A Guide to Eternity Bands
An eternity band is a type of ring set in usually either gold or platinum, that features a continuous line of identically cut diamonds or gemstones all around its entire band, attracting attention at every angle. Eternity bands have always symbolized everlasting love and are often gifted to a loved one on special occasions and other important milestones, such as an anniversary.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN ETERNITY BAND
FINGER SIZE AND ETERNITY BANDS
ETERNITY BAND METALS
CHOOSING THE STONES FOR AN ETERNITY BAND
But the most important diamond quality factor is that the diamonds in the eternity band should match, not only in color and clarity but in cut and overall appearance. Our experts at Devon's Diamonds & Decor spend a lot of time matching diamonds to create perfectly matched eternity rings. It’s part of the seamless endless circle effect: you want to make sure none of the diamonds are dark or too shallow so they look out of place in the circle.
ETERNITY BAND DIAMOND SHAPES
ROUND BRILLIANT DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
Round cut diamonds are stones that represent class and a love for all things timeless. For a classic statement, round brilliant diamond eternity bands offer an unmatched brilliance and are beautiful worn solo or stacked with your engagement ring or other sparkling bands.
OVAL DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
Oval eternity bands offer a wider visual spread of each stone for a statement look and maximal sparkle. The oval diamond eternity band showcases the brilliance of each stone. For a stylish twist, setting the oval diamonds horizontally instead of vertically offers an unexpected design that pairs perfectly with oval cut engagement rings.
EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
PEAR SHAPED DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
RADIANT CUT DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
CUSHION CUT DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDSThis timeless diamond shape features large facets that maximize brilliance and rounded corners that create a soft and romantic feel. Since this shape has been sought after for centuries, cushion cut diamonds pair especially well with vintage-inspired ring settings.
MARQUISE DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS
GEMSTONE ETERNITY BANDS
A beautiful alternative to diamond eternity bands are colored gemstones. Colored stones add a certain flair and tend to be less costly than an eternity band set only with diamonds. They are usually set with precious gemstones interspersed with diamonds. The most commonly used gemstones in eternity bands are emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. At Devon's Diamonds & Decor we will help you choose the perfect eternity band that suits you.
ETERNITY BAND SETTINGS
Eternity bands come in different settings and each one has its own unique style. There are four main types of eternity band settings: prong-set, channel-set, pave-set, and bezel-set. At Devon's Diamonds & Decor located in Boca Raton, we offer eternity bands in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Prong-Set Eternity Band
This is the most commonly used stone setting for eternity bands. If you look from the top, you will see a bit of an overlap from the metal that holds the gem or diamond in place. This setting allows the stone to shimmer at its best because the prongs do not completely cover the stone. There are three different styles of Prong-Set eternity bands: Shared Prong, 4-Prong, and Common Prong.
Channel-Set Eternity Band
Pave-Set Eternity Band
In this particular setting, the diamonds are held in place with metal prongs or beads, creating the appearance of a line of continuous small diamonds. The diamonds are recessed into the band and provide a seamless and subtle sparkle. When you see this setting, it appears that there is no metal between the diamonds — at least when you look at it with the naked eye — however, there are very tiny beads holding the diamonds in place. The word pavé comes from the fact that this type of ring looks like it is ‘paved’ with diamonds. This setting is best for smaller diamond or gemstone eternity bands.
Bezel-Set Eternity Band
This setting encases the diamond or gemstone by surrounding it with metal, making it the safest type of setting. This setting holds diamonds and gemstones snugly and gives them a charming frame. Unlike the prong setting or pave setting with closer stone appearance, the bezel setting gives each stone a good exposure.
WHEN DO YOU TRADITIONALLY GIVE AN ETERNITY BAND?
Eternity bands are traditionally given as gifts, often to celebrate a major milestone in a marriage or other romantic relationship. For example, it’s become something of a modern tradition to gift an eternity ring on major anniversaries and other significant occasions.
Commonly given for milestone wedding anniversaries (i.e. 5th, 10th, 20th, 25th), eternity bands can also be a gift for:
- Special birthdays
- Push present (the birth of a child)
- Celebrations of an exciting milestone
- Valentine’s Day
- Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays
Whether you’re looking for a classic diamond eternity band or one with colorful gemstones; it is a gift that will be cherished for an ETERNITY.
Diamond Eternity Bands Boca Raton
The experts at Devon's Diamonds & Decor can hand craft any diamond eternity band, or any piece of jewelry to your exact specifications. Custom designed jewelry is a passion of ours and spans everything from eternity bands to complete sets of fine jewelry. Check out the easy custom design process online or visit our jewelry store in Boca Raton.