It is generally worn by the wife and is featured by an “eternal” or continuous line of specially cut, identical diamonds. Since it symbolizes infinite love, the eternity ring is generally presented by the husband during milestone wedding anniversaries.
History of the eternity rings
Diamond eternity rings first came into existence during the 1960s. The popular diamond vendor, De Beers emerged with the idea when the prevailing fashion in wedding rings at the time was putting a large single gem on the ring piece. At that time, these diamond eternity rings were made with older married women as the targeted market.
Half style and Full style
Many people found that having various diamonds set around the ring was cumbersome. This led to the development of an optional style which put the precious gems only on the face of the ring.
This is the traditional design of eternity wedding rings which sets the diamonds around the ring. Although it is awkward to some people, it still remains a popular choice amongst women. There are various settings that conform to the conventional complete style, most of which make it seem like diamonds are floating infinitely across the fingers of the wearer. To lessen the awkward and frequently uncomfortable feeling, manufacturers generally set smaller diamonds on these diamond rings.
The nature of the complete design of the diamond tennis bracelet makes it more challenging to make with respect to the half style ring. These rings can't be resized conveniently, making the number of diamonds to be utilized, and also the number of carats, which mainly depends on the ring size. Eventually, the more carats and diamonds are there, the costlier is the ring.
The half style is the solution to the requirement. As the diamonds are only set across the face of the ring. While the full styles are more suitable for small stones, the bigger stones can be set in half style rings. Moreover, more and more women now favor the half style ring as it openly displays all the precious gems.
The timeless ring
While diamonds are the general choice of these rings, other stones such as sapphires and emeralds can also be designed into these wonderful jewelry pieces. Other designs predominantly utilize diamonds while adding some other types of gems. Couples may utilize different cuts and shapes for their rectangles, squares, and oblongs. Till this day, diamond eternity rings remain as the most popular anniversary gift given by any husband to his wife, with its innate symbolism of infinite love.