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Eternity Rings

In the 1960s, DeBeers, one of the leading diamond mining conglomerates, wanted to increase diamond sales. They decided to focus on women who were married, and therefore already had an engagement and wedding ring. Their solution was to create the Eternity ring, which could be given as anniversary gifts.

The design includes a simple band with gemstones, usually diamonds, set all around it to represent eternal love. To accomplish this look, a channel setting is often used. Diamonds are set into two groves that are cut into the ring, which allows for the diamonds to be pushed flush against each other with no metal showing in between, adding to the appeal of the eternity setting. Traditional prong settings are sometimes used in more elaborately designed Eternity rings.

Because of their simple and elegant design, Eternity rings are easy to combine with outfits and are often timeless, adding another dimension to their name.


Quick Facts

  • Eternity rings often feature many smaller diamonds, allowing them to show off a lot of fire and scintillation yet also still remain relatively affordable
  • In half-eternity bands, only the top half of the ring is set with diamonds. Although they're less expensive, some might argue that this style does put the "eternal love" meaning into question
  • In the 1960s, DeBeers marketed the Eternity ring with the slogan, "She married you for richer or poorer. Let her know how it’s going"

Recommended Items at Auction

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Platinum and Diamond Ladies Eternity Band
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Platinum and Diamond Ladies Eternity Band
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$607 Bids
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Eternity Ring
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Eternity Ring
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD8005 Bids
Loree Rodkin 14K Gold and Diamond Eternity Band
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Loree Rodkin 14K Gold and Diamond Eternity Band
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$503 Bids
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Diamond Eternity Band
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Diamond Eternity Band
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD2,2002 Bids
18 K Cartier Diamond Eternity Band
Dec 17, 7:00 PM EST
18 K Cartier Diamond Eternity Band
by Tunicks Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $3,500
$6502 Bids
Platinum Diamond Eternity Band Ring
Dec 13, 11:00 AM EST
Platinum Diamond Eternity Band Ring
by Hampton Estate Auction
Est: $300- $400
$1502 Bids
Diamonique 14K Eternity Band
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
Diamonique 14K Eternity Band
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
4.90 CTW Diamond 14K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
Dec 05, 12:00 AM PST
4.90 CTW Diamond 14K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $9,840- $14,800
$11 Bid
4.90 CTW Diamond 14K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
Dec 06, 12:00 AM PST
4.90 CTW Diamond 14K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $9,840- $14,800
$11 Bid
2.00 CTW Diamond 18K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
Dec 04, 12:00 AM PST
2.00 CTW Diamond 18K White Gold Eternity Ring Band
by Estate Jewelry Auctioneers
Est: $3,500- $5,300
$11 Bid
FANCY PINK AND WHITE DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND
Dec 05, 6:00 PM PST
FANCY PINK AND WHITE DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND
by O'Gallerie
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$6001 Bid
FANCY YELLOW AND WHITE DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND
Dec 05, 6:00 PM PST
FANCY YELLOW AND WHITE DIAMOND ETERNITY BAND
by O'Gallerie
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5001 Bid
ZWEI ETERNITY-RINGE
Dec 10, 12:00 PM CET
ZWEI ETERNITY-RINGE
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
ETERNITY-RING
Dec 10, 12:00 PM CET
ETERNITY-RING
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €500- €1,000
€5000 Bids
An eternity ring with multi-coloured and heart-shaped gemstones - Germany
Dec 07, 2:00 PM CET
An eternity ring with multi-coloured and heart-shaped gemstones - Germany
by Neumeister
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€8500 Bids
An eternity ring decorated with emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1970s
Dec 07, 2:00 PM CET
An eternity ring decorated with emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1970s
by Neumeister
Est: €2,500- €3,000
€2,4000 Bids
An eternity ring decorated with rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1970s
Dec 07, 2:00 PM CET
An eternity ring decorated with rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1970s
by Neumeister
Est: €2,300- €2,700
€2,2000 Bids
An eternity ring decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1980s - 1990s
Dec 07, 2:00 PM CET
An eternity ring decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds - Germany, 1980s - 1990s
by Neumeister
Est: €1,000- €1,300
€8000 Bids
Bezel-Set Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gold 1.0
Dec 04, 12:00 AM PST
Bezel-Set Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gold 1.0
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,300- $3,560
$5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Eternity Rings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

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Estate Jewelry Auctioneers

Hampton Estate Auction

Hampton Estate Auction

Bonhams

Bonhams