Eternal Love: The Eternity Ring

Eternity rings are a symbol of everlasting love and commitment between two people.


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Oscar Heyman Brothers ruby and diamond eternity ring, circa 1970.
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Thursday 18th July 2019

Eternity rings are a symbol of everlasting love and an expression of the commitment between two people. Traditionally given to mark a significant milestone in a relationship such as an anniversary or the birth of a child, an eternity ring is a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Gem set rings first date back to 2000BC where they were given as a token of eternal love and life by the ancient Egyptians. These early examples of eternity rings were often simple bands of metal set with a stone. Others portrayed a snake swallowing its own tail – a common symbol used to represent eternity.

The precursor to the modern eternity ring was known as a ‘keeper’ ring, and was either a single band ring or a pair of matching rings worn on either side of the wedding ring to protect it from damage or loss. Most often keeper rings were plain bands, however during the middle part of the eighteenth century they began to appear set with a single row of matching gemstones.

In 1954 Marilyn Monroe received a baguette cut diamond eternity band as a combination engagement and wedding ring from Joe DiMaggio, fully throwing open the functionality of such rings. Today they are very diverse and can be worn on their own or stacked upon the finger. Coloured gemstone eternity rings are a stunning alternative to diamond eternity rings as they add colour and diversity as they can be worn alongside the engagement ring or on another finger or hand. Whether you decide on a ruby, sapphire, emerald or diamond eternity ring, you can be sure that you’ve made a beautiful choice at Berganza.

Here at Berganza we have a partnership with world renowned American Jeweller, Oscar Heyman Brothers and have a sample of rings which can be made bespoke for you in their New York workshop. Whether you’re seeking a classic diamond eternity band or a colourful unique gemstone eternity ring, we have a vast array of eternity rings that will ensure you find the perfect ring.

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Oscar Heyman Bros. marquise diamond ring, American, circa 1970.
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Oscar Heyman sapphire eternity ring berganza hatton garden
Oscar Heyman sapphire eternity ring, circa 1970.
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Vintage diamond eternity ring berganza hatton garden
Vintage diamond eternity ring, circa 1960.
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Ruby half eternity ring, circa 1950.
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Mauboussin diamond eternity ring, French, circa 1970.
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Vintage diamond and sapphire eternity ring berganza hatton garden
Vintage diamond and sapphire eternity ring, circa 1950.
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