A Symbol of Love and Commitment
Did you know that rings have been used for more than 3,000 years to symbolize love and commitment? Although styles may change the significance of this piece of jewelry remains constant.
Today, eternity bands are a popular choice for commemorating special milestones in one’s life. Whether it’s an anniversary or the birth of a child, these uniquely personal rings are meant to last a lifetime.
That’s why it is crucial to choose a design that will always bring you joy. We are here to assist you in discovering the different types of eternity bands so that you can make an informed decision.
Half and Full Eternity Bands
One important factor to consider is the overall structure of your eternity ring.
There are two styles available: half and full eternity bands. Both symbolize everlasting commitment to love and offer similar settings.
However, there are some key distinctions between them. A half eternity ring features diamonds encircling only half of the band, leaving the bottom part as a plain band without any design. This style is often favored by individuals seeking a more affordable option as they require fewer gemstones and simpler construction techniques.
Additionally, half eternity rings are easier to clean and resize if needed in the future. However, some people feel that this style does not fully embody the concept of eternity.
On the other hand, full eternity rings boast diamonds around the entire circumference of the band without any exposed metal interrupting their seamless flow. This results in an elegant and uninterrupted display of diamonds that cannot be replicated by any other design. Due to its complete arrangement of beautiful stones, a full eternity ring tends to be more expensive than its half counterpart. Some individuals may find wearing a full ring uncomfortable or awkward initially. Most rings typically have smooth bands, which means it may take some time to get used to a full eternity band.
Types of Eternity Bands
Once you have selected the style of band you desire, it’s time to examine the more detailed aspects of the ring’s design. Each type adds a unique touch to the overall look of the eternity band. With numerous options available, take your time to choose the design that best suits your preferences.
Channel rings emanate instant elegance. The gemstones rest within a track that guides the eye along smooth lines. This seamless style often makes channel rings one of the top choices for those seeking eternity bands. However, this beautiful style tends to be more expensive. Thin channels make it challenging to replace any lost or damaged gemstones. On a positive note, the smooth channel setting ensures that this ring feels comfortable on your skin and won’t snag on your clothing – making it ideal for individuals who prefer unobtrusive jewelry. This type of eternity ring is perfect for showcasing your lifetime commitment!
The prong set ring represents the most traditional style. In this design, diamonds are held in place individually by metal prongs resembling claws. This makes it easier to repair or replace gemstones if necessary. Moreover, this design is simpler to manufacture, resulting in lower overall costs for customers. The metal claws add extra texture to the design, giving it an intricate appearance that some may appreciate while others may not favor as much. However, one advantage of prong setting in eternity bands is that these prongs seamlessly blend into and become part of its overall aesthetic. Amongst other types of rings, prongs can sometimes appear out of place; however, with eternity rings incorporating a continual line of gemstones within their design element renders these metal prongs less conspicuous.
Pave settings employ smaller-sized diamonds positioned closely together in such proximity that nothing else steals attention from their mesmerizing allure. This technique draws inspiration from paved walkways where stones or tiles are precisely placed to create a seamless and visually captivating surface. Due to the smaller size of the diamonds, a pave ring can incorporate a significant number of diamonds resulting in an unrivaled sparkle that surpasses other styles. The allure of this style proves captivating and is often met with demand despite its higher price tag.
Cut Down rings present a unique approach by creating small indents within the metal ring base. Effectively securing each diamond in place and emphasizing the integration between metal and precious gemstones. This innovative technique eliminates any extraneous metal elements that may distract from the overall design. Additionally, this setting maximizes light exposure, accentuating the natural beauty of each diamond effortlessly. However, it is important to note that compared to other settings, cut down rings may not provide as secure a hold for the diamonds themselves; therefore, extra precautions are advised when selecting this particular style influenced by industrial aesthetics.
A tiered eternity band introduces layers into traditional setting types—allowing for additional meaning behind one’s commitment. For instance, choosing multiple tiers instead of a single line of channel-set diamonds allows individuals to symbolize different aspects such as personal identity or familial representation explicitly. Regardless of the chosen setting style within tiered rings, their charismatic appeal remains unrivaled. While a cut-down setting would not be suitable for a tiered ring, pave, channel, and prong settings all offer an aesthetic appeal and ensure the diamonds are securely held in place. Tiered rings tend to be more expensive due to the additional material required, but they also offer an opportunity to infuse more personal meaning into the design.
A curved eternity band delicately arches inward at one point to accommodate other rings worn alongside it. This makes it an ideal choice for pairing with a wedding ring symbolizing both commitment to eternity and to one’s beloved. Curved eternity rings come in various styles and designs provided you can find a jeweler who can customize their designs accordingly. Most curved bands tend to have simpler designs that complement other rings rather than stealing attention away from them. If you enjoy wearing jewelry that harmonizes with your other favorite gemstone pieces, a curved band presents the perfect compromise.
Vintage eternity band options pay homage to older jewelry eras such as Victorian, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau. Depending on the chosen era, these rings could feature different types of settings or combinations thereof. It may prove challenging to find a jeweler specializing in vintage eternity rings, leading to potential increases in overall cost. Nevertheless, the greatest advantage of vintage rings lies in their time-tested endurance—your chosen era has withstood the test of time just as your ring will throughout the years!
For those seeking both the symbolism of an eternity band and a more distinctively modern and daring style of jewelry, a modern eternity ring is an excellent choice. However, selecting a modern style involves some difficulty as each jeweler offers their own creative take on this concept. This adds an element of challenge when searching for the perfect ring if you have specific preferences; however, it also presents an exciting journey filled with diverse styles and interpretations if you approach it with an open mind.
Choose the Perfect Eternity Band for You
When it comes to selecting eternity bands, there is no definitive answer as to which style is the best. The significance of an eternity band lies in the individual’s personal connection to it. As long as the design resonates with your values and commitment, it becomes the ideal choice for you. This is what makes each eternity ring extraordinary and one of a kind!
If you are eager to begin crafting your ideal eternity band, we invite you to reach out to us today and schedule an appointment. Our team will be there for you throughout the entire process!