eternity rings are so beautiful and have such sparkle
and fire that everyone admires them. While they originally were
referred to as anniversary
rings, these circles
of diamonds are the ideal gift to commemorate any special event
in a loved one's life. Because the price of them is now much more
within reach of the average jewelry buyer, they are more affordable
eternity is often given to commemorate a special milestone such as a
major anniversary, the birth of a child or a major accomplishment.
The particular occasion isn't nearly as important as the sentiment
that the ring is intended to convey. An eternity
ring symbolizes that the love of the giver will last for all
eternity; it is as never-ending
as the circle of the ring of diamonds, which is precious and has
no beginning and no end.
and more couples are choosing matching diamond eternity rings as wedding
bands rather than using plain metal bands. The groom will
usually wear a larger version of the bride's ring with diamonds that
are larger in size but in the same style as the bride's ring.
eternity rings can be either full circle,
with the diamonds completely encircling the ring, or half
circle, with the diamonds going only half-way around the band.
It is purely a matter of preference, although some people prefer the
half-band for comfort if the diamonds are particularly large. Keep in
mind that a half-band will also be easier to re-size
if you gain or lose weight.
are available in wide variety of styles, from vintage-inspired
designs to sleek, modern pieces. Materials include white, yellow or
rose gold, platinum
or titanium. The diamonds themselves can be cut in almost any style
desired. The most popular tend to be princess cut and emerald cut
because they fit snugly side-by-side in an eternity band, allowing
for many diamonds close together on the ring; however, there are also
lovely eternity bands with
intricately mounted brilliants, marquis, baguette and round cut diamonds.
dramatic effect, some diamond eternity rings alternate two different
cuts of stones such as baguettes and rounds. This creates added
sparkle and gives the outer edges of the ring a scalloped effect
where they follow the contours
of the diamonds. It's a lovely, lacey look that is delicate and
sophisticated. More contemporary styles may feature channel set or
bezel set stones that are flush with the surface of the ring itself.
traditional way for a woman to wear a diamond
eternity ring is to place it behind her wedding
band and engagement
ring. Some women, however, choose to remove their wedding ring
and wear the eternity ring in place of the wedding band, particularly
if the setting enhances her engagement ring. Other women choose to
leave their wedding
and engagement rings undisturbed and wear their diamond eternity
ring on their right hand where it can take center stage all by itself.
reserve a diamond eternity ring to wear as their dress
wedding band, wearing a plain band most of the time. This is
often because they fear damaging a diamond ring, particularly if they
work with their hands. However, diamonds
are one of the strongest materials known to man, and if a ring is
well made, it should hold up to most everyday wear and tear. If a man
would like to wear an eternity ring every day, he should consider
looking at bezel set
or channel set diamonds,
which are less likely to snag or come loose from their settings.