An eternity ring is something that has been given to loved ones for a very long time, dating back to the tie of the ancient Egyptians, and it is steeped in symbology. The circle of the ring symbolises how the nature of love is everlasting, and the diamonds set into the ring set it apart from other types of rings. With so many different eternity ring styles available, it is hard to know what to look for when shopping for one.
Below is a guide to help you understand what to look for, and what you need to consider when purchasing an eternity ring.
The Two Types Of Eternity Bands
When it comes down to it, there are two different types of eternity rings to choose from, and the first one will have diamonds set around the entire circumference of the ring and is known as a full eternity ring. The second style will have diamonds around 40-60% of the circumference of the ring and is known as a half eternity ring. Many Mayfair jewellers like to offer a selection of both styles of eternity rings, giving their customers different options from which to choose.
The Diamonds In An Eternity Ring
There are many diamonds in both styles of an eternity ring, so it is the quality of the diamonds that are going to affect the price of an eternity ring significantly. You may be able to save money on the cost of the ring and still achieve a high-quality piece of jewellery by commissioning a bespoke ring and purchasing the materials to be used separately. You can also use a silver coloured metal such as platinum, and by doing so, you can reduce the colour and clarity of the diamonds used. As with the light coloured metal, you will not be able to tell the difference, and potentially save yourself a considerable amount of money.
The Metal In An Eternity Ring
There are many different metals to choose from when it comes to eternity rings, and any metal used to make wedding rings or engagement rings will also be used for eternity rings. You will be able to choose from metals such as yellow gold, rose gold, silver, platinum, palladium, titanium, and a whole lot more besides. The different metals will reflect the light differently with the diamonds once they have been set into the ring, so you will need to ask your jeweller for advice as to which metal would suit the grade of diamonds you are looking to use.
A Choice Of Settings
There is also a lot of choices in the types of settings that you can use to place the diamonds in the ring, and you should ensure that you choose a setting which is going to fit in with your everyday life. If the settings are too chunky, then you may find that you catch the ring on things which can potentially damage it and even lose diamonds from the settings.
Speak to your jeweller and seek their advice on the best settings that will fit in with your lifestyle and you are all set to get your beautiful new diamond eternity ring and make you the envy of your friends.
*** This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer***