Thursday, September 29, 2011

Contemporary & Timeless Trends in Eternity Bands

By Ann Daniels

The eternity ring gets its name because it combines two of the most meaningful pieces of eternal love symbolism surrounding the wedding ring. The first, that the circle of circle symbolizes eternity because it has no beginning and no end, and the second, the idea that diamonds are forever, meet to result in these rings, formed by a full circle of diamonds or other gems in the setting of your choice.

The different style possibilities for eternity rings are practically endless, as the metal color and type options, setting style, diamond grade, and diamond/precious stone combination allows eternity rings to be tailored to every individual.

Because eternity bands have to measure a specific carat weight and be available in different sizes, the diamonds that are chosen must add up to the right total carat weight, be uniformly sized, and all qualify for the desired color and clarity grades. This can be challenging depending on the number of diamonds needed to form the eternity band of that particular size.

Caring for eternity rings should be approached the same way one would clean and maintain any piece of fine jewelry; this is best left to professionals who will have the proper supplies and machines to clean your eternity bands and will check the condition of the ring and the security of each stone in its setting in the process. If you need to clean your diamond eternity band rings at home, simply wash it with liquid soap and warm water and wipe the ring with a soft cloth to remove moderate amounts of dirt and oil buildup.

Although diamonds are the most frequently-seen stone in eternity rings, many other precious gems are appearing in eternity rings as custom pieces, birthstone rings, and modern, stylish, very eye catching fashion jewelry for the truly trend conscious wearers in search of a favorite stone. Emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and different colors like pink and yellow sapphires and black diamonds are all growing in popularity.

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