UNIQUE MODERN JEWELRY, CELEBRATING ALL PARTNERSHIPS
Hers and hers. His and his. Hers and his. All of the above; none of the above. Why limit yourself with labels, when all you really want is stunning jewelry to celebrate your union?
I’ve made unisex rings from day one, driven by my personal experience of struggling with the gender binary and never fitting into either box. Inclusivity, visibility, and respect for all forms of non-traditional weddings – however you choose to define the term – are driving concepts behind my work at Lolide. I am committed to offering my customers a wide selection of modern, elegant engagement and wedding rings that work in countless combinations.
Breaking the boundaries of traditional engagement and wedding jewelry
We’re all painfully familiar with our culture’s lingering, antiquated formula for buying wedding jewelry: she gets a big rock, he gets a plain band, everybody moves on.
You know what I say? It’s time to throw out the binary, sexist assumptions that go along with the traditional approach. LGBTQ+, gay, lesbian, bi, gender queer, same sex, trans, cis, and intersexed communities – whoever you are, whomever you love, you are welcome here. My goal is to help my customers express themselves with rings that reflect their personal style – and their special bond – in a way that they’ll be proud to wear every single day. Here are a few ways I do that :
Gender-neutral rings: these rings are for anyone who wants to stand apart from the gender constraints of traditional wedding jewelry. They’re for the woman wants something bold, modern, and strong to reflect her personality; for the guy who wants some sparkle on his finger to match the twinkle in his eye; and for non-binary folks who want to wear a symbol of love – without a gender label attached.
“Men’s” engagement bands: an increasing number of my male customers are expressing interest in having engagement rings as a precursor to their big day. These are categorized as “men’s” rings due to their weight and width, but are appropriate for anyone looking for a heavier ring.
Non-traditional styles: these bold rings make a statement on the hands of either, both, or all partners. Details like mixed metals, colored stones, rivets and facets mean you’ll never mistake your ring for someone else’s.
Lori Linkous Devine
IT’S BEEN SAID
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IN CASE YOU WERE CURIOUS
LOLiDE (pronounced low-lih-day) is a one woman show. Everything you see is designed and created by me, by hand in my studio in Seattle.
I’ve been making things with my hands since I can remember. I was raised in semi-rural Virginia by Depression-era grandparents. My grandfather, never one to throw anything away – or purchase expensive art materials – kept what we referred to as the “junk room.” But to me, this was my supply closet, the place where I got all of the materials for my many projects, from the leftover rug remnants and house paint I used in a handmade doll-less house, to old pieces of tire I used to make a pair of flip flops. While I now have more access to tools and materials, I still find that sometimes the greatest catalyst for creativity is circumscription.
My work uses a combination of organic and industrial shapes with a sculptural focus. With a background in printmaking and a love of architecture, I have come to see jewelry-making as a type of sculpture that allows me to incorporate both these aesthetics. I try make every creation a small work of art, even down to the clasps and ear wires which are designed to be not just functional but add to the overall beauty of each piece.
I find inspiration in the intersection of light and dark, order and chaos, natural vs. industrial — the beautiful lush organic vine growing on a rusted glass and steel structure or the sound of rain on a metal roof — things that connect my Virginia childhood with my new home in Seattle. I try to reflect this feeling of time, movement, and unexpected beauty in my designs, a marriage of my past and present.