Eternity Rings


    If you care and treat your precious jewellery well it will bring you pleasure for many years to come.  We recommend that you have your jewellery professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year but are also some simple things that you can do at home to help your precious jewellery look its very best for even longer.  Here ae our top tips for caring for your jewellery:  

    1. Always store pieces of jewellery separately 

    Different gemstones have different hardness and can easily scratch or knock each other if stored together so think about how you store items of jewellery.    

    Keeping your pieces of jewellery in separate soft-lined compartments is the ideal method of storage so try to keep the boxes and packaging that it came in as this is the easiest and often the best way to protect your jewellery from dust and damage.  This will not prevent silver from oxidising, so possibly consider storing items in airtight bags to minimise this, while silica gel packs will absorb moisture and sulphur in the air that can cause jewellery to lose its shine. All Jewellery should always be stored away from direct sunlight, damp, and extremes of heat or cold. 

    Wrap gold, silver, precious and semi-precious items in acid-free tissue or cotton to keep them away from dust and moisture. Take extra care with pearls, which are soft and vulnerable to scratches and other damage. Always ensure that any fastenings are closed so items do not tangle or catch each other. 

    1. Wear with care 

    When getting dressed always put your jewellery on last so that your clothes do not catch on it. Apply makeup and hairspray first so that these do not contaminate your jewels, making sure to let everything dry before adding the finishing touches. When your hair is being styled, remove earrings so that they are not caught on combs or brushes and avoid pearl earrings or necklaces if you are having hair coloured, as the chemicals can cause discolouration; remove rings and bangles when having your nails manicured. 

    Be especially careful to remove jewellery before doing any manual work, including housework, as it can be damaged by knocks and household cleaners. Diamond rings in particular may be chipped by a hard blow. 

    1. Beware contamination 

    Some chemical agents and even water can cause discoloration and tarnishing of jewellery. Soap, cosmetics, cooking grease, and natural skin oils can dull any jewellery and should also be avoided. If your jewellery does come into contact with water, or any chemicals, use a dry soft tissue or towel to gently pat them dry.  Household cleaners, chemicals in makeup, hair products and perfumes can all tarnish or damage jewellery. 

    When handling diamonds, other gemstones and pearls touch them with your fingers as little as possible, as this will avoid the natural oils from your skin dulling and damaging them.  In addition, water can damage the threading or setting of jewellery; so avoid getting threaded pearls or beaded jewellery wet, and never wet antique items without getting specialist advice first.  

    1. Gentle cleaning 

    We highly recommend that you occasionally gently clean your jewellery to remove any oils, dust or contamination.  If you are not sure how fragile a piece is, always err on the side of caution and use simple, non-abrasive materials like soap and water, with a soft toothbrush. 

    Be careful not to rub or to over-handle your jewellery. Silver-dip type cleaners should only be used to clean silver jewellery, which must be rinsed and dried thoroughly afterwards. Gold, platinum and gemstone jewellery can be cleaned using specialist jewellery cleaners, as appropriate. 

    1. Make sure that  your jewellery is insured 

    The future cannot be predicted and no matter how well you care for your jewellery like any item it can be liable to damage, theft or accidental loss.  Ensuring that your jewellery is insured not only protects you from the financial repercussions of having to replace or repair that beautiful diamond engagement ring, it gives you peace of mind.   

    1. Visit a professional jeweller at least once a year 

    If in doubt, seek professional advice rather than experimenting. We offer an expert jewellery cleaning service, and suggest that you bring your jewellery to us at least once a year as some pieces of jewellery can be especially delicate or require a specialist’s touch.  We believe that all jewellery benefits from being cleaned and inspected professionally; dirt, marks, blemishes or scratches acquired through age or everyday wear can easily be removed to return a treasured piece to its former glory. It also gives us the chance to check your precious jewellery for any damage that you may not have noticed. 


    An Eternity Ring was traditionally given to mark a special anniversary or time in your life together, but many couples now give Eternity Rings to show their undying love for each other and the strength of their relationship.  So, what better way to show your wife, girlfriend or loved one just how much they mean to you this Christmas than with the perfect gift of love – a stunning Eternity Ring. 

    Here at Reve Diamonds we appreciate that purchasing a diamond Eternity Ring as a Christmas present for your loved one is a significant investment, both in terms of time, money and emotion. There are many factors to consider so to help you make an informed decision, here is a short guide to all that you need to know about eternity rings. 

