(Closed) Eternity band or 1/2 eternity?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

My half eternity spins with my wedding band, so I’ve thought about soldering them together. At least they’ll both face down at the same time, lol. Because of my knuckle I can’t have the ring sized down any further to stop the spinning and I’ve been thinking of adding temporary re-sizing beads on the underside to help the ring stay upright.

I never remove my rings and I don’t want the stones to catch, so half eternity was my choice.

Post # 17
294 posts
Helper bee

I have both started with a full eternity then realised it was so uncomfortable on the sides of my fingers so I have a half eternity. 

Post # 18
445 posts
Helper bee

I’m getting a 3/4 eternity specifically because I want to be able to size it in the future if I need to. Plus, I don’t want to worry about banging the diamonds on the bottom side.

Post # 19
1240 posts
Bumble bee

My original wedding set had a half eternity which spun and irritated me. It was second nature after the second year to fiddle with my rings and align them regularly. I now have a full eternity and I don’t worry about spinning but I do worry about finger size to be honest. In the 13 years we’ve been married I have had 2 kids and my weight has yo-yo’d. My fingers swelled during pregnancy but not as much as they have this year. This perimenopause is a bitch. My suggestion is to look for a 3/4 eternity – then it goes a bit further but you’ll have that flat sizing bar area in the back if needed.

Post # 20
17 posts

I would go for the a 3/4 eternity, that way it’s more coverage but you can modify it in the future if needed.  My ering is 3/4 and I am constantly banging the underside of it.  I shutter to think what would happen if it were diamonds that I was constantly banging on.

Post # 21
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Mine are both halves, they spin a little but I am so used to lining them up now that it is part of my routine haha, also I would be worried that the full get a bit too banged up on the underside, if you look at the bottom of your rings through a loupe the scratches are phenomanal, imagine if there were diamonds there ??? Just my view but something to think about, 

Post # 22
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Mine is a half eternity, and maybe it’s because it is slightly too big (7 instead of 6.5) it spins all the time. I would have preferred a full eternity. My ring size did not change at all during pregnancy or nursing. 


I got the half because a) price and b) it’s what was available at the store I go to! 

Post # 23
6560 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I have a half eternity that constantly spins (and it isn’t even loose). Of course, it always seems to have the diamonds facing the bottom! We finally purchased a shared u-prong set eternity band, and I adore it. I never need to worry about it spinning or adjusting it. That said, I am already a little older and my fingers are larger than they were when I was married due to osteo-arthritis. If I were to have bought an eternity band when I was first married, I’d have purchased it as large as possible and put sizing beads in it, knowing that arthritis runs in the family. Then again, some women’s fingers never change in size for a lifetime, so the advice to size big might not work for you, either.

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