Do I keep/sell/make my full eternity band into a new ring?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t know! My wedding band was made for my great-grandmother in the mid 40s, and I feel completely safe wearing it full-time, and it’s only white gold (I think).

Post # 5
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oh man, what an amazing find! To be honest, I’d probably sell it, but I have tons of student debt that I’m trying to be practical about. If there weren’t any money issues in the back of my head, though, I’d keep it and cherish it and tell everyone about my amazing find for the rest of my life!!

Post # 6
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

I would totally keep it.

I am trying to understand how wearing it everyday would ruin the stones. I don’t think of diamonds as easily damaged. Did the jeweler mean that everyday wear would raise the risk of stones falling out because the platinum is fragile? 

If that is the case, then I would consider splitting the ring in two so that the diamond side can be on top of your finger, which would protect the ring more. Plus, you would have double the bling showing from the top of your hand.

I would definitely wear it everyday and see how the ring handles it. If a stone falls out once every five years, no biggie. You already got an amazing deal on it so in my opinion, it wouldn’t be bad if you had to pay a little extra to maintain it over the course of a lifetime. However, if diamonds started falling out right and left, that would be different.


Gorgeous ring and congratulations on your find!

Post # 7
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@hookline:  First of all, make a poll.  Second, I would personally get something more everyday/practical.  You don’t want to be stressed about your ring every minute of the day!

Post # 8
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

What’s wrong with just keeping it and wearing it occasionally and getting a different ring for your wedding band? 

Post # 9
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’d keep it, but get a different wedding band for everyday wear.

Did the jeweller explain why it was so fragile? A lot of jewellers will say that pave or eternity bands aren’t for everyday wear to ward off liability, but a lot of women continue to use them as wedding bands. 

Post # 10
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d also point out that it’s been around since the 1920s and is still going strong…. doesn’t really say “fragile” to me, especially since you found it in the bottom of a scrap bucket, not in a safe or something. A lot of vintage jewelry is really well made, which is why it’s still around.

Post # 11
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Unless there’s issues with the prongs or some narrowing, antique jewelry is so much more durable than what is cast nowadays. Please don’t take it apart. If you sell it, sell it as a ring to someone who would cherish it as a piece of history. I don’t see why you couldn’t wear it with your ring. I have a wedding band and e-ring from the 1920-1940 period and I am going to wear them daily!

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