The Ultimate Guide To Eternity Rings

The Ultimate Guide To Eternity Rings

Many people consider an eternity rings to be the ultimate romantic gift, symbolising everlasting love and devotion between a couple. But what is the true meaning and history of an eternity ring? Discover the significance of gifting a beautiful ring to your loved one with Shining Diamonds ultimate guide to eternity rings.

What is an Eternity Ring? 

An eternity ring, also known as an infinity ring, is traditionally a circular band made of precious metal with a line of identically cut diamonds or gemstones.

The History of Eternity Rings

The concept of gifting an eternity ring dates back to the Egyptian times, over 4,000 years ago. Whilst Egyptians did not necessarily use the rings to commemorate a special occasion, they were given as a token of love between couples. Egyptians believed that the love between a couple lived beyond the grave.

Early examples of the rings found were designed to mimic the image of a snake devouring its own tail – this is often referred to as Ouroboros, a common symbol used to represent infinity and wholeness.

When is an Eternity Ring Given?

Eternity rings are usually given at special occasions and milestones in the relationship of a couple.. The rings symbolise true eternal love and make great gifts for an elaborate valentines gift, anniversary or the birth of a child.

Eternity rings act as a reminder to cherish important moments in a couples life. Signifying not only the time spent together but the unending future. These can be passed down to families generation as heirlooms, this way they immortalise a couples love for each other.

Which Style Eternity Ring Should I Buy?

Deciding whether to purchase a full, 60% or a half eternity ring can be a difficult decision. With the great variety of designs, you are sure to find the perfect one for you.

Full Eternity Ring

Full eternity rings have diamonds or precious gemstones set in a continuous line around the band. The full diamond band is the most luxurious choice as it oozes opulence that glistens from every angle. Many people choose a full diamond ring as a special anniversary gift or to sit with a bridal set.

VOLANS Round Cut Full Diamond Eternity Band is a classic and timeless design that would look great on its own or with a bridal set. At Shining Diamonds you can customise the band’s thickness and colour to suit your preferences.



60% Diamond Eternity Rings

60% eternity rings have diamonds covering 3/4th of the band. Diamonds are only visible on the top to ensure great value and comfort. 60% diamond eternity rings come in a range of thick and thin bands along with various diamond cuts.

PAVO 60% Round cut Vintage Half Eternity Band is a beautiful vintage style ring with diamonds set in 3/4th diamonds set in.



Half Eternity Rings 

Half eternity rings have stones set across the top of the ring covering half of the band. Usually allowing for larger stones than the full eternity ring. Depending on the size of the stone they usually feature five, seven or nine gemstones.

LIBRA Round cut 7 Stone Diamond Eternity Ring features seven round cut diamonds which looks great worn alone or with another ring. At Shining Diamonds you can customise your diamonds by increasing the carat to suit your desires.



It is always important to remember the 4 C’s when purchasing an eternity ring: the cutthe claritythe colour and finally the carat. When buying any diamonds, no matter how big or small, make sure you always get a certificate as validation of your purchase.

At Shining Diamonds we have a range of beautifully unique eternity rings, all hand finished in Britain and can be customised to meet your preferences. For advice and support on selecting the perfect eternity ring for you, book an appointment at our Hatton Garden Store or contact our team on +44 (0) 207 404 7305.