Gold eternity rings symbolise lasting love between two people. The precious metal and the eternity ring design are a sign of a strong bond that both parties want to last forever.
What is an eternity ring?
An eternity ring is a round ring with diamonds or other precious stones set all of the way or sometimes part of the way around the ring. The circular quality of the ring symbolises a love with no ending and a long and happy life together. The precious metal that it is made out of and precious stones that are set in it represent how much the couple cherish each other. An eternity ring can be made out of any precious metal including silver or platinum but it is most commonly made out of gold.
You could have your eternity ring made out of either yellow or white gold depending on what stones you want to set in it. White diamonds are the traditional stones used for an eternity ring but many jewellers offer alternatives in the form of garnets, amber, sapphires, rubies and many others. To sum, there are many different options for the design of and materials used for your eternity ring. Whether you would like to go the traditional route; a gold ring with white diamonds set all the way around; or design a ring to your own liking and budget, the choice is yours.
You could choose a solid gold or platinum eternity ring or you could get a metal ring with gold plating. The different is, of course, in the quality and cost. You might, at some point, have to get a gold plated ring re-plated because of wear and tear. You must be sure that if you are designing your own, the jeweller you choose sets the stones in properly to prevent them falling out accidentally.
When to buy an eternity ring
Traditionally, a gold eternity ring is bought by a husband for his wife on their 25th wedding anniversary to symbolise how far they have come and how strong their bond is. However, there are new traditions emerging where a husband will present his wife with an eternity ring on their first wedding anniversary symbolising the journey they have only just begun to take. Another tradition is where a husband will present his wife with an eternity ring on the birth of their first child. Some people believe that the eternity ring should be presented on either the birth of the first child or the first wedding anniversary, whichever comes first. Yet other people use eternity rings as wedding or engagement rings.
Although tradition dictates certain terms and conditions for giving eternity rings, you can decide when you would like to make the gesture of giving your partner a symbol of your eternal love. Whenever you choose to give it, whatever design you choose and whatever materials you would prefer to use, an eternity ring is a personal gesture from you to the partner you love.
Where to buy your eternity ring
There are many reputable, well known jewellery designers and sellers who have a range of eternity rings on offer made from different material, with different stones and in different designs. Many jewellers offer options for you to make your own design. Some jewellery companies who offer a range of eternity rings include:
- Diamond Corporation South Africa
- Galaxy and Co.
- Sequioa Fashion Jewellery
- Diamond Select
- Arthur Kaplan Jewellers
- Browns Jewellers
- Mark Solomon Jewellers
- Uwe Koetter Jewellers
- Philip Zetler Jewellers
- Jenna Clifford Designs
- Point Jewellery Exchange
- Heart Jewellers
- Deonne le Roux Jewellers
- Charles Greig Jewellers
You should always look for a reputable jeweller where you will be sure of finding a good quality eternity ring. To avoid a ring that will not pass the test of time, make sure that you use a good jeweller, choose the right materials and make sure the ring is put together properly, if you are designing your own.