Bees with eternity bands

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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355 posts
Helper bee

Resizing won’t be an issue for you? You basically can’t resize eternity bands. They’re beautiful, but not practical at all.

Post # 4
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1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

sscott06 :  My wedding band is an eternity band but like PP said it is not resizable so I bought it a 1/2-3/4 size bigger in case my fingers ever get bigger (engagement ring keeps it snug on my hand). I’ve been wearing it for over a year and a half and have had no issues but I never resized it and it was bought from a reputable place.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

My ering band is 3/4 eternity and I wanted the same for my wedding band.

Since I have small fingers, my jeweler gave me the option to make it a full eternity at no extra charge but I was still hesitant.  I was scared of losing diamonds if I banged it on the underside too hard or the wrong way.

I was told if that were to happen, he would replace those diamonds for free and the upside is if the ring spins, you would still see diamonds instead of metal.  I have no issues with my ering spinning since it’s top heavy but that wouldn’t be the case with my wedding band.  So I was sold and had him make me a full eternity.

I’ve been wearing it for a year now with no issues but I baby my rings..

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I have one, but my diamonds are small and bezel set so they are well protected.  I have never had a damage issue (6 years).  The band is from Tiffany, so it isn’t exactly fine, custom work either. I was just speaking to my jeweler about this recently.  He suggested not making it a FULL eternity band – more like a 5/6th eternity.  Leaving some space with just metal so that it can be sized/resized on the bottom protects your stones from a bit of banging and leaves you the option to resize if your body changes in some way in the future.  Since that seems practical but not as attractive to me, I probably wouldn’t invest in a full eternity band in future purchases.  I would rather invest that small amount of saved money to increase either the point size of the diamonds across my finger in a 1/2 or 3/4 eternity, or pay for additional details like etching, milgrain or increase in stone clarity/color.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I have theee eternity bands (only one is my wedding band). I haven’t had any trouble with stones falling out, but it probably helps that they are set in platinum. And I hear people say all the time that eternity bands can’t be resized, but they can by a master jeweler who knows what he or she is doing. I have seen it done many times at the jewelry store I worked at for years. I have even had two of my own resized with no issues and it is impossible to tell where it was sized. To size up, jeweler removes a few stones from the area that they are going to work on, adds in metal to that area, builds settings (I’ve seen this done for both channel and print set) and sets new stones into that area and resets the original stones. To size down, the jeweler removes the appropriate amount of stones based on finger size, cuts the metal and removes the necessary amount, re-solders and resets surrounding stones. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I think a lot depends on the style/setting and your lifestyle.  I have a diamond and sapphire eternity band.  The diamonds are prong set and the sapphires are channel set.  I’ve definitely knocked a few of the sapphires into the setting, but you’d have to be inspecting it to tell.  If you do decide on a full eternity band, then I’d suggest getting a plain band as well.  I ended up doing that after I saw how easily mine was damaged (and I take my rings off to clean, garden, etc.)  I’d probably go for a 1/2 or 3/4 eternity ring if I had it to do over again.  

As for sizing, the jeweler who made mine said it could be resized up to 1/2 size but would be expensive to do.  I ordered a 1/4 size larger, but ended up having sizing beads put in because it was just to loose to wear alone. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

sscott06 :  Sometimes. When I am home I often wear it alone while cleaning/doing things around the house so it’s definitely been put up to the challenge.

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