Post # 1
I’m looking at wedding bands now and need help making a decision! I’ve included a picuture of my e-ring as well as a picture of the band. Here’s where I need help… do I order a full eternity, 3/4 eternity, or 1/2 eternity? There are pros and cons to each and I can’t decide. The ring has to be custom made due to my small ring size (size 3) and will take quite a while… I need to give the jeweler my decision asap!
What I like about the full eternity is that if it spins, the diamonds will always be visible. Also, who doesn’t like more diamonds?! lol My concern is sizing down the road… I’m worried that my ring size will increase overtime, but an eternity obviously can’t be resized. I’ve already had my first child and my ring size did not change at all during the pregnancy. So, maybe it will be ok down the road? Or maybe if it stops fitting it wil be time for an “upgrade” haha.
What I like about the 3/4 eternity is that it can be re-sized down the road. Also, it would generally appear to be a full eternity. However, my e-ring has diamonds that go halfway down the band… so the 3/4 wouldn’t match. Also, the piece of metal may ocasionally show and need adjustment.
What I like about the 1/2 eternity is that it would match my e-ring best. However, I’m worried that the spinning will drive me crazy and that even though the rings will technically match, they probably won’t always line up. I can’t have my rings soldered, so that’s not an option for keeping things aligned.
Because the ring is already being custom made, there is little price difference between the three, so that’s not a real concern. Soooo, what do I do???
Post # 3
Here’s the e-ring… I couldn’t figure out how to upload it in the original post (sorry!)
Post # 4
@vanasme: I’d go with the 1/2 eternity band. It will match your engagement ring perfectly, and you can always have little beads added to the inside to keep it from spinning, yet allow for easy on/off.
Another thing to think about is if a full eternity will be comfortable. You have small fingers, so I’d imagine a full eternity would rub against the inside of your pinky and middle fingers. I notice the diamonds on my e-ring scratch a little when it spins (I have a 1/2 and will probably do the same for my wedding band.)
But… as you said, who doesnt like more bling? Is there a major cost difference?
Post # 5
You could always get the rings saudered together after you’re married in order to avoid the band from spinning?
Edit: I say 1/2 eternity, just notice I hadn’t answered haha
Post # 6
I would never do a full eternity for that exact reason. I think 1/2 is plenty and it wont spin that much. Good Luck!
Post # 7
I vote for 1/2 eternity. If it’s sized properly it shouldn’t spin. Full eternity can be resized but my jeweler said that it does create a problem because you have to cut between the diamonds and add or remove diamonds which can be costly if you need some added. She also said it increases your chances of having diamonds lost or something damaged. I’m not sure why I don’t like 3/4 eternity, but I just don’t lol. 1/2 matches your e-ring and would be the least costly and easiest to manage.
*you should add a poll 🙂
Post # 8
I have a 1/2 eternity. It really doesn’t spin that much. I also like that it is plain on the otherside because that means I can grab onto things without knocking diamonds of it.
Post # 9
It sounds like the 3/4 is the best compromise.
I opted for the full eternity vs 3/4 because I liked the extra bling. I heard a girl say one time “your hand should bling when you wave” LOL. It cracked me up, but I have to admit, that is a reason I opted for full eternity.I don’t worry about sizing, I think of it as motivation to not gain weight.
My ering is 3/4 since it was made secretly and DH needed the space in case it didn’t fit. It doesn’t bother me too much that the under side of the bands don’t match.
Post # 10
if price is not an issue i would go with the full eternity. that ring is stunning and could be worn on it’s own too.
i have a full eternity and i love it. i put it on and i don’t have to worry about lining it up or it turning. my finger size hasn’t changed in 20+ years so i am not too worried.
if you are concerned about sizing it, you can always get it made .25 larger, just so it’s not snug. the band will be behind your ering so it won’t fall off and it won’t matter if it turns a bit.
Post # 11
My wedding band is a 1/2 eternity. I tried on a full, but decided I’d worry too much about the upkeep on the diamonds that are palm side. I worry too much about them coming loose or prongs damaged when I grab things with my hand.
Post # 12
I’m lucky that I’m a standard size (6) which a lot of stores carry… so when I tried on eternity bands I got a “real” feel. For comfort the 1/2 won out hands down for me, much less “bulky” against the sides of your fingers and ALSO your palm when you close your hand.
I enjoy cooking and working with my hands a lot and also worried that with a full or 3/4 that may allow the diamonds to get gunked up or whatever.
Mine really doesn’t spin too much and I really don’t notice it when it does… when I notice it I just slide it back over, really no hassle or big deal.