On June 26 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there. These two rulings taken together ended the legal limbo that many LGBT couples had been trapped in and made it possible for thousands of same sex couples to achieve their simple dream of marriage equality.
When I heard the news that morning I was inspired to create what has become one of my most popular ring designs, my equality rings. These rings feature an equal sign created with two inset bars of white, rose or yellow gold. The ring itself is available in sterling silver or silver/copper mokume gane. The silver can be oxidized dark blue/grey or left bright. The design of the ring, with its concave interior, helps protect the surface patina (darkened silver and copper).
These rings can be worn as wedding rings, as a celebration of gay rights and to show solidarity and support for marriage equality. Visit my Etsy store to see my latest equality rings.