Eternity Rings | All You Need to Know

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Eternity Rings | All You Need to Know
Eternity rings symbolise  everlasting love and commitment and traditionally commemorate a special anniversary. Though engagement rings and wedding bands are nowadays the most recognisable tokens of love and commitment, eternity rings have been in existence for centuries. In this blog, we breakdown the origins of the eternity ring, as well as what styles are most popular today.

Origins

Eternity rings have long marked occasions of love and life, such as the birth of a child, a wedding anniversary, or simply a gift to say 'I love you'. Eternity rings first emerged in Ancient Egypt. Pharohs were the first to use the circle, a shape with no beginning or end, as a symbol of eternity.

Do you know why engagement rings  are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? Because the Egyptians believed the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of this finger.

Nowadays, however, there is no set finger to wear an eternity ring on, it's entirely the decision of the wearer. Throughout the years, eternity rings have been a favourite of movie stars and celebrities alike. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Marliyn Monroe have all sported eternity rings. Prince Rainer III of Monaco proposed to Grace Kelly with a diamond and ruby eternity ring. Although rubies and sapphires are seen in eternity rings, diamonds are by far the most popular stone of choice.    

Modern Styles

The P.S. collection offers a wide variety of eternity ring designs. We provide eternity rings vary in terms of how many stones per band and metal setting. Our in-house team of goldsmiths are also available to create a bespoke piece, should you have an exact design in mind. A classic eternity ring will have a continuous row of diamonds across the band. However, some people prefer for an eternity ring that has diamonds across the front only, making it more practical for everyday wear, like this Five Stone Twist eternity ring.   For instance,¬†this 11 stone eternity ring features a graduated round brilliant cut diamond design. This ring offers a modern take on a classic piece. The cut of diamond that can be used in eternity bands is also completely interchangeable. The following¬†¬†eternity ring features two cuts interchanging diamond shapes, round brilliant and emerald cut diamond eternity ring, there is a huge variety of options to find the perfect eternity ring for you! View our collection of eternity rings¬† or book an appointment to view in-store!

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