With Pride Month in full swing, why not accessorize with some fabulous pride rings? These days there are tons of great options for gay pride jewelry and none more than pride rings!
Pride rings can come in any shape and size—from in-your-face and bold to understated and subtle, there’s a ring out there for you.
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional yet very affordable, take a look at our gorgeous selection of rings!
Joyce Layered Stack Ring
Charisse Vintage Ring
Midi Knuckle 2-Ring Set
What are pride rings?
If you’ve been paying attention, you would’ve heard of pride rings. But, if you’ve somehow missed the memo, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
Gay pride (also lesbian pride or LGBTQ+ pride) is a social movement that was started to promote and celebrate gay rights like equality and dignity. The gay pride movement was also intended to increase the visibility and understanding of all LGBTQ+ people.
The gay pride movement often uses a rainbow to symbolize the LGBTQ+ community. The diversity of colors represents the diversity of its community. This can be in the form of rainbow flags during rights marches or adorning accessories or clothing with a rainbow.
Pride rings are designed to celebrate gay and lesbian pride. For this reason, they’re understandably trendy in the LGBTQ+ community. Pride rings often feature rainbows—the symbol of gay pride.
Starting with the most subtle, we have the classic stainless steel ring. The difference? On the inside of the ring, there’s a rainbow.
This kind of ring might be more suitable for everyday wear, especially if you have particular dress codes or professional standards that don’t allow super colorful accessories!
You can generally find this kind of minimalistic ring in other colors, too, including black or dark gray.
Embrace the rainbow
If understated isn’t your style, why not show off that rainbow? There are thousands of choices when it comes to this kind of pride ring!
Generally, this style of pride ring will display an enamel rainbow on the outside of a simple band. These rings could be made from any kind of base material, from stainless steel to simple plastic.
The rainbow is where the customizability really comes in. There are pride rings with rainbow flags, rainbow hearts, embedded words with enamel rainbows—everything you could think of.
We recommend going with either a white precious metal (like white gold or sterling silver) or stainless steel; these neutral base metals will make the rainbow pop out more. They will also be more durable and tarnish less than cheaper alternatives like nickel.
Gemstone pride rings
This is where cubic zirconia shines. Available in all kinds of colors, cubic zirconia can be an affordable way to adorn a more traditionally styled ring with the pride rainbow.
For these types of pride rings, you’re going to need six stones—the rainbow usually being made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
You could always choose a ring with a rainbow made of precious stones, but this will multiply the cost of the ring.
Alternatively, why not get a ring which features a selection of colors?
Some people don’t want a ring that’s made up of multiple colors, which is understandable. It can be hard to match a rainbow with outfits and accessories—unless, of course, everything has a rainbow.
Another great option is alternating pink and blues. This means you won’t have the full rainbow, but you will have a symbolic color scheme (with pink historically being used as a symbol of gay pride and pink and blue being a favorite of the trans community).
With marriage equality finally becoming legalized in many places, more members of the LGBTQ+ community than ever are becoming engaged. After being denied the right to marry for so long, some in the community want to show off and celebrate finally being allowed to love freely.
A great idea to celebrate pride is to propose to your loved one with a gay pride engagement ring!
This is where it’s totally up to your individual style, but if you’re looking for a more traditional engagement ring, why not check out two-color rings?
Another option that the LGBTQ+ community has historically used as a symbol of pride is to use a pink or purple stone. Or, you could go for a gemstone that has a rainbow inside it—the opal!
Happy Pride Month
Pride rings can be an iconic way to celebrate your personality and community and a great way to show allyship, too. A great way to accessorize for Pride Month is to get your hands on a pride ring (or five!).
There are loads of great options for gay pride jewelry, and we’ve covered some of our favorite pride ring styles here! Now that you have so many ideas to choose from, go ahead and pick your favorite!