Eternity rings are a timeless and romantic symbol of love and commitment. Celebrating love and life's special milestones, an eternity ring is to treasure forever. Featuring sparkling diamonds, a splash of gemstone colour or both, these rings are often given to commemorate significant events such as anniversaries, birthdays or the birth of a child.
What is an eternity ring?
An eternity ring is a type of ring that traditionally was set with a continuous line of gemstones, typically diamonds or other precious stones, that circle the entire band. This design symbolises unending love and commitment, hence the name "eternity" ring. Modern eternity rings generally do not have stones that circle the entire band for practical reasons.
History of eternity rings:
Eternity rings date back to ancient Egypt, where they were believed to represent the eternal cycle of life and death. They became popular in the 1960s as a way to celebrate anniversaries and other milestones.
Types of eternity rings:
Eternity rings come in a variety of styles and designs, including full eternity, half eternity, and three-quarter eternity. Full eternity rings have gemstones that encircle the entire band, while half and three-quarter eternity rings have gemstones that only cover part of the band.
A ring with gemstones that cover the entire band can be challenging to resize or repair, and it can also be uncomfortable to wear because of the continuous line of stones rubbing against the adjacent fingers. Additionally, a ring with stones that encircle the entire band may be more prone to damage because the stones are more exposed to everyday wear and tear.
At Ryan Thomas Jewellers we recommend half eternity rings as an alternative. These styles have gemstones that cover only part of the band, leaving the rest of the ring plain. This design not only makes the ring more comfortable to wear, but it also makes it easier to resize or repair if needed.
Gemstones for eternity rings:
While diamonds are the most popular gemstone for eternity rings, other precious stones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies are also commonly used. Each gemstone has its own symbolism and meaning, making it a great way to personalize your eternity ring.
When to wear an eternity ring:
Eternity rings are typically worn on the same finger as a wedding or engagement ring, but can also be worn on other fingers or stacked with other rings for a more unique look. Pictured below is a breathtaking bespoke set comprising of diamond wedding band, engagement ring and eternity ring.
An eternity ring is a beautiful and meaningful piece of jewelry that symbolizes love, commitment, and lasting happiness. With so many styles, gemstones, and metals to choose from, you can find the perfect eternity ring that reflects your personal style and celebrates your unique journey of love.