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March 1st, 2024

Exploring the Modern Eternity Ring

The eternity ring has long been a symbol of unending love and commitment. For centuries, these rings have been adorned with diamonds and precious stones, representing the unbreakable bond between two people. However, as we enter a new era of jewellery design, the traditional eternity ring has undergone a remarkable transformation. Today, modern eternity rings are a fusion of classic elegance and contemporary flair, featuring innovative designs and colourful gemstones that are bound to capture your heart.

At Banks Lyon, we are fascinated by jewellery design trends such as this, so we thought it interesting to explore the world of modern eternity rings here.

The Symbolism of the Modern Eternity Ring

The eternity ring is a timeless piece of jewellery that symbolises everlasting love and commitment. These rings are available in a range of designs but often incorporateplatinum eternity ring a row of diamonds, creating an unbroken circle of love. In modern times, it has evolved to become a celebrated milestone marker, often given as an anniversary gift.

At Banks Lyon, we understand that the eternity ring goes beyond just jewellery; it holds deep personal meaning, symbolising individual love stories and important life moments. It’s a luxurious and meaningful addition to any collection, meticulously designed to reflect the wearer’s style and personality. Our diamond eternity rings from Banks Lyon feature timeless designs and exceptional craftsmanship, symbolising enduring love and becoming cherished heirlooms for your family for generations.

Pictured right is the Platinum 1.25ct Cushion Cut Diamond Eternity Ring, which is a stunning example of the traditional design of these jewellery pieces.

Innovations in Craftsmanship

Eternity rings, long admired for their beauty and elegance, have evolved to suit modern tastes and fashion trends. Traditional designs with identical diamonds have given way to a variety of settings, metals, and gemstones. Contemporary touches include different stone cuts like princess, emerald, or marquise, replacing the traditional round shape. It’s intriguing to witness how these rings have adapted over time to match the wearer’s preferences while maintaining their luxurious allure.

While the traditional designs are still available (the Platinum 0.35ct Brilliant Cut Diamond Eternity Ring, below left), other, more contemporary designs are becoming much more popular (the 18ct Yellow Gold Ruby & Diamond Half Eternity Ring, below right).

platinum eterntiy ring gold and ruby eternity ring

Contemporary Design Trends

The desire for individuality and personal expression has led to a wide range of design trends in eternity ring craftsmanship. There is now a plethora of designs that have emerged to please a diverse array of tastes and preferences; let’s take a look:

  • Mixed Gemstones. Eternity rings with multiple gemstone varieties have become popular, allowing personalisation through colour and meaning. Some couples choose to add their birthstones to their eternity ring.
  • Varied Stone Cuts. There has been a shift from classic round to diverse shapes and cuts like princess, emerald, and marquise, which adds modernity.
  • Stackable Eternity Rings. There has been a huge trend in stacking rings, which grants flexibility and gives room for customisation.
  • Lab-Grown Diamonds. With advancements in technology, sustainable and affordably produced lab-grown diamonds are gaining popularity.

It’s important to note that trends do come and go, so we would not recommend selecting a ring based on what is currently trending. However, having a good understanding of what is popular and the options available (such as those above) can help you choose an eternity ring at the forefront of contemporary jewellery design.

Coloured Gemstones vs Classic Diamonds

As mentioned, there have been many changes to the most popular eternity ring styles over time. Previously, these rings were typically made with a classic arrangement of diamonds. The continuous loop of diamonds in the ring represented the timeless bond and elegance between partners. However, recently, contemporary trends have led to the integration of vibrant coloured gemstones in the ring design, allowing for a more customised expression of love. The use of sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other precious stones has added a unique flair and meaning to the endless circle of diamonds. This shift to coloured gemstone rings not only celebrates individuality but also embraces the unique story that each ring represents – here are a few examples available here at Banks Lyon:

Adding a Personal Touch to Your Eternity Ring

Banks Lyon’s bespoke jewellery design service offers you the opportunity to create a truly unique eternity ring that encapsulates your personal style and story. Our experienced jewellery designers work closely with you, listening to your ideas and inspirations and transforming them into refined sketches. With the aid of our revolutionary technology, we bring your vision to life with a stunning computer-generated impression of your customised ring for your approval.

We understand that your eternity ring is a symbol of your love and commitment, which is why we dedicate ourselves to crafting a one-of-a-kind piece that resonates emotionally with you. Whether you want to incorporate specific gemstones or design a one-off arrangement, our team is committed to creating an exclusive and luxurious eternity ring that will be treasured for a lifetime.

So, whether you are interested in designing a bespoke ring or you would like to know more about any of the pieces showcased here today, we would love to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using our handy Live Chat at the bottom right of our website. Alternatively, contact us via WhatsApp on 07751 807 041 to get help fast from our friendly and knowledgeable team. Finally, remember you can visit our stores in Lancaster or Kendal, where we will be more than happy to help you.

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