All you need to know about eternity rings

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Hello darlings!
Eternity rings come in many styles and shapes using a variety of different metals and precious stones. But what is an eternity ring and why do we give them? If this is something that you have ever wondered then here is your answer on just what they are, and why we give eternity rings.

Original photo by Loren Fair Photography

A Historic Offering
People have been wearing rings for thousands of years, and they are symbolic of eternal love as the ring has no beginning and no end. Ancient rings would often depict a snake eating its tail, but the modern eternity ring has changed styles, although the meaning is still the same. There are many different types of rings that people wear, and they are often symbolic of having specific meanings, and the eternity ring is no different. 

The Giving Of An Eternity Ring
An eternity ring is often given at a milestone within a relationship, or in commemoration of something special happening such as the birth of a child or grandchild. These types of rings are a symbol of eternal love, and they differ from other styles of rings by their design.

A Full Eternity Ring
The thing that sets eternity rings apart from other styles of rings is that they traditionally have precious stones, usually diamonds, going all the way around the band of the ring. You can get an array of different gemstones in an eternity ring, but the most common choice is diamonds.

The Half Eternity Ring
The half eternity ring is very similar to the full one, but the diamonds or other precious stones will go only around half of the band. You wear the ring with the precious stones facing outwards, and the benefit of this is that you do not catch the gems on anything when picking something up, as this can loosen the diamonds or even make them fall out of their setting entirely. Whether you are looking for a full or a half ring, you can find a beautiful eternity ring with ease using the internet to search your options.

The Popular Types Of Precious Metals
When it comes to eternity rings the most common choice of metal is either gold or platinum. Platinum is an excellent choice because of the hardiness and durability of the metal, which is much harder than the yellow or white gold that is also common for this type of ring. White gold is the second strongest out of the three options and is often quite a bit cheaper than platinum, so is considered a good choice.

The Setting In The Ring
There are three typical options for the type of settings in an eternity ring that most people choose. These three different settings are claw-set, channel-set, and also bar-set eternity rings. Channel-set rings are an excellent option as they are set flush with the ring so that you cannot catch the stones on anything as you wear it in your everyday life.

So this is what makes up an eternity ring, and now that you know you are armed with some knowledge to show your partner how much they mean to you and commemorate your love through the perfect eternity ring.


Lots of love




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29 comments

  1. I had no idea there were so many different types of eternity rings. I'd love to see what each one looks like but it's nice to know a little about them all.

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  2. this is the first time ive heard of eternity ring! good to know and what a great way to commemorate a life event

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  3. My family is fond of giving jewelry as gifts. Eternity rings are a tradition at many milestones.

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  4. This is really interesting. I didn't realize that eternity rings had different meanings and settings. Good to know!

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  5. I honestly never knew that eternity rings had so many meanings great to know. Thank you.

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  6. Such great insight. I love infinity rings!

    Sondra xx
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  7. So nice. I think the eternity rings are so beautiful. They do have many meanings..

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  8. I had no idea that an eternity ring is often given at a milestone within a relationship or in commemoration of something special happening. The next piece of jewelry that I want is a mother's ring.

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  9. I'm very fond of wearing rings. Earlier, I had no idea about this different types of eternity rings and their meaning.Thanks for the share it was a lovely read.

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  10. It's nice to read about eternity rings and bit of the history.Though I wear my wedding ring always,I didn't have any clue of why I wear or such details...

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  11. I haven't heard of eternity rings before but their history is really interesting. I think it's a good gift for a special occasion.

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  12. What I've known about rings is that, they are merely the symbol of love. I didn't knew until having read this that it has a lot of info thereof! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I've not heard about eternity rings. This would be a must have item for the millennials though.

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  14. For me giving of eternity rings are meant to be given to someone you really love. Someone you want to spend the rest of your life.

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  15. So many useful tips for understanding Enternity rings! I love my entering rings that I have gotten from my husband. I love to stack them with my engagement ring.


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  16. I learned a lot of new info today! I did not know all of this about eternity rings! I am going to look at them next time we go to the jewelry store ! ty for sharing!

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  17. This was so interesting Maro! I never knew the history and traditions behind an eternity ring or even that there were half and whole versions. Love it. I need to drop a few hints about these to the Hubby :)

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  18. This is the first time I am learning about eternity ring. These rings sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I had not heard them called eternity rings before. I always hear these type of rings called anniversary rings for the big wedding anniversaries times.

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  20. I always thought thee is one eternity ring design. Glad I read your post, and learned many other kinds of eternity rings.

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  21. I don't th h in nk I've ever heard if eternity rings, but I love the idea. Some couples choose not to marry, but I like the idea of having a symbol that marks a particular milestone. Thanks for the idea!

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  22. I love rings and yet never heard of an eternity ring. Now I have something new to talk to the hubby about.

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  23. I always dreamed of having the eternity ring but never really know everything about the meaning of it. Now I will close this window thanking you that I have learned about the meaning and differences of eternity rings. Still want to have this though.

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  24. This sure would be a great gift idea for my daughter. Cannot wait to share it!

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  25. Wow, didn't know eternity ring's meaning until this post. I have I think 2 eternity rings, though I bought them myself. Rings are my favorite accessory and eternity is one of my favorite designs.

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  26. It was interesting to learn that there are many types of eternity rings and the meaning behind them!

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  27. I actually didn't know about eternity rings until I read this. I love all the different types. I am going to look into them more.

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  28. Didn't know about this until now. I hope to get one from the love of my life in the future.

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  29. Wow! That was an amazing information. Eternity ring is really precious.

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