Eternity rings are such a mood, and we're not just talking about the endless circle of diamonds/endless love vibe. These little baddies are all diamonds, all the time. And the perfect occasion to give one? How about any occasion you like? Nothing quite marks a special day like a little endless sparkle magic.
If you've found yourself wondering, "what's the deal with these eternity ring things anyway?" Look no further. Here's your guide to the what, when, and where to wear of eternity rings.
Okay, so what the heck is an eternity ring anyway?
Picture this: instead of one little diamond on your gold band, how about a little gold on your diamond band?
And the vibe? Eternity rings symbolize endless love, and if there's a better reason to drench your partner in diamonds, we haven't heard of it yet, but we'll let you know!
These diamonds can range in size from little tiny shinies (around 0.05ct) to the more bold and beautiful bling (hello, 0.3ct!). Peep this delicate dreamboat that is the Jessica Round Eternity with 0.05ct stones.
Looking for something a little more... more? How about the Adelle Oval Eternity with 0.3ct stones? Eternity rings can really be this, that, and anything in between. So whether you're looking for something big, something small, or something in between, there's eternity enough for everyone.
What's better than a special occasion marked with a diamond ring? How about any occasion marked with a diamond ring.
There is truly every reason to give an eternity ring, no matter the season, and we are totally here for it. When to give an eternity ring is totally up to you. While there are oodles of occasions, like birthdays, holidays, and new babies, that qualify as eternity worthy, there is one day that stands above the rest.
Special anniversaries are an amazing time to add an eternity ring to your partner's collection. 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of marriage? Heck yes! You absolutely cannot go wrong marking a milestone anniversary with an epic eternity ring.
But hey, if you don't want to wait for a special day, that's ok too. The best part about eternity rings (besides all the sparkles) is that you get to decide when the moment is right.
Wondering what finger to wear your eternity ring on? You're not alone.
The good news is there's no right or wrong way to wear an eternity ring, but since that doesn't answer your question, here are a few suggestions.
If we're talking tradition, eternity rings are usually worn stacked on the left ring finger with your wedding and engagement rings. Usually, this looks something like wedding band, eternity ring, engagement ring.
It's all about you, tho, and if that doesn't look right or feel comfortable, switch up the order until you find something that does. If you're not a fan of the stack, this is the perfect excuse to spice up that right ring finger.
And hey, if you hate that too, how about doing whatever you want? There's no end-all-be-all right way to wear an eternity ring. Middle finger, index, right hand, left hand. You do, you boo.
There is one major downside when it comes to eternity rings and being too shiny, ain't it. Because these babies have diamonds all the way around, they can't be resized. Sure, where there's a will, there's away, but you're not going to like the result.
Having a ring with diamonds set all the way around means that you've got diamond settings all the way around. When you stretch or decrease the size of an eternity ring, you're messing with those settings, which can cause them to lose that oh so important integrity.
This makes it much more likely for the ring to lose one of those precious stones, and nobody wants that.
Secondly, if you resize your ring, you will end up with a gap. A jeweler (if they even agree to size it) is going to have to A) remove a diamond to make the ring smaller, leaving a gap. Or B) include more metal to make the band larger.
Either way, you're left with an awkward pause in your otherwise perfect chain of diamond realness.
Our suggestion? Be extra sure of your partner's size before you buy. We know that can be a total pain in the B if you're trying to surprise them, but hey, get sneaky! You can always search the drawer for another ring you know fits or hit up the bestie and ask for some recon action.
You've got this. We believe in you!
If the un-sizeable ring is a total buzzkill, fear not, we've got you covered.
Eternity rings also come in a 1/2 or 3/4 version that'll give you a little extra breathing room. In these versions, the diamonds stretch, you guessed it, 1/2 or 3/4 of the way around the ring instead of covering the entire band.
When viewed from the top, which is usually how we see these things, it's nothing but diamonds, baby! But shhh, on the underbelly, it's nothing but band. It's the perfect compromise for a surprise or for anyone who just wants a little extra flexibility.
Diamonds between your fingers? What an inconvenience!
No big surprise here. Eternity rings have a bit of a between the fingers feeling to them. While this is certainly something, one could get used to with a little time, it's certainly worth noting.
So what do you do if you hate finger feel? All you've got to do is choose a smaller stone. Eternity rings with micro pave diamonds have a much smoother surface. They're a fantastic choice for anyone with sensitive fingers.
Eternity rings require a little more maintenance than your average bare band. And why wouldn't they? It's a small price to pay for a full-time residence in sparkle city. But for real, don't freak out. It's not bad at all.
All the diamonds all the time mean a lot of little nooks and crannies that hold onto the little bits of gunk that are inevitable in life. A simple steam clean at the jeweler once in a while will keep your ring shining like the day you first put it on.
Is that it? No, but we thought we'd ease you in.
Okay, so here are the facts. It is entirely possible that on a ring with so many diamonds, one might, say, pop out.
It's not something that happens often, however. But when you read about pave diamonds and eternity rings, it's definitely something that will come up, so we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't prepare you for it.
The key is to shop for a solid setting. Remember those tiny prongs? We want good ones. Micro pave settings, which we just so happen to love, are smoother and less likely to get snagged, therefore much more likely to hold on tight to your little beauties.
If it's something you're worried about, why not try a super-secure channel setting like our Emma Princess Eternity? Those babies ain't going nowhere.
And look, worst-case scenario, you lose a diamond, you'll be fine, we promise. Since it's not an everyday expense losing one or two over the lifetime of a ring won't cost you an arm and a leg to replace. But it is good to factor it into your lifetime maintenance budget. Cause why not?
There are so many eye-popping choices for eternity diamonds, settings, and the combinations of the two. If you're unsure of what direction to go in, then might we suggest figuring in two oh so essential factors; style and lifestyle.
If you're a fan of the cool, smooth, and sophisticated look or have a more active lifestyle, a bezel or channel setting might be for you. The Danielle Oval Eternity ring is a fierce example. Its beautiful bezel will keep you from snagging stuff, and you get to show off all that glitter and all that gold. It's the best of both worlds.
If you're not into seeing so much band – we get it, it's interfering with your pure sparkle dreams– check out some dainty prong vibes. And no, delicate prongs don't mean you can't have a big 'ole honking string of diamonds. It means there's less gold showing through and interrupting your shiny flow.
And for those of us who refuse to choose, why not have the best of both worlds? The Anne Round Eternity shows off your glitter and your gold. You can't go wrong with that!
So, are they everything, or are they everything?
Whether you're looking for the perfect anniversary gift or just the ideal way to say, "Hey, just so you know, I still love you forever, and you deserve the whole world and all the sparkles in it." or something like that, you just can't go wrong with an eternity ring.
They're a full-time sparkle, and depending on the setting, all business, all play, or just shine all the way. They are truly elegant, glitz, and all the glamour wrapped up in one.