Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Show off True Beauty with an Eternity Ring

Most people assume rings are only shared with a significant other on a proposal or during the wedding. While this is when the majority of rings are exchanged, it is not the only time. Of course, someone is free to provide a ring whenever they desire, and while it should never outshine the engagement ring, there are some options out there that women can wear in order to show the extended commitment from her significant other. One such ring option that is available is known as eternity rings. These eternity rings are constructed out of the same material as a traditional engagement ring, so for anyone worried as to whether it might match the engagement ring or not, this is not a problem. However, it does have very specific meaning behind the ring and it is possible for the individual to select several different variations of rings, in order to ensure the recipient always receives a ring that is specific to them.

An eternity ring looks very similar to the wedding band that is exchanged during a wedding ceremony. It is usually a thin band, constructed out of a precious metal, such as gold or platinum. Along the middle of the ring there is a line of identically cut gemstones. These gemstones are usually diamonds as well, although it can vary from person to person, depending on their particular tastes. The goal of the ring is to symbolize a person's never ending love to the recipient of the ring.

Now, eternity rings are broken down into two sub categories: full eternity ring and half-eternity. With a full eternity ring, the diamonds go all the way around the ring, so there is no real top or bottom to it. An individual can slide the ring onto their finger without any worry as to what side is facing up. 

Full Eternity Rings

Half-eternity rings have diamonds running along just the top half portion of the ring. With the fingers along the ring on the hand, it is not possible to see that the bottom portion of the ring does not have diamonds on it. Typically, this design is constructed in order to cut down on the price of the ring. However, as the gemstones used in the construction of the ring are rather small, the variation of the price typically isn't that drastic. 

Half Eternity Rings


Eternity rings have been around for several centuries. In the 18th century, the design of the ring often featured a variation of different gemstones, including white topaz. However, while the design of the eternity ring has been around for some time, the actual concept of such a ring is on the newer side. The concept of an eternity ring as a gift potentially after the engagement ring came about in the 1960s from De Beers, the world famous diamond merchant. They used this design because the diamond company had to purchase over 90 percent of the small, uncut diamonds produced in the Soviet Union in order to obtain the larger diamonds and they needed a way to sell the smaller diamonds. 

The next time someone is looking to show their love for a significant other, regardless of if they are engaged, married or just looking to prove their love for all time, eternity rings are an excellent option. These can mark a significant anniversary, or someone can use this ring just to prove their love to the other individual. Regardless of the situation though and what someone is looking for, there is going to be the right eternity rings out there for them to use and to give to their true love. So what are you waiting for!!! 

Express your love to your soul mate by choosing one from the exquisite collection of such rings showcased by Laings of Glasgow.

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15 comments:

  1. I've never been given an eternity ring but hopefully my current partner is my partner for life so I can always hold out hope for both an eternity and engagement :) these rings featured are beautiful!xx

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  2. Oh dear, my eternity ring doesn't look like that! It's more like an engagement ring. I do however really love the style of the half eternity rings and tried to buy one as a wedding ring, until I was told what they were!

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  3. Those rings are beautiful. I've never actually had a need to wear either an engagement, eternity or wedding ring myself yet, but looking forward to the day when Prince Charming decides to put a ring on it!

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  4. My husband gave me a gorgeous solitaire for our 10th wedding anniversary which I wear much more than my engagement ring as my taste has changed over the years and I prefer it! #blogsupport

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  5. Oh my word - those are exquisite! Absolutely stunning!! I wish my husband bought me jewellery, I think I should leave this page open lol!!

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  6. I would love one of these maybe I should email my hubby this post as a hint.

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  7. What some gorgeous rings, hmm I wonder if I leave it open if the other half might get a hint ;) x

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  8. I've never bought or thought about rings like this, but I quite like the half eternity ones, mainly because of the price difference really!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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  9. I would love an eternity ring - maybe on our tenth anniversary! They are so beautiful and timeless.

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  10. I love my eternity ring but it feels like I have nothing more to get now

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  11. I love eternity rings, especially the full one... there is always something special about them

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  12. Gorgeous rings...I love the idea of being given an eternity ring...I really love the idea of it!

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  13. They are stunning rings. I'd love an eternity ring, but I will have to have one cast and made as my rings aren't a standard shape :(

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