Same sex wedding and engagement ring guide

February 14, 2018


Australia has become the 26th country to legalise same-sex marriage. The law was passed on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 and since Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, same-sex marriages are now legally recognised. This is a historic victory for the LGBT community as it undoes the last major piece of discrimination against this sector of Australian citizens. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Lizunova Fine Jewels wishes to share our engagement/wedding/commitment ring guide for same-sex couples.

1. Unity – This simple yet timeless design encapsulates the union of two people. The two bands converge to symbolise a couple coming together in a loving relationship. This ring can be made in any gold colour or platinum, with the gemstones of your choice. For example, two diamonds of different colours or two gemstones which are the birthstone of each partner.

2. Galaxy – If you have a taste for the flamboyant then Galaxy would be the perfect ring for you. The stunning knife edge band, 5mm wide, is sprinkled with an impressive 0.8ct of pave set diamonds. A single band can symbolise the engagement or commitment and then can be stacked with a second band for the wedding ceremony, becoming Twin Galaxy. Gold colours can be mixed or matched, as well as black with white diamonds to make a bold statement.

3. Black Zirconium – If you’re seeking rings with understated chic and masculinity then our range of black zirconium rings would be ideal. Zirconium is a highly durable, hypoallergenic, corrosion resistant and light material not too dissimilar from titanium. The metal is originally greyish in tone, then is oxidised to give it a black finish. You can choose from plain zirconium or zirconium with inners of precious metals such as 18ct rose, whiteor yellow gold or platinum.

4. Half Moon – If you prefer clean, architectural lines free from filigree then Half Moon will suit your taste. This strikingly elegant ring was inspired the energy and sass of New York City and features a single baguette diamond set in an asymmetric geometric setting. It makes a unique and contemporary engagement ring. A simple diamond set wedding band slipped underneath looks beautiful.

5. Manhattan – If you like a more delicate engagement ring that isn’t overly complex and has clean, geometric style then Manhattan is perfect for you. This ring juxtaposes a baguette cut aquamarine with a round brilliant cut diamond. Naturally the gemstone selection is yours to choose. All diamonds would look superb as would sapphire and diamond in a yellow gold setting. Manhattan also looks wonderful stacked with a simple diamond set wedding band that sits flush underneath.

6. Empire State – We love rings with two feature gemstones and Empire State has the winning combination of cornflower blue sapphire and Colombian emerald. The two main gems can be selected to symbolise two people in a committed relationship which gives this ring a highly personal feel. It’s a super alternative engagement ring and looks very stylish paired with an elegant diamond set wedding band.

7. Grey Spinel Engagement ring - If you have fashion forward tastes and want an engagement ring that breaks away from the classic six claw solitaire then our grey spinel engagement ring is right for you. Spinel is a very rare, lesser known gemstone that has good durability and hardness, thus it’s appropriate for an engagement ring setting. We love grey spinel as it embodies sophistication, especially when set with black diamonds and 18ct rose gold. Either a black or white diamond set wedding band would look fabulous back with this ring.

8. Orchid – If you prefer a solid ring that can combine both the engagement and wedding rings then Orchid is for you. Some couples prefer to exchange the one ring during the ceremony and this stunning ring, that is sprinkled with sapphire and diamond pave, makes a statement. Our current Orchid ring is set with a pink tourmaline however we can source spinel, sapphires and diamonds which have the necessary durability and hardness required for a ring that is to be worn every day, forever.

Lizunova Fine Jewels also offers our customers bespoke jewellery design. We would be delighted to sit with you both and create your dream wedding rings to be cherished always.

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Ring sizes

We use Australian ring size measurements, which are in an alphabetical range from A-Z.

As your fingers contract and expand due to the temperature, humidity, exercise, etc, your ring will fit on your finger tighter or looser. Your ring should fit comfortably and you need to find a balance between too big and too small. It is recommended that you should have to push your ring on tightly over your knuckle and it should spin slightly around the base of your finger. There should be some resistance when the ring is taken off – this will help to keep the ring on when your fingers are cold or wet. The correct size is the one that you feel the most confident and comfortable with.

We suggest that you size the finger you intend to wear your ring on at room temperature – this should provide you with a size that should be close to perfect most of the time.

Top-heavy rings can tend to spin on your finger, as the base of your finger is usually thinner than your knuckle. We suggest when sizing your finger for a top-heavy ring, that you err on the tighter side, rather than a loose fit. This will mean that the ring will stay on the top of your finger and it will ultimately be more comfortable to wear.

If you’re choosing a wide ring, you will tend to go up a size. There is more surface area on a wider ring and therefore more metal to grip to your finger.

If you are interested in a ring that is 5mm or wider, we suggest going up a size (one size larger than the sizing gauge). We suggest going up another size if the ring you are interested in is 9mm or larger (two sizes larger than the sizing gauge).

If you are buying a ring as a gift for someone, we recommend that you measure the inside diameter of a ring the person you’re buying the gift for, regularly wears on the finger your gift will be worn on.

Measuring your finger

If you do not know your ring size you can use this guide to obtain an approximate measurement.

Before measuring the finger on which the ring you’re purchasing will be worn, please ensure the following:

The number that lines up with edges of the opening is the ‘interior circumference’. Please note this number and then refer to our Ring Size Chart to choose the correct ring size.

Download Ring Size Guide PDF

If you do not know your ring size you can use this guide to obtain an approximate measurement.

If you have a ring that is worn on the finger you need sizing, print out the ring size guide (take care to print it at 100%), and place the existing ring over the circles. Measure the inside of the ring against the outside of the circle. If you can hardly see the black line which goes around each circle, you have chosen the right size. Compare the ring to the adjacent circles to check that you definitely have the right size.

You can then double check this measurement by measuring the inside diameter of the ring, and matching that against the ring diameter measurements shown.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a ring available, you can measure the finger itself to obtain an approximate ring size. You can do so by wrapping a piece of string or thin strip of paper around the finger on which you wish to wear the ring, marking it with a pen where it overlaps. Measure the piece of string with a ruler to obtain the circumference of the finger, and compare that to the European Size measurement shown on the chart. We would recommend that in order to obtain the most accurate measurement when taking your ring size in this way, you do so at the end of the day when the finger is at its largest, and not when your hands are unusually cold as this would lead to a smaller ring size.

If you require any further assistance in obtaining your ring size, please  contact us and we will be happy to help.