Diamond Eternity Rings: A Buying Guide

Diamond eternity rings are a timeless and beautiful symbol of everlasting love and commitment. These rings are typically encrusted with diamonds or other precious stones all the way around the band, representing an unbroken circle of love. In this guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about buying a diamond eternity ring, from choosing the right style to understanding the quality factors that affect its value.

Full eternity bands feature diamonds or other gemstones all the way around the band, while half eternity bands only have gemstones on the top half of the band.

When shopping for a diamond eternity ring, it's important to consider the four Cs of diamond quality: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. The color of a diamond is measured on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). The clarity of a diamond refers to the presence or absence of inclusions or blemishes, which can affect its overall appearance and value. The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions and angles, which affect its brilliance, fire, and scintillation. Finally, carat weight refers to the size of the diamond, with larger diamonds being exponentially more valuable.

Diamond eternity rings can be set in a variety of ways, depending on your preferences. Here is a list of the most common setting styles.

Pave Setting Style

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Pave setting is a popular choice for diamond eternity rings as it can be done in different styles, from classic to modern. In this setting, diamonds are set closely together, covering the surface of the band and creating a continuous seamless elegant band of sparkle. 

Small Tip: The pave setting style is great choice for those looking for a wedding band that offers a good sparkle and gemstone exposure, while still being a low-maintenance ring!

Single Prong Setting Style

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The single prong setting, also known as a floating diamond band, is a popular style for those who want to highlight the shape of the stones in their diamond eternity ring. With only one prong holding each stone in place, it creates a sleek and modern look. However, it's important to note that this setting style may not be the most secure option for those who lead an active lifestyle. 

Small Tip: This setting style highlights the diamonds and gives them a floating effect which makes it the perfect wedding band for a bridal set that is thirsty for diamond sparkles!

Shared Prong Setting Style

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The shared prong setting is a classic and elegant choice for an eternity ring. In this style, each diamond is held in place by two prongs that are shared between adjacent stones. This creates a continuous row of diamonds with minimal metal visibility, allowing for maximum sparkle and brilliance. The shared prong setting also offers good security and durability for the stones, as the prongs hold the diamonds tightly in place while also protecting them from damage. Overall, the shared prong setting is a timeless and sophisticated option for an eternity ring.

Channel Setting Style

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The channel setting is a popular choice for diamond eternity rings due to its clean, sleek appearance. The diamonds are set within a channel, creating a continuous line of sparkling gems around the band. This setting provides excellent protection for the diamonds, as the metal edges of the channel hold the stones securely in place. Additionally, because the diamonds are set flush with the metal, the ring is less likely to catch on clothing or other objects, making it a practical option for everyday wear.

Small tip: It is the perfect setting style for small diamonds as it allows you to own a beautifully daring & affordable wedding band.

Bezel setting Style

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The bezel setting is a popular choice for eternity bands as it provides a secure and protective setting for the diamonds. This style encircles the diamond with a thin band of metal, holding it securely in place while adding a smooth gold layer around the gemstone. The metal completely surrounds the diamond, making it less likely to snag on clothing or other objects. It's also a great choice for those with an active lifestyle, as the diamond is well-protected from damage. The sleek and modern look of a bezel setting can also complement a variety of styles and designs.

Small tip: White gold gives the diamonds an extra layer of white sparkle while yellow gold highlights the setting style and adds a vintage flare to the piece.

Sizing and Comfort:

When buying a diamond eternity ring, it's important to consider the size and comfort of the ring. Eternity rings are typically designed to fit snugly on the finger, so it's important to get an accurate measurement of your finger size before making a purchase. You may also want to consider the width of the band, as wider bands may feel heavier and less comfortable to wear over long periods of time.

Diamond eternity rings are a beautiful and timeless choice for anyone looking to symbolize their everlasting love and commitment. When shopping for an eternity ring, it's important to consider the style, diamond quality factors, setting options, and sizing and comfort. At NaturalGemsAtelier, we take pride in crafting unique and beautiful diamond eternity rings that are inspired by nature and handmade with care.