Eternity rings are steeped in tradition and style. Their history can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt but their design is very much modern in appearance. Like all fashion accessories and garments, styles change with the seasons and what was popular ten years ago has been replaced with the latest fashion. Whereas yellow gold dominated the jewellery market throughout much of the 1990’s and many years before, white gold, particularly platinum is now the must have precious metal and the way it compliments any outfit is most probably the main reason for its rise.
The difference between the two styles couldn’t be further apart. Yellow gold is rather bold at first glance, it catches the eye with its dazzling colour against gleaming gemstones such as rubies, sapphires and of course diamonds. Platinum is somewhat different, although maybe not as impactful as yellow gold at first look, platinum’s beauty lies in the fact that it maybe isn’t as loud and its splendour is far more subtle but equally as stunning.
One of the main reasons that platinum has grown in popularity is not only due to the luxurious perception that consumers have of it, but is the way it works so well with many gemstones particularly diamonds. A beautiful platinum finish complements diamonds superbly as if the two were made to go together. As the famous saying goes ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ and we have seen this year that does indeed seem to be true. Diamonds are a far more popular choice amongst alternative gemstones; however sapphires, emeralds and rubies still have a place in the heart of many in particular those who share the month of birth with that birth stone.
Although beautiful in design, the symbolic meaning behind eternity rings should never be forgotten. This is where eternity rings really set themselves apart from other pieces of jewellery. With their history dating back as far as ancient Egypt and the traditional meaning of eternal love means the giving of an eternity to a loved one is truly significant event.
With such a sentimental meaning attached to the purchase of an eternity ring it is important that the ring you choose for your loved one is just as beautiful in style as it is in meaning. The symbolic importance to love forever means the eternity ring you choose should aim to be just as stylish as it is now for decades to come.
Author Bio- This article was written by Charlie Morley on behalf of Just Eternity one of the largest manufactures of eternity rings in the UK who offer their exclusive range of in house eternity rings via their online store with a variety of rings to suit all tastes.