Are you amongst the many who struggle to find the perfect Eternity Ring? Well, worry no more, as we guide you through the simple steps that you can take to blow her away!
Choosing an Eternity Ring
Eternity rings come in all shapes and sizes, this can make it a nightmare to decide between them, particularly from a beginner’s perspective.
However, there are some rules that you can trust (one of them being that we are here to help if you need). Most Eternity rings show off a diamond pattern in some form, be it around the length of the band or on one half.
Half Eternity or Full Eternity?
Eternity rings are usually gifted for major life events such as the birth of a child or an anniversary. So, it's important you know the difference between the two most popular types: half eternity rings and full eternity rings.
Full eternity rings encrust diamonds around the full length of the chosen band. A typically more popular option, this choice offers the dazzle and shine that some adore. And after all, what is an eternity ring without a bit of sparkle?
Half eternity rings are a little different; they offer a band half-covered in Diamonds and half empty. Yes, this does take away from the dazzle a little, but there is a good reason for it.
When bands add gemstones around the full circumference of the ring, it can mean that the stones are more susceptible to breaking and damaging. As well as this, half eternity rings are more easily resized if necessary, and offer a more comfortable choice.
There is no right or wrong answer when choosing between these two options, but there is plenty to think about. Each one might be perfect for different people, it is just important to know which.
The width of the ring you choose is also a consideration. Most likely, the wider the ring, the bigger the diamonds. Alas, the more dazzling the sparkle!
Again, the width of the ring you opt for is mostly down to your own style. While larger bands may offer the option of larger diamonds, they do limit the elegance of the ring. And if a sleek, clean design is important to you, this may not be the best choice.
As well as the number of diamonds, the different styles of eternity rings are distinguished through the way stones are set into their metal bands. The most traditional style being Grain setting, this is where each gem is held into place by tiny beads of metal.
Cut down settings are also another popular choice. Often referred to as an edge setting because the chosen stones cover the width of the band. For this style, the metal is cut away from the band to secure the stones. It contributes to maximising the size of the diamonds, the perfect match for a slender banded ring.
Channel settings are favoured for their contemporary look. Each stone is secured by channels of metal that hide the top and bottom of the stones. This setting works well for princess-cut and square-cut diamonds, closely compacting them into a continuous line.
At Diamond Boutique, we know how vital it is to have choices when picking something so valuable. That’s why we offer eternity bands in hundreds of styles and colours. Take a look through our options on our website, or contact our friendly team to help point you in the right direction.