(Closed) Eternity Wedding Bands – Need Opinions on 1/2, 3/4 or full (POLL)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I would love to wear this wedding band....

    1/2 eternity - I don't care if it spins

    3/4 eternity - It's a great compromise

    Full eternity - I want to see diamonds everywhere

    Plain band - I like to keep it simple

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’ve had a full eternity, 3/4 eternity, and half eternity. Out of the 3 I mostly like half eternity bands for comfort and lower price. Full eternity bands are my least favorite because they are uncomfortable to me, more expensive, and cannot be sized. The 3/4 eternity wedding set I have is not as uncomfortable as the full eternity band I used to have and you don’t have to worry about spinning as much as with a half eternity. So if spinning is something that will bother you then 3/4 might be a good option.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’ve had all of the above.  I prefer full eternity so then you don’t have to worry about spinning.  I usually choose bands with u prong pave so that they are more comfortable.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have a 1/2 for the band that’s soldered to my e-ring. I like it because it covers the full face of my finger and you don’t pay for diamonds you don’t see.

    The band I wear alone is a full eternity. I like the full eternity for the spin factor. But the diamonds are smaller than in the soldered set, and it’s channel set. Both of those factors make it really comfortable, however it’s not as eye catching as the wedding band that is will my e-ring

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have a full eternity, which I’ve been wearing every day for about a year now, and I love it. I don’t understand the “diamonds you can’t see” thing, I see my palms quite often! I find mine perfectly comfortable, though I admit I have a small callus on my palm right next to it, and mine is rather dainty, I think only like .33TCW, which might contribute to ease of wear. Also I like the concept of the design being full circle.

    If I ever absolutely can’t wear it any more, I’ll get it melted down and figure out something new for the diamonds and gold.

    Also, I’m thinking one day I might like a channel set eternity with milgrain, and I imagine I’ll go with full eternity again.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My engagement ring has 3/4 pave, so I wouldn’t go less than that for my wedding band. Even with a 3/4 wedding band it was hardly ever a perfect match.  I’m not even considering soldering.  

    I feel like people think “oh you only ever see half your ring and do one of those tight finger pics, but how often is your hand not in motion in real life?  I love looking at the inside of my rings! 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    View original reply
    unicornphish:  Exactly!! My palms deserve some bling too!

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by  Kelani23.
    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I have two full eternity rings. I wanted a 3/4 so I could resize if need be, but it just so happened I found full eternity rings cheaper (good luck I guess). 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I have never had a 3/4 eternity. I have 1/2 and full and my favorite hands down is full eternity bands. I hate spinning, it drives me insane. I love having stones all the way around my finger, its sparkle from every way you look at it and spinning doesn’t matter. I do wish they could be sized though, I have two diamond eternity bands that are too small now that my finger decided to plump up. 

    I imagine 3/4 would be a good compromise, they may not be much less expensive than a full eternity band, but the ability to resize may save you from having to purchase a whole new ring later on if your ring size changes. 

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee

    When I was ring shopping I thought an eternity band would be a waste of money and uncomfortable.

    But I ended up asking DH for one because the style I wanted only came in the eternity band style.

    It felt a little weird and awkward at first, but now I don’t even notice when it’s on. It feels like a part of me. 

    And I absolutely do not feel like we paid for diamonds you can’t see. Rings spin, and if you have a half-diamond band, you WILL have “diamonds you can’t see” on your palm with a plain gold band on top. Unless of course you constantly adjust your bands.

    I ended up getting eternity bands for both of my anniversary bands as well. So I have my e-ring, eternity wedding band, and two eternity anniversary bands and couldn’t be happier. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have 3 full eternity rings. I find them to be perfectly comfortable and I like seeing the palm-side diamond view. A partial eternity would not please me. I’d have to deal with the ring spinning and a general feeling of imbalance. Yes, I’m a little OCD.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I had a full 3ct eternity, I found it very comfortable, but I kept banging the stones on the underside. After I broke two stones I had my band made into two half eternity bands, occasionally they spin but it’s worth it not to break the stones, plus I can size the ring…lol

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I have a half eternity. It’s more comfortable for me and my lifestyle (I have fur babies, I garden, I hike, ATV ride, ect. I didn’t want to worry about constantly banging the bottom diamonds around). And I don’t have to worry about resizing issues. My band does spin sometimes but I never really thought about it until I read bees talking about it on here. It doesn’t bother me. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My wedding band is 1/2 and mines don’t spin around.  I’m hard on my hands and didn’t want to take a chance of banging it too much.  I already have concerns with my e-ring hitting things, especially my car door. 1 wedding bands

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee

    For me it depends on the size of the diamond. Small diamonds = full, larger = 3/4 for comfort. 

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