An eternity ring, in some places better known as an infinity ring, is a symbol of everlasting love.
Traditionally, eternity rings are given from a husband to his wife, usually after many years of marriage, perhaps to mark a significant anniversary or other special occasion. It comes after a wedding, almost as a reminder that their love is everlasting and as strong as ever.
But, times are changing. Many couples today choose never to marry, and an eternity ring can be given in place of a wedding band or engagement ring as a symbol of the couple's commitment to each other.
Friends can even share eternity rings, to show everlasting commitment, and there's nothing to stop you buying yourself this special piece of jewellery, because if you can't love yourself forever, who can?
When it comes to shopping for eternity rings, there is plenty of choice on the market. Traditional eternity rings are a simple gold band, set with small, identical diamonds all the way around.
A half-eternity ring is similar, with the diamonds only going halfway around the band. But, eternity rings nowadays come in many different styles, colours, and precious metals.
At JewelStreet, we showcase the work of over 200 designers, eternity rings included, so let's take a look at some of the best.
Halo Eternity Ring In Silver - Elinor Cambray Jewellery £300
If you are looking for a less traditional eternity ring, this recycled silver ring set with six faceted gemstones could be ideal. This halo eternity ring has a modern feel, but still carries the traditional message of an eternity ring. It’s a striking ring that quickly catches the eye and would look magical next to a plain wedding band.
Elinor Cambray handcrafts her contemporary pieces from her studio in the shadows of Salisbury Cathedral. She drawers inspiration from nature, botanical forms, and textures and uses recycled materials wherever possible.
18kt Yellow Gold Round Cabochon Eternity Ring With Ruby & Blue Sapphire - Tresor £480
This 18kt Yellow Gold band set with stunning blue and ruby sapphires is breathtaking. A colourful twist on a classic eternity ring, this is the perfect choice for a lady that likes to make bold statements with her jewellery choices. This ring is majestic all on its own but could also be the focus of a ring stack to make an impression.
Trésor's designer Puja Bordia is passionate about jewellery design. Teaming classic and contemporary to create eye-catching pieces, Trésor has designed jewellery for some of today's hottest women.
18kt Rose Gold Caresse Ruby Eternity Ring - Mara Hotung £600
This 18kt Rose Gold ring fully set with delicate ruby stones is both simple and gorgeous. It catches the eye, without being too flashy, and sits delicately on the finger, perfect on its own, or as part of a stack.
Mara Hotung is a trained gemmologist and has been fascinated by stones for over 20 years. Mara says, "I like designs that are classic and timeless. I want my creations to be remembered not only for unusual stones or colour combinations but also their simple designs and dual function." Which certainly shows in her collections.
Gold & Diamond Eternity Ring - XISSJEWELLERY £840
This 14kt gold eternity band is set with two tones of diamonds, white and champagne, which help it to catch the light and give the appearance of change as you move — a breathtaking design which mixes classic glamour with modern style.
Kathleen Markwick, head designer at XISSJEWELLERY creates jewellery with a relaxed style and contemporary designs that deliciously mix fashion and fine jewellery.
18kt White Gold Full Eternity Ring With Round-Cut, Claw-Set Diamonds - AG & Sons £979
This stunning 18kt white gold full eternity ring, claw set with delightful naturally mined conflict free round Diamonds, has texture and grace. It will look perfect on your love finger, either alone or with other rings.
AG & Sons have over 50 years of experience ethically sourcing precious metals and gemstones to create tasteful fine fashion jewellery and stunning rings.
White Gold Eternity Ring - Heidi Vornan £3,068
This black diamond ring takes a classic full eternity ring and gives it a modern twist with close-set black diamonds and a milgrain edge. It's classic. It's romantic. And it's a little bit rock and roll.
Finland-based, Heidi Vornan, known as the Finnish Queen of Metal, is an expert in taking classic designs and giving them an edgy rock and roll feel.
18kt Rose Gold Handcrafted Italian Eternity Band Ring - JONA £845
Handcrafted in Italy, this divine 18kt Rose Gold band is twisted and set with black and white diamonds. It's different, but timeless, a feminine design that will really stand out.
Alex Jona's designs are entirely handcrafted using traditional Italian methods. Alex takes pride in travelling to source the best materials and stones and pays careful attention to every aspect of the creation of his jewellery.
Blue Sapphire Full Eternity Ring In 18kt White Gold - Verifine London £495
This intensely blue sapphire full eternity ring with stunning 18kt white gold is colourful, smooth, and exquisite.
Husband and wife team Neil and Wendy Duckworth work together at Verifine London, using modern techniques and high-quality materials to create showstopping pieces.