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polytriad 02-22-2010 06:49 PM

Symbols of commitment
 
http://www.polyamorysociety.org/band.html

Here is a link to a commitment bracelet but I was wandering if anyone had other suggestions on commitment trinkets. The link listed above is a good concept but its a little over the top for my liking as it involves kids and over time it will become unwearable.

I want to do something that represents the poly lifestyle yet is subtle enough for the work place. I want us all to wear these the way a married couple wears wedding rings.

Your thoughts are very appreciated.

thanks

Ilove2men 02-23-2010 03:22 PM

I personally like the idea of braided metal. I've seen it in gold rings. Its permanent intertwined annd held in place with one solid bond. But I think that a symbol of commitment is something that each group should work on together. Maybe you could have a brainstorminng date. Everyone do a little googly moogly (as I like to call it hehe) and you may come out with a combination of everyone's designs and could find a jeweler to merge the idea together... That could be pricey, but its and idea. Or you could get the creative juices flowing and combine different pieces to form one without having a jeweler start from scratch. It doesn't have to scream poly. It could simply be a reminder of each individual in your commitment.

SchrodingersCat 02-23-2010 07:26 PM

Maybe puzzle rings?

They're made out of 4-6 bands of silver that are technically separate but interconnected and not welded together.

And they're cheap compared to a lot of other jewellery... readily available at your local silver kiosk at the mall...

Or, depending on how your family feels about necklaces (a lot of people don't like them), you could get ones with a matching pendant that you all like.

ourquad 02-24-2010 12:49 AM

The four of us have matching bands.

I've always liked the puzzle rings and when Kitten saw them she did as well. Our guys bought each of us one.

There is poly jewelry available. I thought about having the guys buy me a necklace to represent the v I'm in with them. But I think I want to buy it myself as a symbol to show them what it means to be the hinge to me. As a symbol of something I, myself, am declaring.

I happen to wear both the band we all have alike and the puzzle ring on the same finger. Kitten wears them on different hands. Just personal preferences there.

polytriad 02-25-2010 01:21 AM

Thank you for all your suggestions I will take all your thoughts into consideration.

I was looking at a bracelet that looks like a wedding band and because its a flat surface so I was thinking about engraving terms that are important to a good relationship.

Example: Communication*Trust*Honesty....etc

polytriad 03-01-2010 11:01 PM

mobiusproductsandservices go to their website


Good stuff...I would like to know what you would have engraved on it.

SchrodingersCat 03-02-2010 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by polytriad (Post 23192)
mobiusproductsandservices go to their website


Good stuff...I would like to know what you would have engraved on it.

I love the infinity ones with the black cord, they would make a gorgeous choker. I also love how they're nondescript and subtle, with no fixed symbolic meaning, which means they can have any meaning you want them to.

LovingRadiance 03-02-2010 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by SchrodingersCat (Post 23229)
I love the infinity ones with the black cord, they would make a gorgeous choker. I also love how they're nondescript and subtle, with no fixed symbolic meaning, which means they can have any meaning you want them to.

I liked those as well!! :)

Karelia 03-02-2010 08:48 PM

We used a Celtic trinity knot or triquetra. I happened to have a tattoo of one when we met her, and it just became our thing.

jackrabbit 03-14-2010 07:39 PM

Perhaps some kind of geometric pattern that shows your actual configuration, circles/squares connected with lines. Obviously you wouldn't be able to display actual male or female symbols without giving it away. I guess that would have to be a brooch or something, don't know what the guys would wear.

It's definitely possible to do this kind of stealth thing. The Invisible Pink Unicorn is a stealth symbol of atheism, and the logo design is very stylized, looking only vaguely like an actual unicorn. I've worn an IPU t-shirt around my fundamentalist mom and she didn't have a clue. She didn't even ask, but if she had I would have told her it was from a video game or something. Or a logo for a company I did contract work for.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nk_unicorn.svg


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