You’re planning to buy a ring. You’ve been looking at engagement, wedding, promise and eternity rings and you’ve come to the conclusion that an eternity ring can double as a ring for your engagement and as a wedding band. You’ve also discovered that a full or half eternity ring is mostly about diamonds. In fact a band can have as many as 40 or 50 small to medium diamonds in one ring, and a half eternity ring will have a minimum of three to five or more diamonds.
It doesn’t seem to matter if you select a white gold eternity ring or a silver or gold band as the base metal into which the gemstones are set, the biggest decision will be the stones, the diamonds or the emeralds (if you prefer a green emerald or a combination of diamonds and emeralds alternating around the band) or a ruby eternity ring (also usually with alternating diamonds between the red gems). No matter what style or combination of stones or settings or metals, it’s about the diamonds. And unless you’ve decided to go with a cubic zirconia ring (or cz ) your purchase of an eternity ring is going to be one of the major purchases of your life, not only because of the financial investment but because of the emotional and sentimental value this purchase will carry for you and another special person for the rest of your lives.