Eternity Rings: Their meaning and history
Eternity rings have been a traditional anniversary gift for decades. They are the definition of elegance, signifying eternal love between two people. But where did eternity rings originate from? What started the tradition? Read on to discover more about the meaning and history behind the eternity rings which we've all grown to love.
WHAT IS AN ETERNITY RING?
An eternity ring symbolises never-ending love between two people. In terms of design, an eternity ring typically consists of a continuous band of cut gemstones. Although there's no set rule as to when someone should receive an eternity ring, they tend to mark a particular milestone in a couple's life. Usually, a couple will exchange eternity rings once they've reached their ten year anniversary or longer.
WHAT DOES AN ETERNITY RING SYMBOLISE?
As mentioned previously, eternity rings are a symbol of eternal love - a promise of lifelong commitment. But it doesn't stop there. These rings also symbolise the circle of life. They are commonly given to a partner after the birth of a child; marking another journey of eternal love.
IS AN ETERNITY RING THE SAME AS A PROMISE RING?
As mentioned previously, eternity rings are a symbol of eternal love - a promise of lifelong commitment.
Both eternity and promise rings are symbols of eternal love and commitment, but the latter is usually given on special occasions, such as anniversaries or to mark a special event (for example - the birth of a child).
Promise rings, on the other hand, are usually given before marriage commitments have been made. They are a sign of mutual love and respect for one another; a sign of what's to come.
Although promise rings and eternity rings are given at different stages in life, the designs aren't too dissimilar. Both feature a continuous thin band of diamonds, resembling the neverending love between each other. The only difference between the appearance in both types of rings is that promise rings may hold a feature gemstone, in oppose to the linear design of an eternity ring.
THE HISTORY OF THE ETERNITY RING
While the popularity of etenity rings cotinues to grow, the origin can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians who used them as symbols of eternal love. Some original designs also feature a snake, eating it's own tail as a symbol of the circle of life.
Their popularity soared in the 60s thanks to diamond merchants and an agreements between diamond merchants and the Soviet Union to purchase uncut diamonds from Russia. Since these diamonds were so mall, they were mounted in gold or platinum bands to form diamond rings.
POPULAR ETERNITY RING STYLES
Eternity rings come in 'half' or 'full-eternity' styles. The type you choose will entirely depend on your budget and preferred design.
If you're looking for a luxurious, timeless piece of jewellery, an eternity ring is the perfect choice. Whether you choose a classic diamond design or make it extra special with a coloured gemstone such as sapphires or rubies, an eternity ring from Monica Vinader will be sure to add sparkle to your look. Shop our collection of timeless and elegant eternity rings today.
MONICA VINADER ETERNITY RINGS
At Monica Vinader, we offer a large selection of eternity rings designed to be worn alone or stacked with any ring style.
Our collection includes rings made from various precious metals, including sterling silver, gold, and rose gold eternity rings.
Experience has taught us that most ladies prefer to wear their eternity ring to complement their ring stack. For this reason, we focused on designing skinny eternity rings that celebrate elegance. For those who prefer originality, however, we also propose a range of teardrop-shaped eternity rings.
Said to represent a life-lasting commitment, our full-eternity rings are beautiful gifts for your beloved one, no matter the occasion.