    What is an Eternity Ring and what does it symbolise? 

    The Eternity Ring has been given as the symbolism of commitment and eternal love since as far back in history as 2,000 BC.  

    An Eternity Ring, sometimes called an Infinity Ring, is traditionally designed from a continuous band of precious metal set with a line of identically cut diamonds. This continuous band is said to symbolise the unbroken bond of a relationship of two people going through the journey of life as one.   It is also said to symbolise the circle of life, and was often given after the birth of a couple's first child.  Whatever you interpretation of its meaning, giving an Eternity Ring means more than giving just a piece of beautiful jewellery, with this ring you are giving your heart to someone as the ring symbolises everlasting love and devotion. 

    The History of the Eternity Ring 

    The tradition of giving an Eternity Ring dates back over 4,000 years when the very first Eternity Rings were carved out of natural materials such as bone, beads or metal.  It is widely believed that the first Eternity Rings were worn by the Ancient Egyptians. They did not necessarily give this ring to mark a special occasion or anniversary, but rather as a symbol of the circle of eternity and everlasting love, as it is suggested by historians that this ring originated as a representation of the Ancient Egyptian symbol Ouroboros which is a snake swallowing its own tail to form a full circle.    

    In what order should you wear your engagement, wedding and eternity ring? 

    The Eternity Ring is most usually worn on the left-hand ring finger. Although of course this is not set in stone, for many couples the Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring and Eternity Ring Infinity Ring are worn on the same finger. The Eternity Ring is placed between the Wedding Band and Engagement Ring, but again this is ultimately down to personal preference. 

    Which style of Eternity Ring should you pick? 

    As an Eternity Ring is most usually worn on the same finger as the Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring, one of the most important factors to  consider when choosing an Eternity Ring to give to your loved one this Christmas is whether it will fit with current or future wedding sets.   

    Eternity Rings are available as both full and half rings. A full eternity ring will have diamonds set all the way around the band without a starting point or an ending point.  Alternatively you can also choose to have your Eternity Ring in a half style, which only has the stones going across the top of the band.  Half Eternity Rings are usually easier to create and size, consequently making them more affordable. Next consider the setting. We offer a wide selection of beautifully crafted Eternity Rings in a wide variety of settings including channel, claw, micro, pave or grain set designs:  

    channel setting is a ring without a centre stone. Channel Eternity Rings feature one or more rows of diamonds set side by side without separation in sections of precious metal, giving a smooth finish and maximum sparkle.  

    The claw setting is where the diamonds on the eternity ring are held in place with a claw shaped type of binding. Usually, three, four or six prongs are soldered onto the ring, and the jewel is then mounted onto the ring. Unlike the smooth metal edge on a channel setting, the stones in a half prong eternity ring and full prong eternity ring often feature. 

    Pavé Setting - a full  or half pavé Eternity Ring  is a setting that features small diamonds very close together, with almost no visibility of the metal prongs holding the stones in place. The word pavé comes from the French word, "to pave", and means your Eternity Ring is literally paved with diamonds giving it a textured surface and the illusion that the ring has a surface of jewels. 

    Once you have decided on the style of the Eternity Ring which you wish to choose for your loved one, you need to consider the metal.  18k white gold Eternity Rings are beautifully timeless and can easily complement existing jewellery. Though 18k yellow gold and platinum eternity rings are just as alluring. 

    We have a very wide selection of gorgeous Eternity rings but if you still cannot find what you are looking for, or you want something more special, then we offer a bespoke design service.  Our team of jewellery experts and master craftsmen will make your vision a reality with helpful guidance on everything from styles to setting type. 

    Can a diamond eternity ring be resized? 

    For many purchasing an Eternity Ring as a surprise Christmas gift the question of size can be a tricky issue. What if you get the size of your chosen Eternity Ring wrong?  Well do not worry half Eternity Rings can be slightly adjusted around 1 - 2 sizes depending on the style.  A full Eternity Ring can be made larger or smaller. To increase a full Eternity Ring in size slightly, the ring needs to be thick enough to allow a small amount of metal from the inner surface to be polished out of the ring. The  only way to reduce the size of a full Eternity Ring is to add metal to the inner surface (small metal pips or balls) to fill out the ring making it more snug on the finger. 

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