Eternity necklaces, rings and bands have the same kind of symbolism attached, that of never-ending love and commitment. An eternity ring consists of a band made of precious metal, such as gold and silver, a continuous line of identically cut gemstones engraved or attached to it.
While there are both half and full eternity bands and rings available, they both hold the same significance as far as symbolism is concerned. A half eternity band will have gemstones only on the face or the visible part of the ring, which helps to both save costs and make the ring more comfortable for the wearer.
A full-eternity band will have a continuous line of rings all around the metal loop, and it is one of the most beautiful ways in which you can confess your love for a partner. Further, nowadays eternity bands are not only given to partners; they are also fit for other special occasions such as the birth of a child, or an anniversary, even.
Like every other piece of jewelry made out of gemstones and precious metals, there are certain specific things that one needs to consider before he forks out a hefty sum.
An eternity ring is not just a mere piece of jewelry that you can gift to your partner. It holds special significance and meaning, and giving it to a romantic partner comes with a promise of lifelong commitment.
Therefore, it must only be bought and gifted to a partner when you are absolutely sure about your feelings for each other, and cannot imagine a life without them. The history of eternity rings goes back to 2000 BC, around the time of Ancient Egyptians.
This means that for more than 4000 thousand years they have been seen as a true symbol of love, and gifting it to a person requires commitment and surety about feelings.
Once you are sure about the person and the occasion for which you want to buy the eternity ring, the next thing you ought to consider is what kind of stone(s) you want your ring to feature.
While traditionally all eternity rings for lovers are supposed to feature a full or half line of diamonds, to save costs and add extra visual quality to the ring you can opt for other gemstones as well. There are various eternity rings and bands that feature rubies, emeralds or sapphires, or even a combination of them all!
As already mentioned, there are two basic types of eternity rings: half and full. While full eternity rings and bands obviously have a fuller look, they might be less comfortable to wear, especially if the stones used are on the bulkier side.
Furthermore, full eternity rings with their long line of diamonds might be obviously more expensive than the half-rings, and therefore that is also something to consider when choosing the most suitable ring.
Well, once you make it past the first three decisions, the next thing to consider is the large variety of styles that eternity rings and bands come in today. There is the Emerald cut eternity band, the double halo cushion cut engagement ring, the oval cut eternity band, the pear eternity band, and many, many others.
Needless to say, you will probably want to go through each and every style, and choose the one that suits you and your partner best. We also recommend the diamond baguette eternity band, as the particular style has gained quite a bit of popularity over the past few months.
Well, no matter if you choose one of the above-mentioned styles, it is the metal color and type that most influences the overall look of the piece. Diamond eternity rings and bands are generally bought with a white gold or platinum metal option, but there are other popular metal types as well.
The yellow gold option, for example, goes extremely well with diamonds as they perfectly complement the bright fierceness and shine that the stone provides. Further, for women who prefer a subtler look to their jewelry, the rose gold option works brilliantly as it has a tender tone that is easy on the eyes and stands out without being too shiny, or tacky.
In particular, we want to recommend the emerald cut eternity band rose gold option, as it has also gained immense popularity over recent times.
Ring settings are one category that you are left to deal with, all alone. This is because while there are certain benefits of each type of setting, the individual outcomes all have specific beautiful and durability related features that must be observed and analyzed, to find the one setting that suits your purposes the best!
The traditional claw-setting, also known as the prong-setting allows the maximum amount of light to pass through and get reflected off the stone. However, it might not be the most stable setting available.
The modern channel-setting is more stable and durable than the prong setting, but doesn’t allow the same amount of light to be reflected. It works by forming a channel on the edges of the ring on which the line of diamonds is engraved.
Finally, bar-set eternity rings have metal bars with diamonds perpendicular to the band of the ring. This setting can only be used for stones of equal size, and often the bars are as much a part of the design as the stones themselves.
Rings can have a width between 2 to 4 mm, and most engagement rings and eternity bands have widths of 3 mm. There are various physical features of the wearer that need to be considered in order to be sure about the width of the ring, and that is something which only you can do.
It is the type of the size of stones that you use which will determine the ring profile. For heavier stones, more depth is needed on the band, while other rings can work better without the same amount of depth in the ring’s profile.
Following the above convention is important, because otherwise the ring might look awkward, and might have a less than perfect shape!
While the above tips and tricks are important for buying an eternity ring or band, there are certain other general things that need to be kept in mind when you are buying a diamond ring.
This is in regards to the purity, source, and other general factors that we recently talked about in this article. If you are thinking about buying an eternity diamond ring, we highly recommend going through those tips, as well.
As they say, and we do too, it is the personality and the tastes and preferences of the wearer that need to be considered when buying an eternity ring or band. You should observe the kind of jewelry your partner prefers, and what kind of jewelry she already owns, to get a better idea about the type of eternity ring that will best suit her.
This might be the last point, but it is probably the most important one. Each and every other aspect of this article must be balanced with respect to the personality of your partner. If you do that, there is no way you will go wrong!