost.

A diamond’s cut and shape can affect the size and carat weight of the diamond as well. The more symmetrical shapes and cuts of diamonds will have a greater carat weight.

The carat weight is not to be confused with a diamond’s size, which is its length, width, and other dimensions of measurement.

Custom Wedding Rings for Gay Couples at Finer Custom Jewelry

No matter what you decide on for your wedding rings, the symbolism of their beauty, love, and commitment remains. You’ve found the partner of your dreams, now it’s time to find the wedding ring of your dreams too.

Finer Custom Jewelry can help you bring your dreams to reality. Finer Custom Jewelry can customize wedding rings for gay couples to suit a variety of tastes, styles, and budgets.

Come see us at one of our 3 locations in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dallas and Houston, Texas.

Contact Us today to schedule a Finer Custom Jewelry appointment to speak to our jewelry consultants.


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Harmony GreenHarmony Green
23:13 01 Apr 24
Shimon is absolutely amazing at what he does and such a pleasure to work with. We had a custom wedding band made to complement my center stone and the design is quite unique. My fiancé was very apprehensive and worried about not going with a classic wedding band but we both couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! Going to be hard not to wear this for the next few months! 😅
Dylan KuchanDylan Kuchan
21:42 19 Mar 24
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Alana VAlana V
22:15 18 Mar 24
We had a wonderful experience creating a custom engagment ring with Shimon. Shimon took the time to truly show us our options and helped shape our vision throughout the process.Shimon did a phenomenal job finding the perfect unique stone including similar stone options so we felt confident in our choice. It was such a fun process exploring our options and designing the perfect ring. Shimon is truly a master of his craft!
Ena DuriezEna Duriez
19:48 18 Mar 24
I absolutely love their jewelry, they have beautiful pieces. Highly recommend 👍
Monica J HairMonica J Hair
19:50 15 Mar 24
I had a custom bracelet made by Shimon and his team. From start to finish the process couldn’t have been more seamless. Genuinely a pleasure to work with Finer Custom Jewelry
Steven TocciSteven Tocci
02:32 07 Mar 24
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Pamela SpearsPamela Spears
21:21 12 Feb 24
Shimon was very helpful, grand place finer jewelry sales. Would definitely recommend to everyone. Will definitely be back to this location
John HuntJohn Hunt
17:59 23 Jan 24
Great experience! Shimon helped me get a salt & pepper engagement ring. He understood exactly what I was looking for and the finished product greatly exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!!
Sara TurnbullSara Turnbull
22:30 22 Jan 24
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01:24 05 Jan 24
My fiancé and I cannot say enough about Shimon and Finer Custom Jewelry. I had an heirloom ring from my mom, and two bands that I wanted to use to create a very specific ring, the ring of my dreams. After a lot of research, we found Shimon. Throughout the entire process, he was incredible. From our very first meeting where we went over my vision, to the final product. I feel so lucky to have found such a caring and talented jeweler. You can tell he takes such pride in his work, as he should because it is truly flawless. I would recommend Shimon to anyone I know. We are so thankful to have him to make our forever ring so incredibly special. It exceeded all our expectations and then some.
Laura VargasLaura Vargas
20:26 30 Dec 23
My fiance and I had a fantastic experience going through Finer Custom Jewelry for our wedding bands. Shimon and Monica both worked to create our dream rings within our budget. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for affordable, high quality, fast, and wonderful service.
Jacquie LymanJacquie Lyman
04:17 28 Dec 23
10/10 would recommend Finer Jewelery! I needed a repair on my wedding ring, and also wanted my engagement ring and wedding band soldered together. The service was incredible and the communication was as promised. Shimon is so kind and warm and friendly! My ring came back looking brand new!
Paige DimakosPaige Dimakos
23:15 04 Oct 23
Wonderful experience and customer service. Look forward to working with Shimon in the future.
Homa NikoHoma Niko
22:23 26 Sep 23
It was very nice meeting Shimon, he was very helpful on pricing my sister's ring. Very understanding and knowledgeable on jewelry. Thank you so much Shimon.
Kyle RootKyle Root
20:13 21 Sep 23
