THE HISTORY OF THE ETERNITY RING
While the popularity of eternity
rings is growing each year, their origin can be traced back to
around 4,000 years ago. Ancient Egyptians used them as tokens of
both eternal love and life.
The original eternity rings were very similar to the ones we
receive today. Some ancient designs also featured a snake devouring
its own tail, symbolising the circle of life and death.
Lost in the shadow of times for centuries, eternity rings
regained their popularity in the 60s, thanks to diamond merchants.
It all started with an agreement between diamond merchants and the
Soviet Union to purchase uncut diamonds from Russia.
Since those diamonds were small, diamond merchants came up with
the idea of mounting them in gold or platinum bands and advertised
them as gifts for husbands to give to their wives.
Nowadays, some women even choose to wear an eternity ring
instead of a traditional wedding band, while others wear an
eternity ring alongside their wedding band and engagement ring.