Luke and Tate had waited long for New Zealand to legalise same-sex marriage, but by the time 2013 rolled around, they didn’t want to delay any longer
and decided to get a civil union.
They had heard about our store through some family members who are our past clients. What was especially important to Luke and Tate was that they would receive positive and encouraging service from a jeweller when they said they were getting married to each other. At K. Amani Fine Jeweller, we treat all couples equally, but many same-sex couples have come to us after being treated less than equitably by other jewellers.
Luke had a specific design idea in mind, and wanted both wedding bands to perfectly match. With a tight deadline and a specific budget to stick to, we worked with them to find out what was most important in their design in terms of material quality. We created a few different mock-ups of ring designs that were variations of Luke’s idea, and they selected a 10K white gold ring with a single princess-cut diamond inlaid within the band. The edges of the band were polished to a clean shine, while the centre was given a coarse finish. Two asymmetrical grooves circumscribed the centre portion of the band. Luke was thrilled we were able to not only realise his concept for the rings, but also push the design further so that the rings turned out even better than he imagined!