Questions re eternity bands!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I have two eternity bands just like yours but in rose gold and yellow gold.  Just went to the jeweler today to see them finished and pick them up. 

Some of the rings have holes in the back, from what I was told today that is the old way of setting them in the ring, b/c the rings are so small, there isn’t much gold to hold them in place so they started filling the holes with gold to make the rings a bit more sturdy…they are still very delicate! 

One thing I noticed about mine is that it sits up really high from my finger, you can see that in the bottom photo you posted.  These rings were much taller them my engagement ring and my 3rd wedding band.  I have to admit I was a little sad about that, I asked to have some of the gold shaved down from the inside of the ring to make it sit closer to my finger but it’s not a possibility with this ring b/c then it would be super delicate and could break easily.

Not sure if any of this makes sense to you, I know nothing about jewelry or rings…but just sharing what I just learned today about mine.  Oh and they can’t be adjusted, so if your finger gets bigger or smaller you are out of luck! 

AvaG:  

Post # 5
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6880 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

AvaG:  Hi 🙂 My understanding is that pinholes allow extra light in for the stone to shine and also aid in cleaning. High clarity is best for shine 🙂 Etsy sellers ZinaFineJewelry and Rosados Box are where I got my rings, and I highly recommend them.

Post # 6
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

My eternity band is almost identical to the one you posted above, but it doesn’t have pinholes. No idea what the pinholes are for! But mine has a quote engraved on the inside, so I’m not sure if that would’ve been possible with pinholes.

 

I didn’t worry about matching the eternity band pave specs to the specs of the diamond on my e-ring. I don’t even know if that’s possible? The pave diamonds are so tiny that it doesn’t matter at all!

 

I’ve been married a couple years so I don’t know where the best deals are for eternity bands now, but I bought mine from Brilliant Earth and I’m still in love with it after 2 years. None of the diamonds have fallen out, and it’s as pretty as ever. I love that the diamonds were mined in Canada rather than in Africa where labor practices are pretty dubious.

Post # 7
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1317 posts
Bumble bee

FutureDrAtkins:  I always find the ‘lets light pass through’ reasoning quite amusing. It’s on a finger, blocking the light anyway. 

Personally I prefer no holes on the underside. Feels more solid plus it allowed us to engrave mine. 

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

mazz246:  I’m not sure I agree with you. There is a small gap between my actual stones and my finger due to the metal work. If the metal was in direct contact with the back of the stone, I don’t think it would be able to act as a full “prism” and shine back the light the same way. I have one eternity that has these holes and one that does not have them. My e-ring doesn’t have them either. Obviously the stones still shine if you don’t have them, but yes I think it lets the light travel through the stone better and makes it easier to clean.

Post # 9
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1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the holes on the back are more for cleaning. Have you ever tried to clean a band like that without the holes on the back? I have and it takes quite a few rounds in the ultrasonic plus some scrubbing to get the gunk out from behind the stones.

Post # 10
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1317 posts
Bumble bee

FutureDrAtkins:  interesting. Hard to understand fully without seeing your actual ring as I can’t picture the gap you are refering to that will allow light to pass (unless catherdral settings on an ering) but perhaps it depends on the ring. Having gaps in a Chanel set for instance, I couldn’t imagine would do anythjng as the gap would just sit on the skin. 

Ahh yes cleaning. I can understand the theiru behind that. personally however as I don’t have holes at the back, find my ring doesn’t get dirty that far in between the diamonds. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

AvaG:  I also think if getting a ring custom made its worth thinking about. However if I found a ring I loved, and it had holes, as much I prefer without, there is no way it’s play a big enough factor for me to turn the ring down because either way, if it’s a good jeweller you’d hope it’d be well made enough not to matter too much. 

Good luck with your decision 🙂

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