Eternity Band – A Great way to Epitomize your Endless Eternal Love
Fall in love with Eternity Rings. True to the name, the Eternity Ring is a style that you will absolutely love forever! Simple and eye-catching, these rings never go out of style.
The eternity setting wedding ring is the unbroken circular symbol of eternal love. The basic design of an eternity ring has stayed the same for thousands of years. Early Egyptians used circular metal set with stones to commemorate eternal love. Your wedding day only lasts one day, but your engagement ring and wedding band will remind you of this magical day every day for the rest of your life.
Love is the most beautiful feeling that leaves you with the ultimate feeling and charm that may give you another reason to rejoice. Celebrating the years of your wedding should be as special as your first wedlock. Make your wife feel that she is still special for you even after so many years of your wedding. How?
The Eternity Ring style unlike traditional wedding rings, Eternity Bands are set with diamonds or other gemstones spaced out evenly all around the band or partly around the band. There is no center stone on this stackable eternity wedding rings.
Depending on the setting, you may prefer an eternity ring with diamonds or blue, yellow, orange, pink sapphires, ruby, emerald, amethyst, tsavorite, peridot only on the top instead of all the way around the band. Some find the partial setting more comfortable. The stones in an Eternity Ring do not have to be tiny. Larger stones are set beautifully in an appropriate setting. For instance, emerald cut diamonds in a bar setting makes an excellent combination.
Five Settings for Eternity Rings
The Eternity Ring is not just a setting- it is a ring design. There are five settings used for eternity bands:
- The Pave setting comes from a French word “pa-vay,” which means “to pave,” evoking the look of the setting that suggests your ring is embedded with diamonds.
- The Channel Setting: Several smaller round diamonds grooved in a row into the ring metal band.
- The Bar Setting: Diamonds are held in place by tiny metal bars, perpendicular to the ring band.
- The Bezel Setting: A precious metal rim surrounds the diamond on all sides
Despite this, remember that the selections are still quite wide when it comes to Diamond Eternity Bands—we recommend four settings below, but within those choices you can choose any variety of styles ranging from floating to trellis to scallop to ivy and more. Choose a protective setting and use the ring style to craft a unique ring that’s true to you and your relationship.
Finally, if the idea of having a full band of stones makes you nervous (or seems cost prohibitive), consider the Gemsring half eternity band. This places the line of continuous stones only on the top half of the ring, leaving the bottom a plain metal band, which can be good peace of mind for brides who are very active and fear chipping their ring.
Pave Set Eternity Bands
Pave set eternity bands are similar to prong settings, with the main difference being that here the diamonds are held in place by tiny metal beads. The diamonds or gemstones used for pave eternity rings are also much smaller than those used in prong eternity bands. When set in this way, the diamonds create a paved appearance. The focus is on the sparkle and brilliance of the diamond, with the metal designed to be as minimized as possible.
Needless to say, pave eternity bands are highly brilliant and visually stunning. Many people choose them simply for this feature. However, on the downside, this type of setting can result in the small diamonds falling out over time and needing to be replaced. Pave set eternity bands can be difficult to clean and maintain, due to the increased number of smaller diamonds, and the integrity of the setting needs to be checked periodically.
Channel Diamond Eternity Ring
At first glance, the channel setting seems like the most logical choice for a Diamond Eternity Band—stones are mounted between two strips of metal and set in a row all the way along the band. They are also a great choice for those who are very active as the stones are particularly secure and safe from chipping and falling out in a channel setting. If protecting the stones in the band is your primary concern, select the channel setting. Be advised though that they can be difficult to keep clean, and it is the hardest setting to resize without potentially damaging the stones. Also, if you’re looking for major sparkle factor, this is not the setting for you—the high metal walls block out light and reduce the brilliance and shine of the stones. The channel setting is a beautiful and secure design for your band—if you want something simple and elegant, it’s a lovely choice. If you require something more eye-catching, look elsewhere.
Bezel Set Eternity Rings
Bezel set eternity rings are rarer to find but they make for very beautiful ring designs. This is where the diamonds are individually placed in a metal setting that completely surrounds the stone. Each metal surrounded stone is then carefully soldered together to create the ring.
Bezel eternity bands are very safe and offers the best protection for the diamonds. However, they also reduced the diamond’s sparkle and brilliance, as you only get a top view of the stone. The sides are completely metal only.
Cleaning a bezel eternity ring is easy as there aren’t many hidden cavities. Like channel set eternity bands, these bands too don’t snag on objects. If you’re looking for safety and easy maintenance, then the bezel is the way to go.
Prong Diamond Eternity Ring
The prong setting is the most common type of eternity ring setting. It’s a classic choice and comes in a few different variations.
The prong setting features prongs that hold the diamonds or other Birthstone gems securely in place. Usually, there are four prongs, into which the diamond is carefully set. The prongs claw onto the diamonds, keeping them in their position.
From the top view, you would only see minimum metal, with the tips of the prongs being visible. Prong settings also allow the sides of the diamond to be viewed, although there is more metal obstructing the diamond on the sides.
Prong settings are designed to maximize the diamond’s exposure, while keeping it safe. This allows excellent light performance, making the eternity band sparkle.
One main disadvantage of prong settings is that if the ring suffers impact or is knocked against something, there is the likelihood that the stones can become loose or even dislodged. Over time, the prongs can lose their integrity and become weakened, increasing the possibility of a diamond falling out. It’s important to take your ring periodically to a professional jeweler who’ll check the strength of the ring’s prongs and fix any issues for you.
Another disadvantage is that the ring can take longer to clean due to the many grooves and spaces in the setting. There are also hard to reach areas, like the underside of the diamond, where dirt can build up.
With Gemsring diamonds set all around the band, eternity setting wedding rings sparkle from all angles. Each time you catch a flash from your ring you’ll be happily reminded of your loving relationship