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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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LADY'S 14K WHITE GOLD ETERNITY BAND
Feb 25, 11:00 AM EST
LADY'S 14K WHITE GOLD ETERNITY BAND
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $700- $900
$3501 Bid
Art Deco Old Cut Diamond Full Eternity Ring Size Q (58)
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
Art Deco Old Cut Diamond Full Eternity Ring Size Q (58)
by Intervendue
Est: $2,800- $3,800
$1,0001 Bid
.925 Sterling Silver Set of Three Stackable Austrian Crystal Eternity Bands
Feb 28, 9:00 PM EST
.925 Sterling Silver Set of Three Stackable Austrian Crystal Eternity Bands
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $220
$1000 Bids
0.16 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Eternity Ring
Feb 22, 8:00 AM PST
0.16 Ctw SI2/I1 Diamond 14K Yellow Gold Eternity Ring
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,000- $1,100
$5000 Bids
Garnet Eternity Band Stackable Ring 14K White Gold 1.00
Feb 22, 8:00 AM PST
Garnet Eternity Band Stackable Ring 14K White Gold 1.00
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,370- $1,850
$5000 Bids
Diamond Eternity Wedding Ring Band 14K White Gold 0.51c
Feb 22, 8:00 AM PST
Diamond Eternity Wedding Ring Band 14K White Gold 0.51c
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,350- $4,000
$5000 Bids
Aquamarine and Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gol
Feb 22, 8:00 AM PST
Aquamarine and Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gol
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,470- $1,750
$5000 Bids
Garnet and Diamond Semi-Eternity Channel Ring 14k White
Feb 22, 8:00 AM PST
Garnet and Diamond Semi-Eternity Channel Ring 14k White
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,370- $1,850
$5000 Bids
Diamond and Citrine Eternity Ring Guard Band 14K White
Feb 23, 8:00 AM PST
Diamond and Citrine Eternity Ring Guard Band 14K White
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,180- $3,850
$5000 Bids
Champagne Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Rose Gold (
Feb 23, 8:00 AM PST
Champagne Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Rose Gold (
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,950- $2,500
$300 Bids
2.21 Ctw SI2/I1 Citrine And Diamond 14K White Gold Eter
Feb 23, 8:00 AM PST
2.21 Ctw SI2/I1 Citrine And Diamond 14K White Gold Eter
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,300- $3,600
$5000 Bids
Eternity Diamond and Garnet Ring Band 14k White Gold 2.
Feb 24, 8:00 AM PST
Eternity Diamond and Garnet Ring Band 14k White Gold 2.
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $6,600- $7,920
$5000 Bids
Antique style Style Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Y
Feb 24, 8:00 AM PST
Antique style Style Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Y
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,850- $2,420
$5000 Bids
0.15 Ctw Diamond 14k White Gold Eternity Band Ring
Feb 24, 8:00 AM PST
0.15 Ctw Diamond 14k White Gold Eternity Band Ring
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,360- $1,760
$5000 Bids
Champagne Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Rose Gold 0
Feb 24, 8:00 AM PST
Champagne Diamond Eternity Ring Band in 14k Rose Gold 0
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,350- $4,000
$5000 Bids
Diamond and Aquamarine Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gol
Feb 24, 8:00 AM PST
Diamond and Aquamarine Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gol
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,800- $2,360
$5000 Bids
Eternity Diamond and Amethyst Ring Band 14k White Gold
Feb 26, 8:00 AM PST
Eternity Diamond and Amethyst Ring Band 14k White Gold
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,600- $3,920
$5000 Bids
Channel Set Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gold 1
Feb 25, 8:00 AM PST
Channel Set Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k White Gold 1
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $3,800- $4,760
$5000 Bids
Peridot and Diamond Eternity Anniversary Ring Band 14k
Feb 25, 8:00 AM PST
Peridot and Diamond Eternity Anniversary Ring Band 14k
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $1,850- $2,020
$5000 Bids
Fancy Yellow Canary Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k Whit
Feb 25, 8:00 AM PST
Fancy Yellow Canary Diamond Eternity Ring Band 14k Whit
by Papps Family Liquidation.com
Est: $5,200- $6,640
$5000 Bids
An early 20th century old-cut diamond fu
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
An early 20th century old-cut diamond fu
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £500- £700
£4000 Bids
A brilliant-cut diamond full eternity ri
Feb 23, 10:00 AM GMT
A brilliant-cut diamond full eternity ri
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Eternity Rings


Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

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Simrit Collection

Martel Maides

Martel Maides

Cadmore Auctions

Cadmore Auctions