All About Eternity Rings
The first eternity rings may have been from Egyptian times. These rings had the image of a snake devouring its own tail, often referred to as ‘Ouroboros’, which represented eternal love and life. Clearly this style lost favour and was quite different from the diamond set eternity rings we commonly see today. The durability and longevity of diamond make it the perfect stone to symbolise eternal life.
The most common styles for the eternity ring are the full eternity ring and the half eternity ring. Full eternity rings are what springs to mind as the traditional eternity ring. Some favour them as the diamonds are set all the way around the ring, providing an unbroken circle to symbolise eternal love. It is important to be aware that, due to this, full eternity rings cannot be resized as there is nowhere to take out or add in gold.
If you are looking for an eternity ring that can be resized or are looking for a reasonable option, you may favour the half eternity ring style. This style has the diamonds set across the top half of the ring so that they cover the top of the finger, but there are no diamonds set at the back. This leaves the gold at the back exposed so that if the wearer’s finger changes size over time or you are not sure of their exact size, the ring can be resized.
Traditionally these rings are given to one’s partner either to celebrate a milestone anniversary or to mark the birth of a child. However, many are now using these as wedding bands, friendship rings or simply as a fashion accessory. This is a versatile ring which offers lots of possibilities.