(Closed) Eternity Bands – Your experience?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Bluenile has a good return policy, from what I’ve read, so perhaps you could order it in your size and try it out?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Just remember that if you ever gain or lose weight, you can’t have it resized. That was my biggest deterrent from getting one, as i found one that was SO pretty and fell in love… sigh.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a 3/4 eternity wedding band, but it’s bezeled so there’s almost no chance of losing a stone.  I love the band and I love the way it looks with my solitaire, although it does spin so the plain metal part shows, which annoys me a bit.  That’s the only reason I would have chosen an eternity over a 3/4 eternity, but I want to be able to size it if my finger size ever changes, which you can’t do with a full eternity.

I do know some people with shared-prong full eternity bands, and I’ve never heard of anyone having issues with stones loosening.  It definitely could happen, but I just haven’t heard anyone complain, so I don’t think it’s something that happens a lot.

If you have specific requirements for your band, you can always consider having it made for you rather than buying a pre-made one.  I had mine custom-made by Brian Gavin Diamonds and can vouch for how fantastic they are; other well-regarded companies for custom work are Whiteflash, Knox Jewelers, and Greenlake.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My wedding bands are half eternity like my e-ring. It was a good thing my e-ring was only half because i had to have sized down a quarter size. I personally would be worried about banging the diamonds underneath and them falling out, but I do not know how often it happens. I say if you love it then go for it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ellenphant, custom isn’t necessarily expensive — my band is modeled on one I liked at Tiffany but was well under half the cost of the Tiffany one, with all the modifications I wanted but couldn’t get with the pre-made band.  My carat weight is a little less than the one you’re looking at, but it was a bit cheaper, too, despite being custom.  My jeweler has made a shared-prong band like the one you’re looking at, and even though it’s a half-eternity, I’m certain they’d be able to extend the diamonds further around without any problem at all.  IIRC, the one pictured there was about $1100, but I could be a little off since I didn’t end up getting that particular ring.  It never hurts to ask, and it’s always good to know about your options!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we were told the same – that full eternity rings aren’t great because they’re impossible to resize and the diamonds on the back tend to fall out. i went with a 1/2 eternity band as a result. i’ve found it’s good because the diamonds can be a bit rough on your fingers when you’re carrying things – you just feel it press into your neighboring fingers.

re the rings being too bulgy, look for a comfort ring that is paved with diamonds instead of the typical prong or channel set ones. we found those to be set lower and less bulgy. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a band like that when I was in high school, not with diamonds but with regular stones and some of them did fall out.  I know that you don’t plan to hit your hand on anything but sometimes you are doing things and you accidentally hit your hand on the table or the bedpost.  Not sure if that’s enough to damage the prongs enough to make a stone fall out though.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I have a 3/4 (or really, more like 7/8) bezel-set diamond wedding band, and I love it.  I don’t have a problem with the plain metal part spinning around the the front, luckily.  Mine’s bezel set too, so I thought it would be really secure.  However, somehow one of my stones was lost in between leaving England to head to our USA wedding, and me getting to the altar on wedding day.  I’m not sure when it got knocked out, as I’ve never even worn it, but luckily it’s one that’s in between my fingers, so it doesn’t show.

Just make sure you wear it around for a bit, to make sure you’re comfortable with the way it feels on your hand.  They can be a bit scratchy at first.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve got a half eternity wedding band and e-ring so I can size them up and down if I need to. It gives me a sense of security… how weird is that?

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