Post # 1
Does anyone have an eternity wedding band? I have a very simple and classic engagement ring, and I’m thinking of having a shared-prong eternity band made to go along with it.
If you have any pictures of a similar one, that would be great. Right now I’m trying to decide carat size for the diamonds in the band.
*I posted this last night, but called it an infinity band. They are also called that, but rosy mentioned "Eternity bands" and I realized they are MUCH more commonly called eternity bands. Thanks Rosy!
Post # 3
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!
Post # 4
It would definitely be full. The thing is that my engagement ring stone is a decent size round stone and my fingers are small. So right now, if I did a full eternity band with either 0.7, 0.8 or 0.9 carat it would still be pretty far under my engagement ring carat weight.
But I am thinking about doing two bands – one on either side- since my engagement ring is very simple. So with one band, 0.8 looks good, but I think it would be too much for two bands. But I don’t want it to be too small. 🙂
Oh the tough decisions in the wedding world!!!
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
Rosychicklet- that is really pretty! I am going to get round stones– my jeweler said those would look best with my ring.
Thanks for sharing– I’ll use that picture to start comparing!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
@lilneko69– I’d love to see what your bands look like! That sounds exactly like what I am looking for!
@ futuremrslerman– I definitely want an eternity band so I don’t have to worry about it spinning. My cousin told me the exact same thing– hers is only 1/2 and she said it is ALWAYS twisted. I’ll have to look up the 5-pt shared prong. I’ve only heard of the standard shared prong (two prongs in between two stones). I tried to get my jeweler’s opinion and he thought .7 cts for each stone was too large, but then said it is all personal opinion & I should pick what I like… LOL.
Post # 10
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
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
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:
Post # 13
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!
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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
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.