What is an Eternity Ring?

What is an Eternity Ring

What Is An Eternity Ring?

You might have heard people refer to this type of jewellery and nodded your head in understanding. What exactly is an eternity ring and what does it represent and do you need to buy one?

History of the Eternity Ring

It’s a piece of finger jewellery that is also sometimes referred to as an infinity ring and represents eternal love. In terms of its origins, it does seem to date back thousands of years ago to Egyptian times when they used them as symbols of eternal life and love.

When Do People Give These Rings?

With jewellery, there really are no hard and fast rules so if you wish to gift someone a nice piece. It is unlikely they will refuse it! However in more recent traditions the eternity ring does represent a piece of jewellery that a partner exchanges to mark an important juncture in the couples lives. It is very common to buy an eternity ring to celebrate a wedding anniversary or relationship anniversary (if choosing not to be married).

What is a Push Present?

In more recent times we have seen quite a number of Men come into our showroom requesting a ‘Push Present’. These are rings to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child into the family. With all the excitement of a new arrival into the family these rings often get pushed out (excuse the pun) until a few months after the arrival. Experts on such matters though sometimes order these push presents in anticipation of the arrival.

What Finger Do I Place the Ring On?

Again, it truly is up to the wearer but commonly people place the eternity ring on the same finger as the engagement and wedding ring. However, many people choose to wear the eternity ring on the opposite hand just to create some contrast. Obviously if you choose to wear it on the same finger as your existing engagement and/or wedding ring. It is a nice idea to get them to complement each other and you can even get a bespoke eternity ring made to “sit” in with your current engagement ring or wedding jewellery. Contact us if you need to discuss this requirement.

What Style Of Eternity Ring Should I Consider?

Diamonds are the most popular stones to use for eternity ring jewellery. Rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other stones are also popular. They can be incorporated in conjunction with diamonds. If you’re considering an eternity ring as an anniversary gift then the 10 year anniversary is the perfect occasion as it’s marked by diamonds. That’s if you’re following the more modern wedding anniversary symbolism as outlined in our wedding anniversary symbols post!

The next thing to consider is whether you’d like a full, ¾ or a half style eternity ring. This might depend on your budget but basically full means there would be diamonds or gemstones all around the ring. Three quarters or half way around the ring. Another nice thing to consider is to put the birthstone of the wearer into the ring. So much to think about!

At Loyes Diamonds, we have a fine selection of Eternity Rings for you to choose from but if you have bespoke requirements, we’d be happy to discuss these with you too. Get in touch to book a consultation today!