Types of Eternity Rings
1. Choosing A Style
When selecting an Eternity Ring, the first thing you should consider is whether you would like the gemstones around the entire band or half the band. Most people opt for the half-eternity style as it is lighter– making it a more practical option for day-to-day wear. However, true glamour pusses will love the sparkle of a full Eternity Ring which beautifully glistens from every angle.
2. Choosing a metal
€ € € € Platinum
One of the most precious metals on Earth, Platinum is the most luxurious option for Eternity Bands. Given its fabulous lustre, high purity level and hard wearing durability; it’s not hard to see why this has remained as the classic choice for Eternity Rings. One of the most famous examples of a platinum eternity ring was the one that Joe DiMaggio gifted Marilyn Monroe on their wedding day
Princess cut diamond half eternity
€ € € White Gold
White gold is one of the most popular metals for Eternity Rings due to its durability, affordability and timeless style. Bands in white gold are a great choice because they beautifully complement the diamonds. One of the most famous examples is worn by Queen Letizia of Spain who received a white gold eternity band with 16 diamonds from Prince Felipe of Spain in 2004.
€ € Palladium
Palladium is an ideal option for those looking for the same lustrous silvery-white finish as Platinum but without the price-tag. You can be sure that a Palladium eternity ring will exquisitely complement the natural beauty of the stones.
3. Choosing the Settings
The ring setting refers to the style used to hold the diamond in place. To make an informed choice about your Eternity Ring, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the settings.
Prong / Claw Setting
The prong (or, claw) setting is perfect for eternity bands as it ensures that more light can reach the diamond resulting in a stunning, sparkling effect. This timeless style secures the diamonds with a metal setting which runs up the side of the stones and overlaps slightly at the top.
In a channel style setting, the metal forms a channel or groove at the two edges of the ring between which the stones are set. A practical choice, rings featuring a channel setting are well protected and are less likely to snag on clothing.