Whole band or not the whole band . Diamonds.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3745 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

With a full eternity band you can’t get it sized as there’s no metal to add or remove. Also you’ll be banging diamonds tables, desks, etc every time you put your hand down. 


Id say 1/2 or 3/4

Post # 4
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@asb983:  i have a full eternity and i love it!!

Post # 5
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@asb983:  I’m getting diamonds 3/4 of the way around  I also hate the idea of the ring spinning but I also want the ability to resize in the future. This was a happy compromise 🙂

Post # 6
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went with a 1/2 eternity. It was important to me to be able to resize the ring, as I plan to wear it for the rest of my life, and lets be honest- most people’s size/bodies change with time, pregnancy, even health conditions like arthritis.

Post # 7
1960 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I did 3/4 but sort of regret it now — I think that 1/2 would be more comfortable. Also I can’t do my hair with my ring on because it gets all caught up (I have prong setting so if you had channel set that wouldn’t be an issue)

I think that in a few years I will get my rings redone with some of the diamonds from the band made into a setting for my e ring so that both have a similar look

Post # 8
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a 3/4 eternity band (just got married yesterday!!!) and I really love it so far. Nice that I can have it sized in the future.

Post # 9
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have two full eternity bands because I as well did not want to sodder them together.  I don’t regret getting them, I love that they can spin all they want without me adjusting them and as silly as it sounds, I love having the feel of diamonds all around my finger and the meaning behind the true “eternity” bands.  However, if I were to do it again I would probably get just a teensy bit of metal (maybe 3/4 eternity, but I’ve seen even less metal than that and I would prefer that) for the sizing capabilities. 

Post # 10
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have a 1/2 eternity band because I just couldn’t justify paying so much extra money for diamonds that I wouldn’t even see. (The 1/2 was $1200 already and I didn’t want to pay more.)

However, I will admit that I do sometimes end up twisting my band right side up after it shifts to one side or the other, and while it doesn’t really bother me, I could see it getting on someone else’s nerves. If money were not an object I probably wouldn’t have minded a 3/4 eternity band just so that I could still have it resized if necessary during pregnancy, etc.

Post # 11
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Full diamond bands tend to have the diamonds fall out

Post # 12
4087 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a half eternity petite band. I love it…well, I will in 7 weeks when I get to wear it longer than a few minutes. I never wanted an eternity because I find them uncomfortable and would worry about damaging the diamonds underneath. So half it was!

Post # 13
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@asb983:  I have a 3/4 and I love it- because of the way my band is shaped, it doesn’t spin much.  It’s lock-set (which is like a bezel setting with open sides for cleaning) so it sits flush and doesn’t get caught on things. I would not have opted for a full eternity because, as a PP said, I would have felt terrible banging the diamonds on everything!

It’s probably more like a 2/3 than a true 3/4 because the stones don’t go all the way to the bottom, but its more than a half.

Post # 14
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I have a 3/4 band ordered and I should be able to pick it up tomorrow.  It was supposed to be a half but I didn’t want any of the band to show from the top.  This allows for sizing.  I am having a euro shank put on it so that it won’t spin.  I can post pics tomorrow, I hope. 🙂

Post # 15
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bnamrs4evr:  ha mine is a euro too! post pics when you get yours!

Post # 16
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@asb983:  i have diamonds 3/4 of the way around bc i didnt see the point having it all the way around bc who is going to see the bottom of my hand lol and my ring fits perfect so it doesnt fall to the side unless im washing dishes

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