You’re mine and we belong together. Yes, we belong together for eternity. Sigh, it’s the eternity band. Traditionally, these bands are meant to celebrate eternal love and commitment. The band symbolizes the everlasting bond with your partner; think of the infinite circle and this infinitely modern meaning. There are also half-circle eternity bands that concentrate the diamonds in the center and the band can be re-sized. Full eternity rings’ widths are set in stone, literally and figuratively. While diamonds are the classic choice, infinitely modern brides also fill their bands with Moissanite, colored diamonds and sapphires (I predict we’ll see a rise in this trend thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge).
Yet, you just can’t predict what trends are hot in eternity bands because, ironically, they change all of the time. One that always makes my heart melt, though, is the idea of the three ring stack. Whether stacked eternity bands or mixed with metal bands– doesn’t it just make ideas of the past, present and future shine? Now that you’re all set with the ideas behind eternity bands, you have to think about how you’ll set your stones. Pronged settings are a more classic look for showing off the bling since tiny prongs hold tiny stones in place all around the band. Pave’d stones definitely pave the way for sparkle too since you can’t even see the metal with this setting. Finally, you can channel your fierceness by using a channeled setting for a very striking and bold band. Keep in mind that diamonds all around do make them vulnerable no matter how you have them set so regular checking for loose stones is in order and no heavy lifting. I will say that whether pronged, pave’d or channeled– I haven’t found a diamond that I don’t like.