(Closed) Full eternity, vs. 3/4, vs. 1/2. Help please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@vanasme:  I’d go with the 1/2 eternity band. It will match your engagement ring perfectly, and you can always have little beads added to the inside to keep it from spinning, yet allow for easy on/off.

Another thing to think about is if a full eternity will be comfortable. You have small fingers, so I’d imagine a full eternity would rub against the inside of your pinky and middle fingers. I notice the diamonds on my e-ring scratch a little when it spins (I have a 1/2 and will probably do the same for my wedding band.)

But… as you said, who doesnt like more bling? Is there a major cost difference?

Post # 5
1144 posts
Bumble bee

You could always get the rings saudered together after you’re married in order to avoid the band from spinning?

Edit: I say 1/2 eternity, just notice I hadn’t answered haha

Post # 6
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would never do a full eternity for that exact reason.  I think 1/2 is plenty and it wont spin that much.  Good Luck!

Post # 7
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I vote for 1/2 eternity. If it’s sized properly it shouldn’t spin. Full eternity can be resized but my jeweler said that it does create a problem because you have to cut between the diamonds and add or remove diamonds which can be costly if you need some added. She also said it increases your chances of having diamonds lost or something damaged. I’m not sure why I don’t like 3/4 eternity, but I just don’t lol. 1/2 matches your e-ring and would be the least costly and easiest to manage.

*you should add a poll 🙂

Post # 8
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a 1/2 eternity.  It really doesn’t spin that much.  I also like that it is plain on the otherside because that means I can grab onto things without knocking diamonds of it. 

Post # 9
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It sounds like the 3/4 is the best compromise.

I opted for the full eternity vs 3/4 because I liked the extra bling. I heard a girl say one time “your hand should bling when you wave” LOL. It cracked me up, but I have to admit, that is a reason I opted for full eternity.I don’t worry about sizing, I think of it as motivation to not gain weight.

My ering is 3/4 since it was made secretly and Darling Husband needed the space in case it didn’t fit. It doesn’t bother me too much that the under side of the bands don’t match.

Post # 10
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

if price is not an issue i would go with the full eternity.  that ring is stunning and could be worn on it’s own too.

i have a full eternity and i love it.  i put it on and i don’t have to worry about lining it up or it turning.  my finger size hasn’t changed in 20+ years so i am not too worried.

if you are concerned about sizing it, you can always get it made .25 larger, just so it’s not snug.  the band will be behind your ering so it won’t fall off and it won’t matter if it turns a bit.

Post # 11
4945 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My wedding band is a 1/2 eternity. I tried on a full, but decided I’d worry too much about the upkeep on the diamonds that are palm side. I worry too much about them coming loose or prongs damaged when I grab things with my hand.

Post # 12
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m lucky that I’m a standard size (6) which a lot of stores carry… so when I tried on eternity bands I got a “real” feel.  For comfort the 1/2 won out hands down for me, much less “bulky” against the sides of your fingers and ALSO your palm when you close your hand. 

I enjoy cooking and working with my hands a lot and also worried that with a full or 3/4 that may allow the diamonds to get gunked up or whatever.

Mine really doesn’t spin too much and I really don’t notice it when it does… when I notice it I just slide it back over, really no hassle or big deal. 


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