Shimon is a great guy super knowledgeable and I will definitely be coming to him again for my jewelry needs.
Lauren Van GyselLauren Van Gysel
18:18 18 Sep 23
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Roman MendezRoman Mendez
22:55 06 Sep 23
Great place. Shimon really helped me get a great offer on my diamond bracelet
Matthew RamirezMatthew Ramirez
18:25 01 Sep 23
Shimone was a pleasure to work with. He was both reasonable and fair when it came to selling a ring that I had been sitting on for a while. I would highly recommend Finer Custom Jewelry if you’re looking to sell any pieces. Shimone will treat you well.
denise drakedenise drake
22:23 29 Aug 23
Great experience working with Shimon. He had expert ideas about how to manage some antique jewelry and was super and helping us find the right rings!
Pure Air Service AZPure Air Service AZ
18:36 29 Aug 23
Thank you Shimon for your patience with me.I called finer custom jewelry to find a diamond ring to Propose my girlfriend and Shimon was really helpful and profesional.Really recommend.She said yessssss 😊
17:17 29 Aug 23
This place is absolutely amazing. The Jeweler Shimon did a wonderful job when pricing and inspecting the jewelry I brought in for sale. Extremely knowledgeable and very personable. recommend everyone comes here!!
Shelby KarrelsShelby Karrels
23:14 21 Aug 23
My experience with Finer Curation Jewelry was nothing short of phenomenal. Buying, selling, and creating custom jewelry can be a stressful and pressuring experience. However, from the moment I walked into Finer Custom Jewelry, I felt like a valued client. Shimon was patient, knowledgeable, and made the process so much easier than I had expected. If you are looking for a jeweler you can trust, you will find them here!
Sarah KanitschSarah Kanitsch
18:35 15 Aug 23
Amazing service! Helped immediately with the ring I had. Wonderful guy!!
Shane CsiszarShane Csiszar
23:49 07 Aug 23
Shimon was a pleasure to work with! Made the process very easy and enjoyable. We picked a beautiful emerald diamond, and I could not be happier with the quality of his work! I highly recommend Finer Jewelry!
Lauryn ScusselLauryn Scussel
03:27 20 Jul 23
Thanks to Shimon I was able to give my mom her dream Mother’s ring. It was done quickly and efficiently with great communication and a stunning product. A great company for your custom jewelry needs!!
Ryan BerryRyan Berry
17:19 11 Jul 23
Shimon was great to work with. We made a custom ring exactly how I drew it and my fianceé loved it. Will definitely come back for my ring!
Lisa HilchieLisa Hilchie
20:37 09 Jul 23
Shimon was very kind and professional. He responded quickly to my initial email, worked with my schedule to make an appointment, and took the time to answer any questions I had. I'm very happy with my decision to go to him.
Eli Garcia (ELI)Eli Garcia (ELI)
18:32 26 Jun 23
Ring came out perfect my Fiancé loved it, it fit perfect, I’d highly recommend this jeweler, also Shimon was very communicative and gave updates on the ring every chance he had, couldn’t have had a better experience.
Michael NedlerMichael Nedler
00:17 19 Jun 23
I had a big wedding anniversary coming and wanted to do something special for my wife. A friend suggested Finer so I contacted them. What a wonderful experience...Shimon led me through the process of picking an amazing diamonds as well as the perfect ring. My wife couldn't have been happier and I felt like a hero. I feel like a got an incredible ring for the money and will be back for the next occasion!
Arianna DohertyArianna Doherty
16:51 14 Jun 23
I needed to get two rings appraised and the process was easy and convenient. Shimon was able to meet with me the same week and got me the written appraisals within 3 days. I did not need to leave the items with him as some other jewelers require. I'm very pleased with the ease of working with Shimon.
Kayla ThurberKayla Thurber
02:32 16 Mar 23
I would give Shimon at Finer Custom Jewelry 10 stars if I could! He created an entirely custom ring for my fiancé just based on one Google image photo that she provided me. Before working with Shimon, I assumed I would not be able to afford a custom ring, but I was able to choose everything for the ring and stay perfectly within my budget. It was a very personal experience to create this ring and I felt heard by Shimon the entire time. (He even texted me to congratulate me on my engagement!) And he produced the most wonderful, amazing ring that will last for a lifetime! One final note: as a woman proposing to another woman, I was nervous to be judged when purchasing a non-traditional engagement ring. Shimon made me feel SO comfortable and validated. I could not recommend his services enough.
