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


  • Laura

    One year ago I said “i do” to the love of my life in front of all our friends and family, Being born in Colombia, I never could have imagined sharing my life with my American husband, but it’s been a blessing ever since the day we met.


  • Oscar Guillen

    I am a Mexican citizen raised in the United States and naturalized about 17years ago. I dated and married a white woman from Kansas in 2001, it was a difficult proposition because the legacy of this family did not include men of color. Since then the family has embraced 2 more interracial marriages, 4 interracial grand children and a new way of thinking about family bond and love. I am no longer married to this family but in December I will be marrying a wonderful woman who has embraced my interracial children (I proposed with the Celine engagement ring!). For me, Loving V Virginia not only removed shameful laws from our books so that interracial marriage bonds could be made, but it also frees conscientious white Americans from white guilt. And this is important because one can only be fully free when you live without guilt!

    Oscar


  • Donna Davis

    I remember telling my African-American son as he entered into manhood, “the person for you may be on the other side of the world” and behold she was. I now have a beautiful Filipino daughter-in-law. What God has joined together let no man put asunder…….


  • faith Jordan

    This year my husband and I get a chance to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. While we as a society are still facing discrimination, it is nothing like it once was. We are so thankful for all those couples who fought for their love and for the love of all those to follow in their foot steps. A couple months ago I peeked into my 2 year old’s Sunday School class and to my pleasant surprise every child in her classroom was biracial. We now have commercials that truly reflect our family. We must remember to continue to fight on and to look at the positive. There will always be people with hate in their hearts but it is in the hearts of those who show love and support that we should find our inspiration.


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