Post # 1
For those of you who have e-rings with diamonds along the band, do you have a gap at the bottom or do the diamonds go all the way around? I really like the look of the diamonds going around all the way, but the jeweler scared me into ordering the ring with a gap because you can’t resize it larger, only smaller if you go gapless.
What are the pros and cons to each? For those of you with a gap, do you wish you had gone gapless? And the other way around – those of you with no gap do you regret your decision?
Post # 3
Do you mean eternity or half eternity bands? If so, my e-ring is considered a half eternity. The diamonds go down half way on each side…so the bottom of the band is just metal. I don’t particularly like full eternity (diamonds all the way around) because I don’t see the point in paying for diamonds that you can’t see. The sizing issue is also a problem I wasn’t willing to take. Also, there is a greater chance for damage or loss of diamonds will a full eternity band. The only “pro” I could possibly think of is that it’s more bling lol (but like I said, you can’t even see it most of the time because it’s on the bottom of your finger)
Post # 4
They call it a sizing bar…and I see how useful they would be if you needed to change the size of your eternity band. But I took a chance and ordered mine with diamonds all around. Rings spin quite a lot on me and it’s so effortless to wear an eternity band with stones all around. That and I think it’s such a beautiful design to have uninterupted diamonds.
That being said, I used to own a 1ctw eternity band and had it soldered to my engagement ring. That wasn’t a good idea, as the same stones were always at the bottom and the prongs got a lot of wear. I returned that eternity band and opted for a half band. It won’t spin because it’s soldered anyway. Now I do own a smaller, 0.5 ctw eternity band and I adore that one!! It’s not soldered since I wear it alone so the wear is shared among all the prongs and is not noticable as much. I’ll get it inspected every 6 months to make sure the prongs get re-tipped with gold when necessary. The stones are smaller so they don’t really hit surfaces like my larger band did.
That’s my take on them! I’ve considered changing my white gold band to palladium but the cost would be over $2000. If I ever do that in the future, I think I would then do the sizing bar since the investment is so large, I would want the ring to last a long time and we know that fingers can increase in size as we age.
My larger 1 ctw eternity band which I returned:
My awesome 0.5 ctw eternity band…no sizing bar 😉
Post # 5
Oooh, beautiful pics!
I’m actually talking about diamonds on the Engagement Ring, not the wedding band. Although the question does apply to wedding bands as well. I think it’s more common to get an eternity wedding band than e-ring because since it does spin a little more, you aren’t always putting pressure on the same diamonds/prongs. I’m specifically wondering if anyone got a spacer bar at the bottom of their e-ring, did you regret it and wish you had gone full eternity?
Post # 6
my e-ring is only a half eternity, and i don’t regret choosing that. i think the stones on the bottom can get damaged a lot easier if you have a full eternity. i never see just the metal unless my ring is really turned or something.
Post # 7
@moderndaisy: in my post I was referring to my engagement ring. I might not have made that clear enough.
Post # 8
My ering is 2/3 eternity so there is definitely opportunity for resizing in the future. However, my matching wedding ring is a full eternity. I didn’t consider the possibility of needing resizing. I preferred a full eternity for my ering since it can spin around and possibly expose the non-diamond side. For the ering, the main stone will always be at the top so the part with no diamonds is never exposed.