Jewelers on both coasts have made statements with rings symbolizing marriage equality.
Jewelry designer Adam Neeley, owner of Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry in San Francisco and Laguna Beach, Calif., has created a new men’s jewelry line in support of the issue.
The rings, cufflinks, and dog tags are inspired by the California coast, including the Vibe and Wave rings. “These days men are wearing more jewelry, but they haven’t had a lot of options,” Neeley says. “I designed the Vibe ring to mimic the look of guitar strings.”
Vibe Ring available in 14k white gold or sterling silver with 0.38 carats of black diamonds
Neeley will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from his men’s collection during April to the Human Rights Campaign.
“As a jeweler, it’s always a joy to participate in a couple’s love story, providing tokens to commemorate engagements, weddings, or anniversaries,” Neeley says. “I look at these clients and think: we should all be so lucky, to find love. As for marriage rights, luck should have nothing to do with it.”
New York City-based designer Janet Cadsawan has also created a brass ring symbolizing equality.
“The Equality Ring if for marriage equality, gender equality, and racial equality,” Cadsawan said in a statement. “I don’t have time to get on the streets and protest these days, so as an artist, I make my statements in metal.”
The rings are available for purchase at Cadsawan.com.