(Closed) Eternity or no?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The biggest con (and really the only one I can think of) I that an eternity band can’t really be sized. My engagement ring is similar to yours (3/4 diamonds around) but my wedding band and anniversary band are eternity. I have never lost a stone or had issues and I wear them all day every day. I do take them to my jeweler 2x a year for cleaning and polishing and to have the prongs checked. Hope this helps! 🙂 pic attached for reference. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would never get an eternity band due to the lack of ability to size the ring if needed. My ring has been sized down from an 8 to a 6.75 and now I’m getting it made smaller again. I think you can resize an eternity band, but you lose diamonds. Why not get a 1/2 or a 3/4 diamond band- no one will be able to tell it’s not eternity.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a half band and I’ve got to tell you – it’s annoying to have to realign it several times a day.  I’ve wished for an eternity band instead for this reason only.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

@mockblock:  this may not be a BIG reason, but the reason I prefer 3/4 eternity to full is because anytime I rub my eyes or pet my dog, I have to be aware that the inside of my hand has rough stones on it. Plus, FWIW, I rarely ever (<1 per week) have to align my 3/4 eternity band.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My main reason would be the possibility of snagging/scratching/bending or breaking prongs on the back.  I’m pretty hard on my rings though, I’ve already broken a prong and nearly lost my diamond on my e-ring & it only has 4 prongs! My other concern would be sizing and handing down the jewelry. If your daughter or son wanted it they’d be forced to melt it down & reset it if it didn’t fit…. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I say half enternity band, why have diamonds on the bottome of your finger that no one will see.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would either do half or 3/4, but not full. You can’t resize them, which is hugely impractical IMO. You also would get a lot of wear and tear on the palm side of your ring. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have a full eternity band and i love it.  it’s semi-bezel set so it’s very comfortable and never scratches or snags anything and it’s not small (15 diamonds at .26-.27ct each).

i guess the only downside would be if i had to get it sized.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Get a 3/4!  No point in having diamonds where no one can see them, and I’m not sure you can engrave an eternity band.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I orginally wanted an eternity but I went with a half because the full was very uncomfortable. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Eternity band for ering – no Because it won’t flip/spin around

eternity band for wedding ring – yes, for the exact opposite reasons as above 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have a full eternity diamond and sapphire ring – I wear it everyday, but as my job is in research, the most dangerous element the ring is expose to daily is library fine.

3/4 is a good compromise, though having to twist it back to position all day would drive me crazy.

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