An eternity ring (also known as an infinity ring) symbolises a love that never ends. They are often given as an anniversary present, the birth of a new baby and to show that special person in your life that your love continues on.
The eternity ring is classic in design. Cut identically and spaced evenly around a gold or platinum band which allows an exceptional sparkle and eye-catching shine from whichever angle you're looking at it from.
Unlike Engagement rings, which appeared around the 15th century, eternity rings have been around much longer, we believe over 4000 years ago. These first eternity rings were not made of precious metals like they are today, but rather of materials which were available at that time - things like carved bone, beads and only occasionally, metal. It is thought that the first eternity rings were exchanged in Ancient Egypt. A popular symbol at that time was a snake biting its own tail, which translates as a symbol of infinity and one. These infinity rings were popular among priests and were otherwise exchanged as gifts but there wasn’t a specific occasion for it.
There is no one way to wear an eternity ring but the most 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 work well if all your rings go 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 people 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.