(Closed) If you have a full eternity wedding band…..

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AshleyR83:  I have heard the stones fall out more easily, but I don’t have any personal experience. I personally like 3/4 around, that way you can resize if necessary in the future for yourself or if you pass it down.

Post # 4
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my band is full eternity.. e-ring 3/4

Post # 5
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have a half-eternity band wedding band, and I have baguettes across the top of my e-ring. They both cover the entire top of my finger. Unfortunately, both of my rings constantly spin in opposite directions (but just to the sides, never all the way around my finger.) There have been times when I wish I would have asked for a full eternity band, but, overall, I think I am glad that I do not have one, since I do not think I would like the thickness of an eternity band all of the way around my finger. I also don’t know that I would want to have diamonds exposed under my hand all of the time.

Post # 6
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a full eternity band but was able to return it.  I returned it because I was constantly knocking the bottom of it.  It was channel set so I didn’t lose any diamonds, but it would drive me crazy because it wasn’t the most comfortable thing either.

I now have a 2/3 eternity band and I find it spins a little, but not much.  And it doesn’t spin all the way around, just left or right a bit.

The 2/3 band I have now is prong set and it did wear against the side of my solitaire.  You could definitely see the scratches but it didn’t wear all the way through, and it wasn’t from the metal but from the girdles of the individual diamonds.  I would think diamonds that are pave set like the band you got would also do the same thing to the side of your e-ring.

While I love the look and the idea of an eternity band, the practical side of me won which is why I have the 2/3 band.  My mom had an eternity band and it literally broke from the constant wear.

Post # 7
833 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My e-ring is 1/2 and my band is full, never had a problem! I have tons of tiny pave diamonds

Post # 8
4811 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You can get a 1/2 – 3/4 eternity larger and put sizing beads in it. That stops spin AND allows for sizing down the road if needed. Or you can get them soldered (not my preference, but it is an option). This will ensure the rings always “stay right up” and matching as you wish. This also prevents wear – all rings will wear with ongoing friction. With an eternity band the issue is usually the girdles/diamonds rubbing against the ering. You can wear a spacer (like under 1mm) so the eternity will wear against that instead.

I don’t think the spinning thing is THAT bad though to warrant a full eternity as a necessity. Bands just are not as top/centre heavy as an engagement ring is (unless you are getting a five stone or something but even then the stones across the top tend to balance). Your fingers tend to stop the ring from flipping right over. My rings are eternity, though a different style, and they do shift around but they do not spin right under (though I have some tricks I use too when they are fitting looser). My old rings were a 3/4 scattered eternity and honestly, they never really spun at all so as to where the “bottom” was ever visible from the top.

However some people just want that full eternity! Personally when I tried on any that were shared prong/fishtail prong, and so on on I found them uncomfortable, but I know many others are far less sensitive than I am!


Post # 9
26 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I will be going with a full eternity for the exact same reasons you are considering it- I do not want to have to worry about constantly spinning my rings as my engagement  ring already has a tendancy to spin. Whether it is full, three quarters or half, you always run the risk of losing small pave stones. Most jewelers will stand behind their rings and replace lost stones for no charge.

Post # 10
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My e-ring is half eternity and I got a wedding band that is full eternity. My e-ring doesn’t spin around so it’s not a big deal, but I got my wedding band slightly bigger and didn’t want to worry about fussing with them lining up. Plus, the idea of the “eternity” band itself is romantic to me 🙂


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Post # 13
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My e-ring is 3/4 and my wedding band is full. No issues so far. I don’t notice any problems with the rubbing either. My rings are actually a lot like bride2bejc‘s

We worked with the designer of my rings directly and they didn’t say there would be a problem with the rubbing. They were recommending the 3/4 wedding band though for sizing issues. Since the eternity band I got can not be resized. (I have heard some can be?)

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