(Closed) Eternity wedding band

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Would it be a full eternity band?  3/4?  1/2?

I believe the total carat weight of a full eternity band should be less than or equal to the carat weight of your e-ring diamond.  That way it shouldn’t overpower your e-ring!

HTH!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

BeachBride- do you know if you want round, square, or baguette diamonds in the eternity band?

My mom recently got herself a new wedding band (she’s a nurse and had stopped wearing her original band because it was so thick it never dried between her frequent hand washings) and she got something super simple that I think would look really nice with one on each side of the ering.

Here’s the link to it- it’s tiny diamonds that are really sparkly.  I don’t think they go all the way around though.  

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/jewelry/bridalspecialoccasion/anniversary/PRD~352505/14k+White+Gold+14ct+TW+Diamond+Ring.jsp#’ defer=’defer

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey BeachBride – I actually got 2 eternity bands as well just because I’m OCD and it looked unbalanced to me otherwise.

One thing to consider is how 3 rings stacked together would look. I have thin fingers as well and we chose 2 relatively thin eternity bands (I think it’s .4ct full band for each ring) and stacked together with the e-ring in the middle, it still looks pretty darn blingy. Also stacked together, it’s almost 1cm thick/wide. I’ll post a pic of how it looks together after work tonite.

I really do love it how it looks and I like the options it also gives me changing it up.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My fiance’s family owns a jewelry setting business and his uncle recommended I get an eternity band. He said that way you don’t have to worry about it spinning around and annoying you and you’ll always see the diamonds. 

My e-ring is also very simple, which I like.  And I do plan to eventually have 2 eternity bands, one on each side.

Mine will be 5-pt shared prong, though I’m not sure of the ct size.  I went with what he recommended.  He’s the professional 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Something to keep in mind is that when the diamonds go all the way around, it is quite uncomfortable on your finger, and it will bother you for a while (when the pinky and middle finger touch it) AND it is easier to lose the diamonds.  I had an eternity band before, but I must prefer a band that looks like the diamonds go all the way around, but they actually don’t.

Not to be a killjoy! I just wanted to let you know perspective of someone who has had one before!!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have to say I agree with SoonToBeMrsCruz, even though I love the look of an eternity band.  They are beautiful!  I’ve seen some rings that come all the way down the sides but stopped so when you grab something the diamonds are roughed up and the prongs don’t wear down to easily.  Another thing to consider, when you get that ring make sure it’s the correct size because from what I’ve heard/learned, you can’t resize it.  Do end up sharing with us what you get 🙂 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the comfort level depends on the style of eternity band you want and the size of the stones. My diamonds going all the way around never bothered me and they haven’t gotten damaged at all in the 8 months I’ve worn my rings. BUT I can see how larger stones can get scratched or it may be there are bigger prongs to get caught on things.

And curlysue is correct. I was warned many times by friends and jewelers to make sure I get the right size if I want an eternity band, but it is very difficult to resize, given taking out 1 diamond would alter the prong setting for every other stone in the band.

Anyway, I have no skeeelz in photo taking so pardon my odd lighting/blurry photo:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Kl_wzuHLUvA/Sd1pEIauJrI/AAAAAAAACOU/e85DRk5p9vE/s912/DSC02105.JPG

 http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Kl_wzuHLUvA/Sd1pCvs4GeI/AAAAAAAACOM/yL5uHEqJCqA/s912/DSC02096.JPG

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Beach: Have we seen a photo of your ring?  Maybe if you post one it would make it easier for us to help you with your band choices!

Post # 15
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Newbee

I’ve been tossing around the idea of getting the eternity band also. My concern though is that the size of my fingers will change throughout my life, and that it won’t fit. I don’t know if this is a valid concern, but one jeweler did point it out to me. What does everyone thing about this issue?

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My e-ring is a lot like yours — very simple.

To help with size, here’s a pic of my shared-prong band (although it’s not an eternity band, the diamonds only go around halfway). The diamonds are 3mm in diameter (~0.1ct) each, to match the size of my e-ring band. The band is very slightly curved down in the middle so that it can sit flush with my e-ring (you can see it in the 2nd pic better). *Photo #2 by Mark Morrell (our jeweler)

Hope that helps! And in the first pic, don’t mind the weird position my hand is in.

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