The diamond eternity band… sounds romantic, right? Well, it’s very much romantic, as it’s a wonderful way to present a girlfriend or wife a symbol of your eternal gratitude and love for her… on your next big anniversary.
Although many would think that it’s just an anniversary band, the eternity ring represents something a bit different. Yes, it’s very much an anniversary band, but it’s one that signifies an eternal relationship with the right ring setting, at that. Eternity bands are best for those relationships that have lasted for years, sometimes decades on end. With its characteristic unbroken circle of precious stones, notably diamonds, the eternity ring is pretty much the perfect way to celebrate any long anniversary.
So, are you looking for an eternity band? Well, below are a few possibilities that offer great value for money:
Well, I am looking for the right diamond eternity band. Can you tell me what purpose a diamond eternity band serves? And, how can it be worn?
If you want to know, you can simply have your spouse and yourself wear eternity diamond rings next to your wedding rings. Some people like wearing their diamond eternity bands on their right ring finger, serving as another wedding ring!
Interestingly enough, eternity bands are typically not modified at all after they’re custom made for a customer, which really lends to their ‘eternity’ name. Semi-eternity bands, however, may get changed after they’re made, though with some limitations.
While many people do get a separate diamond eternity ring for their wife or girlfriend (and themselves), some often prefer just an eternity band as their wedding ring. Some soon-to-be wives even opt to skip the engagement ring and settle for an eternity band and wedding ring. However you wish to present your diamond eternity bands to your girlfriend or wife is entirely up to you.
Though, when you opt to give her the eternity ring long after your wedding, you have the ‘added option’ of actually looking for diamond eternity bands with her, making it all the more special to the both of you.
The symbolic value of a diamond eternity ring
Eternity bands, as we’ve expressed here, are pretty much symbols of ‘eternal love’ that commemorate significant milestones in your relationship with your wife or girlfriend. If you’re presenting that diamond eternity band to your girlfriend, it’s a beautiful way to celebrate a long relationship… and potentially start an engagement. Gifting it to a wife simply commemorates a milestone in your relationship, celebrating it for years to come.
That’s great to hear! So, I’m interested. Can you tell me about the different styles of eternity rings out there? Do I even have to settle for diamonds, and what about a white gold eternity ring?
Well, you don’t have to immediately settle for diamonds, but they’re pretty much all over the current market of diamond eternity bands! That said, there are a lot of style options for eternity bands, so you really won’t have trouble finding one for your loved one and yourself.
The semi-eternity style is popular for both wedding rings and your classic eternity band. They’re best characterized by their row of diamonds that rest at the top of the ring. These eternity rings often don’t have diamonds lining the sides or the bottom of the jewelry, a design omission that often makes the band more comfortable to wear—and less expensive, at that. As for the diamonds, you’ll likely come across round, emerald-cut or princess-cut diamonds set into these bands.
Channel set are those diamond eternity bands that have diamonds lining the entire band. The diamonds themselves sit flush against the band’s surface, making each diamond sit side by side. Since the diamond sit so flush together, they form a smoother surface around the ring, making it more comfortable to wear. You might have to spend a little more on this style of diamond eternity band, though for a woman that likes a more comfortable ring, it’s worth it. No one stopping you from getting a white gold eternity ring for yourself, either!
Prong set diamond eternity bands are, well dramatic. They feature diamonds that sit above the band, held in between three to four metal prongs, making it appear like many classic-style prong engagement rings.
The prong setting lets the diamonds get the full brunt of light exposure, causing the diamond to glimmer in any well-lit setting. It’s pretty much a perfect ring for women who love glimmering diamonds, though be prepared to spend more on this one.
Gemstone set eternity bands are unique, since they feature other gemstones besides diamonds. That doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t find one that doesn’t feature a diamond or two! Many gemstone eternity bands feature gems like rubies, sapphires and emeralds. And, yes, you may find some gemstone eternity rings set with multiple rows, interspersed with diamonds in a truly unique and eternal design!
Ah, thanks for sharing. Is there anything else I should know before buying an eternity diamond ring? What should I look out for?
Well… interestingly enough, you many come across many of the same design variants we’ve talked about before. Though, you might be lucky enough to have an eternity diamond ring crafted to your exact specifications.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your eternity band a complete secret, though it’s actually encouraged for couples to select the style of their eternity bands together. That’s what makes the process of ordering them so special.
The things you should look out for… well, naturally, you should watch the costs, especially if you’re on a budget. You should also take care to make sure that you and your wife or girlfriend get the diamond eternity bands that you want. There’s nothing more an inconvenience than getting the wrong diamond eternity bands for your anniversary!
The last thing you should think about is, well, the cost. When you’re dealing with diamonds, you’re not going to be able to get that much of a discount or find something that’s, well, on sale… unless you really look around.
So, thanks to this, you should do a bit of shopping around and opt for alternatives like lower quality gems and band materials if you need to cut costs. If you don’t need to watch your costs, nothing’s stopping you from getting the diamond eternity bands of your dreams!