The Symbology Behind The Eternity Ring.
An eternity ring (also known as an infinity ring) symbolise never-ending love. They are usually seen given on milestones, like a significant anniversary, the birth of a new baby and other special occasions. However, it is not uncommon to see them given as a token of affection.
The eternity ring is classic in design. It is a band of precious metal set with a continuous line of identically cut gemstones for instance emeralds, rubies and diamonds!
The Birth of Eternity Rings.
Eternity rings were first seen as far back as 2000BC, during the reign of the ancient Egyptians. The circular design was very symbolic and it is thought that the ancient Egyptians associated the circle with eternity.
It has been found that ancient Egyptian rings were made of many different materials, such as braided reeds, carved bone and metal. Each of these rings had carvings, beads and gems in common. Since then, the design of the eternity ring has evolved in to the metal and diamond design that many know and love today.
Disclaimer: An eternity ring can be made of other stones, not just diamonds.
Why Should You Buy an Eternity Eing?
Many purchase an eternity ring for personal anniversaries, to gift a loved one and to commemorate a birth of a baby. They can be very meaningful as they combine two classic symbols of everlasting love: the never-ending circle of the ring and enduring, beautiful diamonds. Even the name emphasises the concept of “forever”. This is why they are so perfect for symbolising important events in life.
On the other hand, people may buy eternity bands for the way the rings look. They can either be worn on their own or they are also great stacked with other rings. They are versatile pieces of jewellery than can be a very good investment due to diamond quantity vs. the price of the pieces. Either way, we think everyone should have an eternity ring within their collection.
How to Wear an Eternity Ring.
There is no set way to wear an eternity ring, so it’s really up to you. A popular way is to wear it on the ring finger on your left hand sitting on top of both the wedding ring and engagement ring. This can look truly stunning if all your rings work together.
Another common way is wearing all three rings together is to place the wedding ring on the ring finger, followed by the eternity ring and then the engagement ring. Since wedding bands and eternity rings usually look similar, they will pair wonderfully.
Sometimes women might choose to move their eternity ring to the fourth finger on their right hand, keeping the wedding ring and engagement ring on their left hand.
We have a beautiful selection of diamond eternity rings for all occasions, whether you’re looking to celebrate your first wedding anniversary or your 10th or the birth of your first born! Be sure to browse our range and alternatively, if you require further assistance please get in touch with us – we’d be happy to help kickstart your eternity ring search.