Everyone knows the meanings behind engagement rings and wedding bands, but many don’t quite understand what exactly an eternity ring is and when, or why, they might give one to their partner. While there are lots of occasions you could present your loved one with an eternity ring, here are some of the most popular.
An eternity ring is quite self-explicit, symbolising the intention to love that person for the rest of your lives. As a result, it is considered the ultimate piece of jewellery, and supersedes both wedding and engagement rings in terms of meaning and preciousness.
It is quite usual, therefore, to buy an eternity ring for a special anniversary, such as ten years, to prove to your partner that your love is as strong as it was on your wedding day.
Eternity rings are normally a band of diamonds, which is the stone given on a 60th wedding anniversary. However, few couples wait to be married for 60 years before they buy one of these special pieces of jewellery.
Of course, you don’t have to wait decades to splash out on your partner, and some people like to give an eternity band on their very first anniversary.
Birth of child
The birth of a child is another typical date to receive an eternity ring, with some partners giving them as a luxury ‘push present’.
As the bands are typically surrounded in gemstones, these could be birthstone of the baby. Alternatively, the birthstone can be combined with diamonds to make the ring more valuable.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to eternity rings, and you could give one for any special occasion, whether that is a sentimental date, Christmas present or Valentine’s Day.
They are usually worn on the wedding finger, either instead of, or in addition, to the wedding band.
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