Daniel GoldbergDaniel Goldberg
00:55 03 Mar 23
My entire experience with Shimon was incredible start to finish. I came in with just an idea of what I wanted for an engagement ring. He took the time to explain the different options, settings and styles that would match my idea. Needless to say, the ring turned out beautifully and she loved it. Most importantly, Shimon was honest and fair. We will definitely be going back for all of our future needs.
Sarah RisiSarah Risi
18:47 14 Feb 23
Shimon helped me elevate my engagement diamond to a beautiful channel set band with my birthstone sapphires. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of his work!
Kyle BelskiKyle Belski
23:50 07 Feb 23
Shimon is the man! He took the time to help us design my fiancé’s ring just the way she wanted it. She now gets compliments on her ring on a daily basis. Shimon also got us a high quality diamond at a more than fair price. I recommend Finer Jewelry for all of your jewelry needs!
Aalia FuellerAalia Fueller
19:49 07 Feb 23
I’ve been working with Shimon for a year. I had all my mother’s diamonds reset. He helped me recreate a ring setting that joined my mom and dads diamonds so I have them with me at all times. He repaired many pieces and restrung my mom’s pearls. He’s a true professional and an amazing person. He and his wife have created an awesome business.If you want to design your own piece or buy one, Finer Jewelry is the place to go!
Lena GonzalezLena Gonzalez
17:10 25 Jun 22
Thank you to Shimon for this amazing diamond ring!! If you’re struggling looking for a jeweler in Arizona, you have to choose Finer Jewelry! He was very attentive to what I wanted and made me feel listened to throughout the entire process. He was truly a pleasure to work with, I could not recommend him enough!
Dania KassabDania Kassab
18:43 09 Jun 22
I’ve been looking for a yellow diamond ring for a while now and I’m so glad I foundation Finer Jewelry!!! Shimon showed me a variety of diamonds and made sure I was in love with the specific stone and shade of the diamond. Shimon made sure to educate me on my purchase which I really appreciated because I honestly didn’t know much about diamonds before meeting with him. I could not be more obsessed with this ring, so thank you so much Shimon for helping me find my dream ring!!!
Ashley BoldAshley Bold
07:24 29 Jan 22
If you are looking for a jeweler in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, look no further. As we began shopping for an engagement ring we went to a number of different jewelers in the area but no one offered the same level of customer service as Shimon at Finer Jewelry! He was so helpful and caring throughout the entire process of designing my dream ring. I get so many compliments on my ring and it’s all thanks to Finer Jewelry!!
22:48 24 Dec 21
I was gifted diamonds from my mother and both grandmother’s wedding rings and I wanted to make my own wedding ring with them. I was able to schedule an appointment the following day and began working on the ring design. They were so thorough in making sure the fit and design was just right by making 3D imaging and wax molds for you to see before the ring is actually made. The whole process took about a month from start to finish and you can’t beat the price! I’m beyond happy with what they made for me. It’s truly something special.
18:36 14 Dec 21
After sharing our diamond CCC wish list with Shimon we sat back and waited. Shimon took us seriously and carefully watched the exchanges for "our stone". He found us a nearly flawless diamond that presented 30% larger than its weight! We then asked Shimon to craft a setting that required specially cut supplemental diamonds. Shimon's relationships with diamond cutters and his goldsmith made it possible for him to deliver our dream setting with our own "hope" diamond! Shimon is personable, very fun to work with and completely transparent. He and his stones are priceless!
Deanna HuntDeanna Hunt
17:35 04 Nov 21
Amazing experience. My favorite diamond jeweler in Scottsdale. A custom experience, fair prices, honest, top quality. What more can I say!
Candace HagermanCandace Hagerman
00:03 08 Sep 21
Shimon did an amazing job understanding what I wanted in my ring. After picking out my main stone he found two that perfectly coordinated. It turned out so much more than I hoped. Will definitely recommend and return.
Robbie BurtonRobbie Burton
23:20 03 Aug 21
I found the staff to be more than happy to assist in the design and creation of a true family heirloom. The process of collaboration with this jeweler was such a joy. Me and my family will treasure this for a lifetime. Thank you so much. A truly happy customer.