Author: Ian Maher
rings are similar to wedding rings
in that they symbolize undying love. But unlike wedding and engagement
rings, eternity rings do not mark a specific occasion, but are
rather an expression of everlasting love between the giver and the
person receiving the ring. Eternity rings are often given for special
occasions such as an anniversary, the birth of a child or a birthday,
but part of the beauty of eternity rings is that they are often given
for no special occasion at all. The gift of an eternity ring is an
expression of love that can be shared anytime.
sometimes incorporate selected valuable gems such as sapphires,
rubies, or emeralds, but by far the most popular choice is a ring set
with diamonds. A common design for an eternity ring is a band with an
inset row of diamonds, wrapping around the ring either half way or
completely. Half eternity rings are lined with diamonds circling half
way around the band, which show just on the upper face of the ring.
Full eternity rings have diamonds which are lined all the way around
the ring. Full eternity rings are more costly due to a larger number
of diamonds, the need for custom sizing and possibly custom
designing. In general, half eternity rings bear less cost due to
easier sizing and design but have the advantageous potential of being
set with larger diamonds than full eternity rings. Square and
rectangle diamonds are typically preferred to round diamonds for use
in eternity rings due to the continuity created when setting them end
diverse array of styles and varying price ranges, eternity rings
carry the common symbolism of the circle band representing infinite
love. Eternity rings are most often worn by women on the same finger
as wedding bands are traditionally worn. The manner of wearing an
eternity ring is a personal choice. Some women wear eternity rings in
place of their wedding and engagement rings, while others choose to
wear them in place of one ring or the other.
are numerous styles and options available in eternity rings, the
sentiment of everlasting love remains the most valuable aspect of the gift.