Contemporary Eternity Rings
Let's chat about eternity rings. Reaching back to the 1960's when the idea first came into being, eternity rings are usually the next significant jewellery purchase after wedding rings. The idea of one continuous row of diamonds filling a band to represent never ending love it still a popular one, but there are so many modern takes on this idea. Hopefully my contemporary / modern eternity ring ideas might strike a note with you!
Classic eternity rings
One band with one row of diamonds is the classic! I'm still commissioned to make the classic eternity ring design and offer a range of options in 18ct gold, platinum, palladium and silver. View all my classic eternity ring designs.
Scattered modern / contemporary eternity rings
Scattered eternity rings are a little less formal and more contemporary. Finished with either a polished or matt finish, and diamonds scattered along the top section or filling the whole band, it's a modern classic. I make every design by hand so I can easily match the width, depth or shape of your existing rings to include the eternity ring in your own stacking rings. This particular eternity ring works really nicely alongside existing wedding and engagement rings. View all my scattered contemporary eternity rings.
Looped contemporary eternity ring – a Sue Lane 'classic'
Let's take a modern twist on the eternity ring and the meaning behind it. Never ending love means being together forever, and that is exactly the thinking behind my collection of linked eternity rings. This is one of my signature ring designs that I have made and evolved since 2001.
Two bands that are linked by the loop, enabling one ring to spin freely and one ring is soldered to the loop to keep the diamonds on top of the finger.
I love the symbolism that these eternity rings can represent. They can also work really well for a stand alone eternity ring on the right hand or alternative finger. Eternity rings no longer need be worn with the wedding and engagement ring.
Once again, I can be commissioned to make any design to suit you, with any number of diamonds in the loop, and width or number of bands, and any combination of polished or matt finishes too.
An alternative contemporary eternity ring
Here's another eternity ring design which breaks away from tradition and works really well. No longer does it need to be just small multiple diamonds to represent love and eternity. One larger, dominant diamond or other stone, represents love and being a singe unit. This contemporary eternity ring is a combination of silver and gold bands, linked and joined together forever, with a lovely single diamond.
I recently was asked to make an eternity ring for a client based on this idea of linking and joining the bands in a similar way. See example 17 on my jewellery commissioning page.
Contemporary eternity ring without diamonds
Another way to take a twist on tradition; a contemporary eternity ring with no diamonds at all. Keep it simple and clean with multiple bands linked together. The number of bands can represent members of the family, and that might simply be enough. Diamonds aren’t for everyone which is why I've designed these eternity rings without them.
This modern two tone 18ct gold Russian style wedding / eternity ring is my contemporary take on a classic three band ring linked and joined, and then looped to signify "forever".
This 18ct gold two band contemporary eternity ring is a popular choice, by combing white and yellow gold in one ring means the two-tone design gives so many options for wearing silver and gold coloured jewellery together, and the colours will sit perfectly.
Eternity ring on limited budget
If you have limited budget, there are still eternity ring options! This silver and gold two band eternity ring is simply beautiful, can be worn and every day and has the same importance and meaning.
Remodelling your eternity rings
Have you inherited sentimental family wedding and engagement rings? You could consider up-cycling / remodelling those. I can create any of my designs using your own precious stones and diamonds, and precious metal. Here's a lovey eternity ring using my client’s precious jewellery.
Just wanted to let you know, my ring arrived safely today. I'm absolutely thrilled with it. It's so special that it has a real story for me with diamonds from pieces I had stopped wearing, but that had strong sentimental value. I appreciate your patience with me to get it just right.
Thank you so much. I will recommend you without hesitation.LP-G
Chat with Sue about your eternity ring commission
Each and every design is made by me, Sue, in my rural Herefordshire jewellery studio. You are more than welcome to call and chat through your ideas and thoughts, and I welcome visitors by appointment – I'm also regularly in London so meeting up there is possible to! Do just get in touch and we can meet or chat soon!