The Meaning & Tradition of Diamond Eternity Rings

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Diamond Eternity Rings

If you are looking for a beautiful gift for the partner in your life then you might want to think about an eternity ring. These stunning rings are often given to a partner to commemorate an important occasion in their relationship, such as a wedding anniversary or the birth of a child but they can also be given simply as a token of eternal love.

A Long History

Diamond eternity rings actually have a long and interesting history. These precious items date back almost 4,000 years when male ancient Egyptians would present them to their wives as a token of love – historically, eternity rings were designed as a snake consuming its own tail which is commonly used to represent eternity and known as “ouroboros”. Eternity rings are also often symbolic of the circle of life which is why they are often given after the birth of a child. In today’s day and age, you can find attractive male eternity rings too.

Style

So, what makes these different to ordinary diamond rings? Diamond eternity rings have diamonds or gems that go the entire way around the ring’s band (but you can get “half eternity rings” that go halfway round). Diamonds are not the only option and people often opt for precious stones such as emerald, sapphire and ruby and they can come in a variety of precious metals. This makes them highly luxurious which is part of what makes them such as an excellent gift for your other half and places like FHinds carry a wide range of stunning diamond eternity rings to look through.

How to Wear One

Traditionally, an eternity ring is worn on the fourth finger on the left hand. This is, of course, the wedding ring finger in many countries but many people wear an eternity ring in addition to a wedding band (and sometimes an engagement ring too). The reason that this finger is commonly used for romantic rings is that it was previously (incorrectly) believed that this finger had a vein that ran directly to the heart named Vena Amores (Latin for the vein of love).

Eternity rings are a special gift for your partner because they symbolise eternal love but also because they can be such a stunning piece of jewellery. They have a long and interesting history dating back to ancient Egypt and there are now all kinds of different variations and styles to choose from so it should not be hard to find one which your partner will adore and proudly wear on their finger.