South Africa is a country with a complex history regarding the LGBT community. The status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in South Africa has always been influenced by traditional values, the lingering hold of Apartheid and the human rights movements that grew out of it.
South Africa was the very first country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation when the progressive post-Apartheid constitution came into effect. South Africa was the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to legalise same-sex marriage.
In November 2006, Parliament voted for a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage which was celebrated all over the world. Although Africa has a long way to go in terms of LGBT rights and legal status, we would like to celebrate the historic decision that South Africa made 9 years ago with some our favourite wedding bands and engagement rings that we have custom-made for same-sex and LGBT couples in the past.
We love a simple and timeless wedding band, whether its paired with an engagement ring or not. These are a classic choice below.
We have a beautiful selection of bands that can be designed in white gold, yellow gold or platinum. They can be designed with different finishes and width’s to create the wedding band that is perfect for you.
Below is another simple and classic Box Set Trilogy engagement ring and wedding band.The engagement ring is set with three round brilliant cut diamonds, complimented by a simple white gold band that can be worn together or alone.
If you like the idea of matching wedding bands, take a look below. These are two beautiful 9K white gold wedding bands engraved with an infinity design, perfect to represent the start of your life together.
If you are looking for something more traditional, our ‘Romy’ engagement ring and wedding band below might be the perfect inspiration for you.
If your other half would love something more eclectic and different, we would recommend our ‘Anina’ Ring as a wedding band or engagement ring. You can choose to have it set with the stones of your choice.
We absolutely love this white gold wedding band set with black diamonds below.
If you love simplicity and clean lines, you will love the yellow gold ring below set with a brilliant cut diamond.
If you are looking for something very personalised, this signature ring might be the perfect fit. This 18K white gold ring is set with round brilliant cut diamonds in the shape of your love’s initial.
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