Eternity Rings: Everything You Need To Know

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You’ve found the one. 

The one you want to spend every second of every day with. 

Isn’t that worth celebrating for eternity?

Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what eternity rings symbolize — unending love, unbreakable bonds, and a daily celebration of your togetherness.

You might say it’s the ultimate romantic encore, the standing ovation to your love story.

But hold your applause—there’s more.

This comprehensive guide delves deep into the world of eternity rings.

From their rich history to the nuances of choosing the perfect ring, we've got you covered.

So, let's unwrap this gift of knowledge, step by step, so you can choose an eternity ring that’s as endless as your love.

Let's dig in…

What is an Eternity Ring?

An eternity ring is a band of precious metal, typically set with a continuous line of identically cut gemstones to symbolize enduring love and affection.

It’s a full circle of sparkle that captures your commitment to everlasting love. 

A circle has no beginning or end, making it the perfect representation of what an eternity ring stands for - continuous, unwavering devotion. 

Unlike its engagement and wedding counterparts, the eternity ring is the grand finale in your trilogy of love.

When Do You Get an Eternity Ring?

Traditionally, an eternity ring is a precious anniversary gift—think one year, ten years, or any significant milestone that deserves a diamond-studded celebration.

An eternity ring is typically a milestone marker, not only for anniversaries but for vow renewals or the birth of a child.

Unlike its cousins, the engagement ring and wedding band, the eternity ring is often the exclamation point in the punctuation of love's timeline.

It’s a timeless adornment that solidifies the strength of your love. 

History of Eternity Rings:

Eternity rings have ancient roots - the circle has symbolized eternity since, well, forever!

The concept has romanced its way through history, evolving in design but remaining steadfast in meaning.

Eternity rings are certainly no modern-day marvel. Their journey began over 4000 years ago in ancient Egypt.



Though not bedazzled with diamonds, they were always circular, often made from reeds, carved bone, and metal.

Fast forward to today - eternity rings still echo that timeless promise of forever.

Half vs Full Eternity:

Full or half? That’s the real question. 

Half for comfort, full for the wow factor. 

Full eternity rings feature diamonds all the way around,  while half-eternities have gems solely on the top. 

The half eternity is a practical choice, ideal for anyone who does a lot of typing in their day job.

On a full eternity ring, the diamond prongs on the underside of the ring can become loose over time due to continuous impact on the keyboard. 

On the other hand, a full eternity ring is a dazzling 360-degree sparkle fest - so it all comes down to both lifestyle and style preference.

Each type of eternity ring has its charm, but it's your call on the style you want to wrap around  your partner’s finger. 

If you struggle to decide, why not meet in the middle and consider a ¾ eternity ring?

This is a great option for style and practicality, featuring diamonds on ¾ of the ring and a plain underside. 

The truth? There’s no right answer to selecting an eternity ring - it’s about choosing what suits your lifestyle, taste, and budget.

So let your heart (and finger) decide!

Popular Eternity Ring Styles

From classic bands to intricate designs, eternity rings come in a kaleidoscope of styles.

Diamonds or gemstones? Bold or understated?

Your love story is unique, and so should be your eternity ring.

From classic claw-set diamonds to modern bezel-set bands, the style selection is as limitless as your imagination.

Some go for minimalistic, sleek lines, while others opt for the bold statement of a double row of glittering gems.

Which Setting is Most Popular For Eternity Rings?

Prong settings let your diamonds steal the limelight, showing off their shine to the max, while channel settings wrap diamonds in a sleek metal embrace.

A pavé setting, originating from the French term ‘paver’ meaning ‘paving stone,’ resembles the quaintness of a bumpy cobblestone road, with a smattering of diamonds along the width of the band.


Gabriel Co Renne Oval Cut Diamond Eternity Band


A bezel setting provides a snug, secure fit with a thin metal rim holding each precious stone in place. 

Each setting has its own unique merit.

Prong settings take the lead for their spotlight on individual gems. Channel sets follow with their sleek, modern vibe.

Pavé and bezel? A super secure setting for your superbly dazzling diamonds.

Which Metal Should You Choose For an Eternity Ring?

Platinum is the strong silent type, the ideal choice for sensitive skin due to its hypoallergenic quality. 

Gold, in yellow, white, or rose hues, brings warmth and tradition.

Each has its charm, so let your heart (and partner's taste) be your guide. 

Which Finger Do You Wear an Eternity Ring?

Traditionally, it snuggles up next to your engagement ring (opposite side of the wedding band), but modern love knows no bounds. 

Wear your eternity ring on any finger that feels right.

The symbolism isn’t in the placement; it’s in the sentiment.

Do You Wear Eternity Rings with Engagement and Wedding Rings?

The short answer is yes! It's the ultimate trifecta of love. 

Stacking your rings creates a symphony of sparkle that sings 'together forever.'



Or why not let your eternity ring fly solo for a statement of its own?

Remember: there’s no wrong way to wear your eternity ring — so long as it tells your story.

Which Order Do You Wear Eternity Rings with Wedding and Engagement Rings?

Typically, it’s wedding band, engagement ring, eternity ring.

But this is your book—so feel free to rearrange the chapters.

What’s The Difference Between An Eternity Ring and A Promise Ring?

Eternity rings are the vow renewals to promise rings' sweet nothings.

One is a symbol of long-haul love; the other is a placeholder for future pledges.

Typical Price of an Eternity Ring

Prices can range from a modest sum to the price of a small car. It all depends on the four Cs—carat, cut, clarity, and color.

Set your budget, but remember, you’re investing in forever.

Prices are as varied as ring designs.

Material, craftsmanship, and gems play leading roles in the budgeting act, but the real value lies in the sentiment, not just the price tag.

Do Men Wear Eternity Rings?

Absolutely. Love’s not just a lady’s game!

Men’s eternity rings are typically bold, strong, and unapologetic—just like the love they symbolize.

The popularity of men's eternity rings is on the rise.

They're not just a fashion statement but a testament to enduring love.


Eternity rings are not just accessories; they're love's milestones captured in metal and stone. They're as unique as the love stories they represent. 

Find the one that sings to your heart – because every love story deserves its forever ring.

Now, isn’t it time you explored our collection of eternity rings? Find the one that completes your love story at Ben Garelick.

Peter Manka Jr

Peter Manka Jr. - Owner at Ben Garelick

Peter Manka Jr. is a passionate member of the family business who joined Ben Garelick in the early 2000s after working in product licensing for Sesame Workshop & The Jim Henson Company for many years. He obtained a degree in diamonds and jewelry from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in order to sharpen his jewelry skills. He takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service and helping clients find the perfect piece of jewelry.

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