The Pros and Cons of Eternity Rings

How do you promise a love that will last forever? One option is a dazzling diamond eternity band. The name really says it all. The concept of an eternity ring is an unbroken loop of precious metal and gemstones — typically diamonds. Without an end point in sight, these rings create a clear symbol of eternal devotion. This symbolism is further reinforced in diamond eternity rings because diamonds signify love, faithfulness, and endurance.

Eternity bands are given and worn for a few different reasons. Most often, an eternity ring is used to mark a major milestone like a significant wedding anniversary. We’ve also seen eternity rings being given as “push presents” after the birth of a child. Some couples also choose to use an eternity ring as part of the bridal set. In this case the eternity ring typically serves as the wedding band, but it’s not unheard of for a man to propose with an eternity ring in place of a traditional engagement ring. 

Is an eternity ring right for you? Here are some of the pros and cons to this timeless style:

PROS:

Sparkle – The more diamonds it has, the more a ring will capture and reflect light to create the fire and brilliance we all love

Neutralize Spinning – When other rings spin, you can wind up looking at a simple metal band while the precious diamonds are hidden beneath the finger. But eternity rings are equally beautiful all the way around

Symbolism – Half or three-quarter diamonds bands can be lovely, but without a continuous circle of stones, they don’t truly depict ever-lasting love

CONS:

Cost – Eternity rings call for more stones than half or three-quarter diamond bands. They’re also more difficult to create because they have to match the size of the wearer’s finger exactly while utilizing equally sized stones. These factors tend to make eternity rings more expensive

Sizing – For the same reasons they require such skillful craftsmanship to create, eternity rings are difficult (sometimes even impossible) to resize, particularly if you need to make them larger

Repairs – With stones on the underside of the band where the ring typically gets the most wear and tear, eternity bands may need more maintenance than other rings

Jewelry is extremely personal. What works for some may not work for others! Consider your taste, lifestyle, and budget before shopping to make the right choice for you. If an eternity ring is in your future, here are some of our favorite styles:

This contemporary eternity ring features rounds diamonds channel set in polished 14K white gold.

Featuring alternating baguette and round cut diamonds, this stunning eternity band is a meaningful expression of your everlasting devotion.

Scalloped rows of pavé diamonds create heavenly half halos around a central strand of oval cut diamonds in this breathtaking eternity ring.

Discover the meticulous design and craftsmanship of Gabriel & Co.’s full assortment of eternity rings and discover the perfect one for you.