There’s a wide variety of metals available but we do recommend you purchase your eternity ring in the same metal as your engagement or wedding ring if applicable. This reduces wear against other rings and prolongs the life of your jewellery.
With more and more designs available, it can be hard to choose but the two main ones are channel and claw set. Chanel set are where the diamonds are set into the band, the beauty of this design is that it sits very low on the finger and looks comfortable next to your engagement ring without it being lost or over bearing. The only downside to channel sets is the limitations on sizing. You can size channel set eternity rings but only 1-2 sizes depending on the design and how many diamonds are in the band.
Claw set eternity rings stand out a bit more than channel set and compliment the engagement ring really well without being over bearing, you can generally have bigger diamonds if required in a claw setting and they can be sized easily without compromising the integrity of the design or stones.
Coloured stone eternity rings
Something we have seen increase in popularity towards the end of 2018 and into the new year is inclusion of coloured stones, mainly rubies and sapphires, into customer’s eternity rings. These are usually, but not always, in a 5 stone, claw design with 3 coloured gemstones and 2 diamonds or vice versa. This is a lovely option for someone who is looking for something a bit different and would like a splash of colour in their ring collection.
Full & half designs
Full eternity ring designs are those that have diamonds that are set throughout the band, leaving no plain part. Half designs are those that usually go either a third, halfway or two thirds around the ring.
As you can’t size them at all and they cost more due to the extra diamond, a full eternity ring is a rarer option, especially in stores and it does mean that if your finger size ever changed a few sizes, you wouldn’t be able to wear it or have it adjusted.