Post # 1
I’m now thinking about my wedding band, and I love the look of the Tiffany Metro (though we’d have it custom made).
I’m wondering whether I should put stones only 3/4 of the way around instead of all the way. I heard that this is better because there’s less chance of stones falling out because of banging at the bottom of the ring. BUT, I don’t want to have to constantly adjust it so that the bottom stays on the bottom.
Here are my questions for those of you who have experience/have heard of this issue:
1. Have any stones fallen out from the bottom of your (or someone you know’s) infiniti band?
2. If you have a 1/2 or 3/4 infiniti band, do you constantly have to adjust it to keep the “bottom” in its place?
Post # 3
Im glad you posted this! I’ve wondered the same, I really want a full eternity band, so I won’t feel the need to constantly adjust the twirl of my ring, but I certainly don’t want any bottom stones falling out.
Post # 4
Good to know others wonder about the same thing!
Hopefully people post some answers 🙂
Post # 5
I have a 1/2 eternity band. & I don’t really notice having to turn it 24/7. But I ALWAYS would turn my rings around to be perfect. So yes I do turn it around when its not sitting perfect. lol
SECONDLY & for most, when it is turned to where the diamonds are more on one side (as in touching my fingers) its VERY uncomfortable. I almost went with a full eternity band & I am so glad I didn’t just for the fact of how it would bother my fingers.
Here is how it looks on my hand (you can’t even tell it doesn’t go all the way around.)
Post # 6
oh! thanks so much for posting this. now that I have my engagement ring I have already started thinking about my wedding band (it hasn’t even been a week haha)- I too want something along the lines of the Tiffany Metro and had the exact same question. I have heard stories about diamonds falling out and about the general discomfort of a full eternity band.
your set is gorgeous and you are right, you can’t tell it is half…
Post # 7
@lumos: I’m having a 3/4 eternity made and my jeweler told me that with an engagement ring on top it won’t spin, and that the diamonds on an eternity band do frequently get damaged because the ones on the bottom get hit a lot. Plus with a 3/4 eternity there’s only a small portion of the band that doesn’t have diamonds so it’s not like that part will show even if it does spin a bit. Additionally eternity bands are notoriously hard to size, having a small amount of metal without diamonds means it’s easily sizable (which is the real reason I’m having my band made into a 3/4 eternity).
Post # 8
about the sizing – good point.
** Sorry about my spelling of infinity, btw! I was in the middle of a conversation as I typed, so I wasn’t entirely focused. I probably should’ve also titled it “eternity”, but oh well.
Post # 9
yea, call me sentimental but I think I will always want to be able to wear the band I was married with, weight gain or loss (although I must admit I’d be more ok with the latter than the former!). We went CRAZY looking for a 3/4 eternity, and wound up having to have it custom made.
Haha you know I just assumed it was another name for it, kinda like how Tiffany insists on calling it “full circle” instead of eternity. Lol.
Post # 10
I have a full eternity band (for over a year so far) and I love it. I haven’t had any problems with stones falling out (knock on wood) but I do have a warrant that covers the diamonds if they do fall out.
As far as comfort, I love not having to worry about the ring turning. It was uncomfortable for a day or two, while I got used to the diamonds between my fingers, but it’s not even noticable anymore.
Post # 11
i’m not even engaged and i’ve already picked my wedding band! haha 😉
Post # 12
I’m planning on getting a half eternity (or “half circle,” lol) because of this. I don’t want to deal with losing stones and I want the ability to resize it.
Post # 13
Okay, I have something to say about this.
I don’t understand the argument that “if you get a full eternity then the diamonds on the underside will continually get knocked against things and be more prone to falling out.” I’ve heard it multiple times, yet as a (happy!) wearer of an eternity wedding band, I know that it ROTATES a lot, and it’s not like the same stones are always on the bottom getting hit…
Something else – when I was looking for eternity bands at a few different jewelry stores, I was continually discouraged from buying one too (for reasons listed above). However, I was thinking about it – jewelers don’t EVER stock eternity bands (because no, they can’t be re-sized, so it wouldn’t be profitable to have them in stock), so if a jeweler was trying to get my business, would he/she EVER encourage an eternity ring, since I clearly could not purchase one from their in-store supply? Something to think about…
For what it’s worth, I love my eternity band. It’s great to not have to worry about rotation, and it looks gorgeous with my e-ring. It does feel different than just the plain band of my e-ring (my fingers can “sense” the set diamonds) but it’s not uncomfortable or anything.
Just my two cents! 🙂
Post # 14
My e-ring has diamonds 3/4 around the band (in case Fiance got the size wrong). I do bang the bottom a lot…but I insisted on ordering an eternity wedding band. i was warned it can not be re-sized but that wasn’t enough for me to not want it. I also think that if I gained weight from future pregnancy and the ring no longer fit it would be motivation to lose that baby weight!
I’m not married yet so I haven’t been able to wear my wedding band yet so I can’t say anything about the diamonds falling out. I do have to say I used to wear a Tiffany’s wedding band on my right hand with diamonds half way around and it did spin A LOT. I constantly had to rotate it back, so I assume this will be the case with my wedding band as well.
Post # 15
I have a 3/4 eternity band. And it spins sometimes. But it doesnt bother me.
Post # 16
Thank you for all the responses!
I’m thinking that I may be better off getting the full eternity – I know I’d be bothered by a 3/4 eternity band spinning – so thankful for all of your input about how much it spins.
I didn’t know that these rings can’t be re-sized… Some of you have said that even if one stone were taken out, the prongs on all the other diamonds would be loosened – couldn’t this not be re-adjusted by the jeweler to accommodate the new size, though?
Regarding comfort, I realize that it may not be a big issue for me since I think I’m getting the tiffany classic setting (custom), which will be thicker than the Metro band so I hopefully won’t feel it too much.
Anyone have experience trying to re-size an eternity band? Any issues?