Post # 1
I found this awesome non-diamond eternity wedding band that has two sides. I’m loving the idea of stones all around my band and this isn’t the typical diamond route, but this ring isn’t my size and it’s an estate ring, so you can’t reorder it in a different size.
Anybody have any ideas about a good etsy jeweler who could make one? I was thinking that choosing my stone types would be cool, like having my birth stone on one side and a stone I love on the other side. Or has anyone seen other types of reversible bands?
Post # 3
Very cool idea!
It’s not an Etsy seller, but ID Jewelry will custom make any type of eternity band for you.
They have rave reviews both on PriceScope and on other review sites on the internet, and are very reasonably priced!
I’m having my eternity band custom made by them.
Post # 4
That’s a pretty cool idea!
Post # 5
That is really cool! I love that! I wish an eternity band would work with my e-ring so I could do that
Post # 6
I wanted an eternity band at first too…but I was told that they are prone to losing gems on the back part. Be careful!
Post # 7
@PrncssDva: Yeah, that’s why I’m starting to get wary of paves… which sound like they lose stones all the time! I was hoping a channel set band would provide more security. And while I would be devastated if something happened to my wedding band, I would totally use it as an excuse to go ring anniversary ring shopping. My dad lost his wedding band twice because of gardening and once from weightloss from sickness, so I dunno… I guess sometimes they don’t always stick around! Hopefully the hubby does. 🙂
I photoshopped my idea on the rings… having one side sapphire and one side rubies, and one diamond in between them on one side. What do you guys think?
Post # 8
I think it’s pretty, but almost screams “AMERICA!!!!”. I’m not sure i’d go that route because it looks a little too patriotic for me.
Post # 9
“Yeah, that’s why I’m starting to get wary of paves… which sound like they lose stones all the time!”
I think this depends on the quality of the ring. I’ve seen people saying their pave bands lose stones on websites the big-box jewelry stores that order in mass quantity; but I’ve heard people getting pave bands from better quality jewelers don’t have this problem as often.
I also think it often has to do with people getting a ring sized and the jeweler cuts corners and doesn’t re-check and re-secure the prongs; thus making the stones prone to falling out.
Also, don’t get a pave band cleaned with an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner on a regular basis, the vibrations can loosen the stones.
Post # 10
@crayfish: Rubies have a strong pink hue in person, so I don’t think it would look that American. 🙂 They’re more like this:
Garnets, on the other hand, have more of that pure red/brownish undertone that would look more patriotic.
Not that it would matter, if you were only showing one row of stones at a time! I think it’s an awesome idea!
Post # 11
@crayfish: Haha, I think that is the American in me trying to show my usually very-lacking-patriotism while living in the land of Swiss.
Garnets are more red and usually cheaper I believe, but ruby is my birthstone and I just love sapphires. I’m thinking if I could just throw out the diamond “white” part, but part of me is clinging to having at least one diamond in my wedding band.
This will require some thinking… and maybe some pricing. The original band I saw for this was $650… so I wouldn’t want to go crazy spending money when there are antique options out there that are more affordable…
Post # 12
“The original band I saw for this was $650… so I wouldn’t want to go crazy spending money when there are antique options out there that are more affordable…”
I would really check ID Jewelry. The ring I’ve having made by them was in my local jewelry shop for around $2250. ID Jewelry had the same ring for $450.
I’m waiting on my price quote since I’m upgrading to platinum metal (just since them the specs of what I wanted yesterday, so I’ll probably know in a couple days what it will officially cost), but I know it’s going to be nowhere near the $2500 my local jewelry store quoted me for the platinum upgrade on the same ring!
Post # 13
@abbyful: Ooh, let me know how much the quote is for when you get it. How long did they say your ring will take to make?
Post # 15
I got a rose gold diamond half eternity and I kind of feel like it’s reversible. I love the diamonds but I also love love love the rose gold half with it’s polished shine. So I don’t mind when the ring spins 😉
Post # 16
That’s a very cool concept!
I love the look of eternity bands, but don’t want to hassle with the higher maintenance. I’m hard on my jewelry and always am doing things with my hands. So I chose a “half” eternity band.