Do you have an anniversary coming up and want to find the perfect gift for your partner? An eternity ring is a very special and romantic piece of jewellery with profound meaning behind it, as it symbolises everlasting love.
Traditionally, eternity rings have diamonds going all the way around the band. This makes them quite difficult to make – which only adds to the significance of this ring. If you are worried about the diamonds on the bottom catching on clothes (or sensitive skin, if you have a baby), you can go rather for a half eternity ring. These only have diamonds on the top half of the ring. These are usually cheaper – so if your budget is tight, this could be a good option.
The modern eternity ring gets it inspiration from the ancient Egyptians. Archaeologists, when exploring ancient tombs, found rings made of carved bone, as well as elaborate metal and gemstone.
Eternity rings are often used to symbolise important birthdays, or special events in the life of a couple, such as the birth of a child or an anniversary.
Diamonds tend to be the most popular stone, as they are associated with the idea of lasting forever themselves. However, other gemstones are also used on occasion. Certain stones can be used to mark a wedding anniversary, or a birth month. For example, green emeralds are the birth stone for May, and they also symbolise motherhood and new babies.
The ring is worn on the fourth finger on the left hand. It can be worn in addition to the wedding and engagement rings, or instead of them. They can be worn on other fingers is preferred.
When purchasing a ring, ensure that the size is exactly right. As they have diamonds going all the way around they can’t easily be resized.