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Eternity Band Significance

Like wedding rings, eternity rings are a symbol of everlasting love. Although eternity rings are frequently given to celebrate an anniversary or other special event, such as the birth of a child, there is no precise occasion for which to give this exceptional gift.  Eternity rings can either be “full” with stones set all the way around the shank of the ring, or “half” meaning that the stones are set only on the face of the band.  Eternity rings are typically set with diamonds, although other precious stones are also commonly used.  Because diamonds symbolize love and eternity, a diamond-set eternity ring is the most popular choice.

The history of the eternity ring closely follows that of the wedding band.  Eternity rings have served as symbols of everlasting love since as far back as 2000 BC.  It is an exceptional gift, showing love, caring and devotion to a spouse or partner.  Women traditionally wear an eternity ring on the same finger as their engagement ring and wedding band.  Some choose to replace their wedding band with the eternity ring.  

In addition to symbolizing eternal love, eternity rings are also symbolic of an unbreakable love.  A “full” eternity ring is set with stones all around the band, and can therefore never be broken in order to be resized.  It must be bough to fit.  In this way, more than a traditional wedding band, an eternity ring symbolizes an unbroken, continuous and precious love between spouses.  

Although there is no specific occasion on which to gift an eternity ring, it is a wonderful present for the first anniversary, the birth of a child, or any other special and meaningful event in the married life of spouses.  Whatever the occasion, the eternity ring carries a special meaning and will serve as a reminder of the love that is shared between the spouses.