The Eternity Ring She Deserves...
We create bespoke eternity rings in platinum, gold, palladium and diamonds. A full-eternity ring has stones right around the band, the enending lne of stones symbolising eternity. An alternative is a half-eternity ring which has stones on the top half only.
An eternity ring traditionally sits alongside the engagement ring and wedding ring, so it needs to be chosen with this in mind. These days many people disregard that tradition and wear the eternity ring on the right hand. In this case it is not necessary to match the other rings. read more»
When should you give an eternity ring? Well, there are no rules, but most diamond eternity rings are given to mark special occasions.
Traditionally the eternity ring comes after the engagement ring and the wedding ring, perhaps for a special wedding anniversary. - How you define that is up to you. - Some people give an eternity ring for the first wedding anniversary, or maybe the fifth, or the tenth. Eternity rings are given to celebrate birthdays too - perhaps one of the "big" ones that end in a zero. Probably one of the favourite reasons for giving an eternity ring is to celebrate the birth of a child. Whatever occasion you choose, commissioning a bespoke eternity ring makes the gift even more special.
If worn alongside other rings, the metal should be the same. Usually the stones in a diamond eternity ring are much smaller than those in the engagement ring, so the engagement ring remains the main focus of attention.
Full eternity vs half eternity rings
A full- eternity ring has stones set all round the band, so that when you turn the ring there is no beginning or end to the row of diamonds in it, symbolising eternity. A half-eternity ring has diamonds set on the top half only, with the backof the ring left plain. There are pros and cons to both types. A ring can sometimes turn on the finger, and whereas in the case of a half eternity ring the plain back can come to the top, with a full eternity ring the stones are always showing and there is no need to turn it back into position. There are however two advantages to a half eternity ring. The plain band should stay mostly at the back, under the finger, and this is the part of the ring to take most wear-and tear. Keeping the diamonds on the front of the ring means the stones and the settings are less likely to be damaged, and are less subject to wear. Another reason for choosing a half-eternity ring is that it takes fewer diamonds, which can mean either that you spend less on the ring, or that can have larger diamonds for the same sort of price.
As we design and make eternity rings to individual commission we are able to offer not just full eternity and half eternity rings but also say 60% or 70% eternity rings where the diamonds go slightly past the half-way point, allowing for some twisting of the ring before plain metal starts to show.
For something more unusual, you could consider contemporary eternity rings with marquise diamonds or perhaps pear-shape diamonds. Emerald-cut and Asscher cut diamonds are perfect for a classic eternity ring.
If you would like to discuss ideas for a bespoke eternity ring, please call us, or just fill in this Contact Form.