Loving Day Wedding Rings

ON [Interracial] MARRIAGE

 Share what "Loving v. Virginia (1967)" means to you for a chance to win a handmade set of Loving Day wedding rings!

I’ve been creating socially conscious jewelry for over 10 years now. One of my first collections was called "RIGHTS" and stemmed from my obsession with “Loving v. Virginia (1967)” -- the case that made interracial marriage legal in the US. I took the seemingly cryptic case ID# that granted my Irish-American mother and Chinese-American father marriage equality and engraved it onto wedding rings and jewelry. This case would become even more special to me in 2011, when I married my multi-ethnic wife and partner, Radika. 
 
Every year, we team up with Ken Tanabe and the awesome folks at LovingDay.org to create a Loving Day Wedding Ring  Giveaway. This year, we've upped the eco-friendly factor by handcrafting our rings from 100% recycled silver. We've also added new lettering that will make your inscription even more unique and whimsical. Each ring will be engraved with the case ID# for "Loving v. Virginia (1967)". 
 
-Dana Walden Chin, Co-Founder & Designer
 
The winner will be chosen by Ken Tanabe on June 12th, 2014. 
  Please submit your entry by 11:59am EST on June 12th, 2014.

Here's how to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below with what Loving Day means to you
    2. 'Like' the Dana Walden Jewelry Facebook Page
    3. Copy and paste your comment to our Dana Walden Jewelry Facebook wall

14 comments


  • Ceiti Johnson

    Loving Day is very special to me. In a nutshell, it means I can marry my best friend, my protector, my lover, my rock, my #1 supporter without fear of unlawful persecution or prosecution. I am thankful that Richard and Mildred Loving for fighting this battle for all of us.


  • Kate Wormus and Carl Olsen

    Our names are Kate and Carl. Kate identifies as Black and White and Carl identifies as Japanese and White. We are looking to get married in the summer of 2015!

    Our parents remember a time when it was illegal for people to marry outside of their race. We owe so much to Mildred and Richard Loving for shifting our culture to be more inclusive of our right to love whom we choose. We took to heart the incredible activism that they displayed through the process.

    We have taken this love for Multiracial/Interracial activism into our relationship. We actually met because of the Lovings! In 2007, we met organizing a presentation for a diversity conference where we shared the history behind the Loving v. Virginia court case and talked about our own family stories. Since then, we have presented together numerous times at conferences, schools, and cultural organizations about the issues faced by people who identify as Mixed or Multiracial and Interracial families. We even started a student organization at our university to help create a community where students can talk about their Mixed Race experiences in a caring, inclusive environment. Every year, the organization plans and implements “Mixed Race Week” and we’ve traditionally culminated the week into an event called “Loving Day Dinner” in recognition of the the Loving family and how far we have come as a society in supporting interracial and same-sex marriage.

    The passion we share for creating a Mixed Race community is one of the strongest aspects of our relationship. What Loving Day means to us is reflecting on our love for each other, but also continuing in our love for equality and for the right for people to marry who they choose. It would be an honor to symbolize our marriage by wearing wedding rings representing Loving Day. Afterall, it is thanks to the Lovings that we are able to marry!


  • Christina Chin

    Loving Day is when my Japanese mother married my Chinese father, even though some Chinese relatives to this day will still leave the room when a Japanese person walks in.

    Loving Day is when my younger sister dated an African American man and my family did not even bat an eye.

    And Loving Day is celebrating my own wedding on April 11, 2015 when I, a half Chinese half Japanese woman, marries a Caucasian man in a beautiful Jewish ceremony where MY Rabbi performs the ceremony.

    “The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.” – U.S. Supreme Court


  • Jenny Bacchus

    Love, is the day I meet my husband, from the day I layed eyes on him on East 18th, Brooklyn Newyork, I was in love, but I was only 9 years old of course I knew nothing but as we grew and got older we fell apart but faith brought us back together I love him so much!!!! He completes me. I really couldn’t imagine my life without him.


  • Marsha Thompson

    4 years ago I received a message from a man who was mutual friends with someone I went to high school with. We began to write and share experiences of our lives and got to know each other. He lived in New York and I in Toronto. He is mutli racial and has never met his father, I am also multi racial and at the time had not met my father.

    We have both gone through life situations with having the cultural stigma of having to identify with one core race or another. I have always considered myself proud of who I am, but never defined by only this. He has helped me love myself on a bigger scale….being human.

    After finally finding and building a relationship with my Bengali Indian father, I realize how much we all just want the same things in life. Shelter, protection, sustenance and love. I appreciate my fiance so much for the lesson. After all, love is so diverse in it’s definition, and yet has no one definition at all.

    This June 24th, when we say our vows I will think of what loving really means. Whether it’s versus Virginia, racism or prejudice….love brings two people in spite of all this to say “I do”.


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