Woah! Am I the only one who didn't know about eternity rings?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
687 posts
Busy bee

They just keep coming up with more and more ways to sell jewelry… that’s basically it, lol.

Post # 5
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@HopefulSim:  that’s the first time i’ve heard that.  i’ve heard so many other things about eternity bands too.


@lampshade:  i agree.

Post # 7
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

They are telling you that to get you to spend $$$ when you have a kid. No, it’s not the norm. Eternity bands are also pretty impractical – ESPECIALLY once you have a kid! Can you imagine what will get caked in all those little prongs once you’re changing diapers multiple times a day?!

Post # 8
3197 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@HopefulSim:  You can get an eternity band anytime, not just when you have your first child is born.  You could also use the eternity band as a wedding band.  But like the PP said I think she was just using it as an excuse to sell more jewelry.

Post # 10
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Yes. First they came up with diamond wedding bands to increase the prices. Then they marketed them as “anniversary bands” and they were either full or half or channel set eternity bands. And then there were “push presents” – the idea that a woman must be presented with jewelry upon the birth of a child (ANY child, not just the first).

I have nothing against either eternity bands or jewelry for any occasion, but all of these things are always optional. It depends on the woman and on the couple. In some parts of the country they are very common, and in other areas they are still mostly uheard of. So don’t let the jewelry store make you believe that you would be the only person without whatever piece of jewelry they are strying to sell you!

Post # 11
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m getting an eternity band as my wedding band because we’re CBC. So I’d never get one otherwise. 

Post # 12
376 posts
Helper bee

Um…. didn’t think there was meaning behind it… I just wanted one for the bling!

Post # 13
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@HopefulSim:  No. I’ve never heard that. I think she’s telling you stories so that she can make another sale when you have a baby.

Post # 15
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

This is what my SO has always said. These days lots of people buy them for wedding bands, though.

Traditionally I think they were meant for the birth of the first child, though.

Post # 16
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@HopefulSim:  I am from NZ too and I got two thin diamond rings for our first anniversary. Planning to get a nice new watch or gemstone ring got first baby 😀

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