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Emerald Elegance: Exploring the Beauty of Eternity Rings

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Eternity rings, symbolise a lasting bond between you and your loved one. But what exactly do they mean, and why are they so popular? In this post, we will delve into all the must-know facts behind eternity rings and explore the elegance of emeralds in adding a pop of colour to these timeless pieces.

 

What Colour Should an Eternity Ring Be?

A common question we receive is what colour should your eternity ring be? And the answer is, there is no right or wrong colour! Your eternity ring can be fashioned in any gemstone or diamond that your heart desires. Today, we will be talking about green eternity rings through the beauty of emeralds. In ancient times, emeralds, much like rubies, were considered to embody love in its fullest form. Even delving into the colour green, which represents vitality and new beginnings, it’s no wonder emeralds have strong connotations of eternal love. In Egyptian mythology, emeralds are symbols of immortality and rebirth. Therefore, there couldn’t be a better pairing than emeralds and an eternity ring, a true representation of an infinite bond, that goes beyond just a name. Feeling inspired? Check out our alluring range of emerald and diamond eternity rings, and see which one speaks to your heart.

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What is the Meaning of Eternity Rings?

It is essential to understand the meaning of eternity rings, including their significance and popularity. Eternity rings represent a forever bond between you and your loved one, traditionally symbolised by a band featuring a full row of diamonds, signifying endless love with diamonds that have no endpoint. However, a recent trend has emerged with half-eternity rings, where diamonds adorn only the face of the band. Some wearers find this design more comfortable between the fingers, as opposed to the potentially uncomfortable full eternity band, but this completely depends on the wearer. Check out our extensive selection of full and half-eternity rings on our website.

What is the significance of an eternity ring?

So, when did eternity rings first come about? Well, impressively they can be traced back 4,000 years to the ancient Egyptians who gifted them as a token of eternal life and love. In fact, the most significant eternity ring in this time was a design depicting a snake eating its tail, known as the ‘ouroboros’. The devouring of its tail represented the infinite cycle of life and death. The 1960’s was the year in which the eternity ring gained popularity and began to be widely sought after, with many jewellers far and wide encompassing eternity rings in their marketing campaigns which contributed to the adoption of these beautiful pieces. Fast forward to today, the eternity ring has kept their romantic value of a forever promise, and they are most commonly gifted to partners to commemorate a milestone such as 5th or 10th anniversaries. As well as this, there has been a rise in eternity rings being gifted as promise rings before an engagement. This is due to the similarities in meaning between the two rings of a promise of everlasting, infinite love. Are you looking for the perfect piece to commemorate your relationship? Why not check out our Yellow Gold Emerald and Diamond Eternity Ring to really wow your partner.

To wrap up this blog, if you’re looking for a way to commemorate your forever love then there is no better gift than an eternity ring. And if you’re looking to incorporate love and loyalty in its purest form, then an eternity ring adorned with emeralds is the way to go. At Hancocks, our expert team are on hand to ensure you walk away with a ring that you will treasure for life. Book an appointment with us today!