What Is an Eternity Ring?

Updated April 17, 2017

As with most rings, eternity rings signify love and devotion. Eternity rings may be used as wedding rings, celebration rings and promise rings. Eternity rings are becoming an increasingly popular choice for promise rings with young unmarried couples. Young couples, typically in high school and college, present one another with eternity rings to symbolise their love and commitment to one another and their devotion to the relationship.


Much like wedding and anniversary bands, eternity rings are a symbolism of eternal love. Eternity rings are commonly used as wedding bands. However, eternity rings are also used to mark a monumental event in a relationship. The rings may commemorate 10-year anniversaries (or longer), wedding vow renewals, the birth of a child and overcoming illnesses are all suitable reasons.

Traditional Eternity Rings

Traditional eternity rings are the most common type of eternity ring on the market. These eternity rings are studded with diamonds throughout the band, forming a full circle. Traditional eternity rings are often referred to as "full" eternity rings because these rings are fully lined with diamonds.

Half Eternity Rings

Don't be fooled by the name, half eternity rings are just as luxurious as traditional eternity rings. Half eternity rings are studded with diamonds only throughout the top face of the ring, exposing the metal band throughout the remaining parts of the ring. Half eternity rings are a popular choice amongst young couples because of its modern design.


The traditional stone to be set in an eternity ring is a diamond. However, as eternity rings are becoming increasingly popular amongst young budget-minded couples, eternity rings are now being set with more affordable stones. Eternity rings are now set with simulated diamonds, brightly coloured cubic zirconia stones and natural gemstones.

Price Range

Due to stone and metal differentiations, eternity rings are available in all price points. The price of an eternity ring is directly tied to quality. If you want a 24-carat white gold eternity ring with flawless diamonds, expect to pay more than £1,300. However, if you are willing to forgo quality in exchange for savings, you can purchase an eternity ring for considerably less. On a general scale, the prices for eternity rings begin at £19 and top off in the range of £2,600.

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Based in the countryside of New York, Jazmin Espinal has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008. When writing for the Studio, Espinal excels on creating content in the topics of home decor, business development, time management, health and personal care.