Post # 1
long time lurker here because i have an urgent question to ask! I had my heart set on a full eternity band but placed an order for a 3/4 eternity band. i did so because the saleslady told me most people end up resizing their bands cos of pregnancy, weight change, etc and that it would be very difficult and costly to resize a full eternity. But i cant stop thinking about the full eternity! So bees, how many of you have had to resize a full eternity? Is it very common? And is it really that hard? Thanks!!
Post # 2
I have had to have my rings sized 3 times in the 11 years I’ve worn them. I have a 1/2 eternity now and really like it. I didn’t like the way the full eternity felt on my finger. I think the 3/4 is a great choice!
Post # 3
That’s why I went with a half eternity, I never saw the need to have diamonds go round the back of my finger where no one will see them so it made more sense practically and financially to get a half that I could resize if needed in the future
Post # 4
I was also advised to avoid a full diamond band for exactly the same reason so it must be a common school of thought. It does make sense I suppose. If you feel like you’ll miss the extra stones, well… that’s just a good enough reason for another ring haha!
Post # 5
I just purchased a preloved eternity band. A competent jeweler was able to file some metal off of the inside to give me about a quarter size larger. Good luck!
Post # 6
My ring is an eternity band with a sizing bar…essentially a 3/4 eternity. I like the security of being able to size my rings because the first place I notice weight gain or bloat is in my fingers…plus I take meds for fibromyalgia that make my fingers swell. I had a full eternity and I specifically had my remake done with a sizing bar because my other ring got so uncomfortable. Honestly…you barely notice the diffeRenee.
Post # 7
It’s really hard to resize a full eternity and I have spoken to a few jewelers, they basically need to “redo” the ring, and it’s not your typical resize. Which is why it’s costly. Might even be cheaper to get a new one, so you have 2 in the end! My mom did that each pregnancy. Here’s an idea, you can also get a really cheap one while you’re pregnant, like a plain band. That can be your pregnancy band until you’re back to your size finger. However, I have known people in which through time, they don’t go back to the size finger they had when they got their ring. Good luck!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for all the replies! I’m toying with the idea of getting a full eternity in a slightly larger size because my ering would stop it from falling off anyway… what do you guys think?
Post # 9
I was told that they can’t be resized? That was my reasoning for get a ring with diamonds only 3/4 the way around.
Post # 10
Swizzlek: I’m getting a full eternity because my finger is thinnest at the base and my rings always spin. I have a friend with a 1/2 eternity and the diamonds are always at the bottom… that would make me nuts! My finger is a 4.5 & my e-ring is a 5, I’m going to order my eternity in a 5 also so that I will have a little room to grow with it.
What type of setting are you looking at? Mine will be a u-prong and I know they can remove a diamond to make that type of setting smaller so I don’t see why it would be impossible for a skilled jeweler to add a diamond later on. I can see how it would be trickier with tiny pave.