Post # 1
I am very very picky about my jewelry, so I am trying to decide on a wedding band that I will LOVE and so far am having trouble. I am debating the idea of getting two thinner bands, one for each side of my ring, kind of like an enhancer but rings that can also be worn by themselves without looking silly. I get bored, so it would be nice to be able to wear one with my e ring, both with e ring, just the bands, or maybe even add a third band in between the two for a flatter “dressed down” look. (I know it seems silly but my entire first marriage was full of wedding ring fiascos that I am hoping to avoid this time around!!) Anyway, in all of my looking I have stumbled upon an eternity band that I liked, and I looked at it and my e ring with a semi to get the idea of the 2 sided look, and both bands were pretty so now I don’t know which way to go! I like the idea of not constantly worrying about the bands twisting, so I only have to worry about adjusting one, but do I want to worry about having at least twice the number of diamonds to get snagged on things??? What made you eternity or not lovers make your final choice?
Post # 3
I had to go with eternity. I know myself, and I would fiddle with the half eternity band because it would drive me crazy not to have the diamonds perfectly centered on the top of my finger. There was never any question for me.
I wanted my engagement ring to be eternity as well but the jeweler talked me out of it because she said it was an unnecessary expense since the stone will mostly hold it in place.
Post # 4
I love the style of eternity bands, however, they are really a lot of work to keep looking clean and sparkly. When the stones are only on the top of a ring, they don’t get as dirty… but when you’re wearing an eternity ring, everything you grab or hold rubs on and gets ground into your diamonds making them look dirty… Then as your ring spins, you end up with the whole thing looking dirty…
Post # 5
I’ve heard that eternity bands cannot be resized – is this true? if so, that might be a pro for getting a semi-eternity band. I’ve have slender fingers now (size 4.75), but I’m afraid that as I get older, my fingers may not stay so slender =P
Post # 6
I’m getting a semi-eternity band. I went to a jewelry store the other day to try on different widths and I asked the lady about eternity bands. She said: 1) they can’t be sized and 2) if you’re hard on your rings/hands (which I am) you’re just beating on those prongs all day long which make it likely for a stone to fall out. That would be sad. 🙁
Post # 7
they have eternity bands that are more than half and more than 3/4 th’s. That would be agood option so you can get it sized, etc.
Post # 8
@Klb5882: I think that’s what I’m going to go with – it’s like having pants with just a little bit of elastic in the back just in case, haha.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
i battled this same topic and opted for the 2/3 eternity band. yes, it twists sometimes and i have to adjust it every once in awhile, but i know i’ll have to resize this baby at least once in my life and figured it would be worth it.
Post # 10
I went with a half and had it tacked to my erings. I originally wasn’t going to have it tacked together, but it kept slipping. I know I will never wear them apart, so it was a good choice for me. I didn’t get a full one because 1) No one sees the underside of the rings, and 2) I didn’t want to chance losing a stone if I banged it on something.