A jewelry company created gender-fluid engagement and wedding rings to ‘blur the lines’ of traditional styles

  • Brilliant Earth has launched a line of gender-fluid engagement rings and wedding bands for people of "all genders, non-binary, and fluid identities."
  • The ethically-sourced rings in the MX Collection are also customizable, so couples can choose gem shapes, band materials, and sizes that work for them.
  • The rings can be purchased online, with prices ranging between $550 and $3,690.
  • In a press release sent to Insider, cofounder and co-CEO Beth Gerstein said the new rings are "an important part" of Brilliant Earth's mission to "inspire a more compassionate jewelry industry."
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Engagement season is upon us, and Brilliant Earth is helping to make sure that everyone can participate.

The jewelry company recently launched the MX Collection, an ethically-sourced line of engagement rings and wedding bands that were designed to "blur the lines" of traditionally feminine and masculine styles. In doing so, the rings are meant to appeal to people of "all genders, non-binary, and fluid identities," according to a press release sent to Insider.

The rings are priced between $550 and $3,690, and are sold in expanded sizing options. Here's what you should know about the gender-fluid jewelry.

Brilliant Earth's MX Collection includes 13 gender-fluid rings with rainbow-colored diamonds, textured bands, and more

According to a press release sent to Insider, the collection's rings combine "expert craftsmanship and inclusive design."  That's especially true with its four engagement rings, which all have simple bands with a standout stone in the middle.

There's the Vesper ring with a bezel-set gem on a thick band, the rounded Insignia ring with a tapered band, the Cielo ring with a floating gem on a thin band, and the Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit ring with a horizontally-set gem on a rounded band.

All four designs are customizable, so you can choose between various gem shapes and bands in either platinum, 18-karat white gold, 18-karat yellow gold, or 14-karat rose gold. Prices vary depending on which shape and color you choose.

The Vesper engagement ring with an emerald-shaped gem.
Brilliant Earth

There are also nine wedding bands in the MX Collection, some of which feature arrays of diamonds and gemstones.

The Rainbow Ring, for example, is "set with a plethora of emeralds, rubies, amethysts, and multi-colored sapphires," according to the brand's website. There's also the Arista Eternity ring that's covered in 100 diamonds, the Helix ring with an open band and coiled diamonds, and the Luz ring with seven "scalloped pavé diamonds that shimmer atop a low-domed band," according to Brilliant Earth.

The Helix wedding band from Brilliant Earth.
Brilliant Earth

If you prefer minimal diamonds and gems, there's the Beacon ring, Apex Ring, and Amador Ring — all of which feature one or two small diamonds set inside a larger band.

That being said, there are also two options for people who prefer no diamonds or gems at all on their wedding rings. The Zenith ring has a textured surface of "pyramid-shaped angles," and the 5mm Mojave Florentine ring has a florentine finish.

The Zenith wedding band from Brilliant Earth.
Brilliant Earth

Like the engagement rings in the MX Collection, Brilliant Earth's gender-fluid wedding bands are also sold in a variety of colors and sizes.

The rings were created to 'blur the lines' of traditional styles that are traditionally considered to be masculine or feminine

So far, shoppers seem to love the initiative. 

"Omg yess!" one person wrote underneath an Instagram post about the MX Collection. "As a non-binary person, I am so excited to have this!! Amazing!!"

"Amazing," another user said. "Well done 💜🏳️‍🌈"

"👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🌈 This is just awesome," someone wrote.

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Rings from the MX Collection are now available to purchase and customize on Brilliant Earth's website. You can also catch a glimpse at one of the collection's designs in "Happiest Season," an upcoming Hulu film that's said to be one of the first major LGBTQ+ romantic comedies for the holidays.

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