(Closed) ETERNITY BANDS

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Part of it depends on the metals.  If they’re different alloys you have a greater chance of this happening.

 

Have you tried on an eternity band?  The sensation of stones between your fingers is different, and some people don’t like it.  You’re also more likely to damage stones and prongs with a full etenerity, as the stones on the underside of your hand are going to get bumped and banged.  Sizing’s another issue, though you’re probably familiar with that one.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a half eternity band, but I went with channel set as it’s less prone to wearing than prongs. My mother has a prong anniversary ring that has worn down so much from rubbing against her engagement ring that she has lost a couple stones and has had to have prongs built back up, so I never wanted to deal with that hassle.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have an eternity band – with prongs (not chanel set) and I love it.  It does feel different against the other two fingers, but I quickly got used to it.  I realize that there might be some maintenance in the years to come, but I have always figured that with nice jewelry comes reasonable maintenance. 

My white gold rings need to be rodium coated on a fairly regular basis (my e-ring is almost 2 years old and will need its first rodium re-coat soon).  Your diamonds & prongs need to be examined every 6 months or so by your jeweller to ensure that they are still safely in place.

So, I guess it just comes with the territory.  My suggestion would be to go with what you like!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@MrsPerezSoon2b:  Do you have a pic of your e-ring?  You shouldn’t have a problem as long as your e-ring sits flush with another band.  Although u-prongs are definitely more delicate than shared prong rings, and more gorgeous!!!  I am lusting over a Whiteflash u-prong!  Please please post pics if you get it 🙂  I was emailing Bob at WF and he suggests that u-prongs are worn solo and your e-ring on the other hand, however, I know people wear them together but with a 1mm spacer ring in between the two to protect against rubbing.  The spacer rings are so thin you can barely see them, Jeweler on the Roof shop on Etsy has some great ones.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@MrsPerezSoon2b:  Aaahhhhhhh, it’s amazing!!!!!  I really thought about the WF ring but decided to go with shared prong instead.  Maybe a future RHR, lol!  It looks spectacular on your hand, congrats!!!  What size are the diamonds if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsPerezSoon2b:  make sure you get it in the same metal as your ering and wband too, and same karat if its gold! different metals rubbing can also cause erosion, though not as severe as diamonds rubbing 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If you’re worried, try getting a very tiny gold spacer for in between the rings. They’re .5 to 1mm, so very tiny.

 

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