ETERNITY BANDS 101
Eternity Band History
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.
When buying an eternity band, there are some aspects to consider.
Eternity bands are primarily available in gold and platinum, the two most precious of metals. Besides choosing the type and color of metal for the ring, the other things to consider will be the shape and color of the stones and the setting style.
Choosing the Stones for an Eternity Band
Our jewelry store in Boca Raton, FL hand selects each stone that goes into every eternity band. Round brilliant diamonds are the most commonly used shape for eternity bands. There is a large variety of diamond shapes available though; making the possibilities endless. 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.
Channel-Set Eternity Band
This type of setting is achieved by using two metals to hold the stone in place. It is a more modern type of ring setting where two 'channels' of metal are used in the two edges of the ring to support the stone. There is a groove created in this setting that gives the stones a floating appearance.
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.
Bezel-Set Eternity Band
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.
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. Stop by our jewelry store in Boca Raton, located in Royal Palm Place shopping center, for all of your eternity band needs.