Eternity rings feature a row of stones placed around them in an eternity setting, symbolic of never-ending love and romance – not to mention endless luxury. In Ireland, these rings are generally presented after the first year of marriage but can also be presented after the arrival of the first child. The eternity ring is typically worn on the same hand as the wedding and engagement ring.
4 stone eternity rings, 5 stone eternity rings, 7 stone eternity rings and 11 stone eternity rings are traditional options. The number is usually the number of diamonds in the ring but these can also be swapped for other gemstones. Diamond and gemstone combination rings are increasingly popular.
FULL ETERNITY: Eternity settings can be around the band for seamless style dazzling with gemstones, diamonds, or a combination of both.
THREE-QUARTER ETERNITY: ¾ eternity with a smooth band on the bottom for comfort
ONE-HALF ETERNITY: ½ eternity (half of the band)
ONE-QUARTER ETERNITY: ¼ eternity (a small row on the top)
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Eternity rings in Ireland are given after the first year of marriage or after the birth of the first child.
An eternity ring is given as a reminder that the couple’s love is everlasting and to mark an occasion, typically the first year of marriage or other anniversary.
Just like wedding and engagement rings, an eternity ring is designed to sit on the third finger of the left hand.
There is no strict order on how to wear the rings together, but the most common arrangement is the wedding ring followed by the engagement ring with the eternity ring on the top.
This order may not always work well, depending on the shape of the engagement ring. Therefore, some choose to wear their wedding ring first, followed by the eternity ring as these two rings often slot perfectly together. The engagement ring can then be worn above.
Eternity rings have traditionally been made with a number of diamonds on the band. The number of diamonds typically is four, five, seven or eleven, depending on the preference.
There is no additional meaning to the number of diamonds. Today, some couples also choose to include gemstones such as sapphires or rubies in the band alongside the diamonds.
Personalizing an eternity ring is now a very common choice for couples. In this way they can incorporate elements they love from established designs along with elements which are meaningful just to them. For example, adding one of each of their birthstones to the ring. Some may even swap out some diamonds for birthstones or other gems representing their child(ren) too.
A popular and stunning option for this is a curved eternity ring with diamonds set to enhance the engagement ring. A curved ring with 4-5 Marquise shaped diamonds can create a stunning effect. At Bespoke Diamonds, we will ensure the curve of the eternity ring perfectly matches the engagement ring by 3D scanning your ring and creating the ring especially for you.
We at Bespoke Diamonds custom make every ring in our Dublin workshop. This means you can be as precise as you like and we can still deliver in just a few weeks. Book an appoointment with our ring specialists and enjoy creating the perfect eternity ring.
At Bespoke Diamonds, we have over 700 rings in stock. However, there are endless opportunities for you when we enter the world of designing your own ring.Book an appointment