eternity ring for engagement?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know a girl who has a round center diamond and an eternity band on her e-ring…I love it!!! I was just thinking yesterday how I’d love if my e-ring band was eternity style. My jeweler doesn’t do 100% eternity, they do 70% eternity because they don’t like to remove diamonds to stretch rings after a woman has given birth or maybe gained weight. I plan on having a 70% eternity wedding band…love the look!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ERsax:  I think it was cakegal who did this.  She had one eternity ring as her engagement ring, and a different style eternity as her wedding band.  It’s a beautiful style, and one I considered going for a while.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@abirdword:  I think you’re right – it was cakegal that did this.  OP – if you do a search on her name you will see her fabulous set.

I didn’t do this but one of my coworkers recently did.  She wanted a larger ring that her FI didn’t feel comfortable spending the money on.  So she got a larger carat weight eternity band and she is planning on getting two smaller weight eternity bands for each side as her wedding bands.  So she will have quite a stack once she is married.

I think it ‘s a great idea.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The idea of an eternity band style ring as an ering really appeals to me. They look awesome stacked with other bands too, so I it will amazing with a wedding band.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 My day-of coordinator has an eternity band that was both her e-ring and her wedding band – instead of buying two separate rings, she and her hubby decided to keep it simple with one eternity band – she really liked the simple look. I think there’s nothing wrong with that!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@ERsax:  I think it’s a great idea!  I really like the simple look and it would be more comfortable too. you could wear the ring in a larger size, so the fit is more loose and comfortable, but it won’t matter if it spins around! 

I have slightly chubby fingers, and I think they look better with rings that are looser so they don’t get the dreaded muffin top. but a loosely fitting ring with a center stone means I have to straighten it more often. 

(note however that if you opt for a prong setting, the bigger sizes can dig in to the middle & pinky fingers. I recommend bezel or channel set if you are going for comfort & simplicity.)

@country chic:  I bet that will look stunning, and they probably did save a chunk of money!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a 1.75 tcw 7-stone semi-eternity band for my engagement ring and I love it. I get tons of compliments on it!! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@babu22:  Ooooo, that’s a gorgeous look!  Just out of curiosity, what’s the diameter of the stones?  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that an eternity ring is a unique and gorgeous engagement ring!  I love the idea of stacking the ring with your a different style eterity ring (or maybe even one with gemstones). 

Nikki Reed has an eternity band as an engagement ring and it is really pretty!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@abirdword:  thank you!  I don’t actually know the diameter of the stones.  It is a little wider than the 2mm plain band that I picked out as a wedding band to go with it.  Each stone is about .25 ct, round brilliant cut, so if you have something similar, you could compare.  I used my .25ct diamond earrings as a size gauge when trying to envision it. 

For reference, my ring size is 5.75, and I have pretty big hands/long fingers, which is good because it’s a pretty substantial ring!  

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Here’s mine! I loved this idea cos I hate rings that stick up and catch on things and when they twist round and only the back is on view. Mine is 1.0 carat in platinum. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

My cousin has a baguette half-eternity ring as her engagement ring and a diamond set band for her wedding ring.

She has a fairly hefty solitaire already which was a family heirloom and knew she didn’t want a large stone for her engagement ring.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I really really really contemplated it. I wantEd a emerald cut eternity ring. But I was scared aboit my size changing over time. But sometimes I still wonder……

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