In-Depth Jewelry Design: Eternity and Stacking Bands
The eternity and stacking band designs have become popular styles in recent years. It’s important to consider characteristics of each style when you are designing your custom jewelry pieces.
The eternity band style has gemstones all the way around the ring. The more gemstones you have set on the band, the less you’ll fuss with the ring, trying to keep the gems on top.
The one downside with eternity bands is that the gemstones on the very bottom can pop out now and then due to the stress of having you lift, golf, clap your hands or other unnoticed things we do. Some brides choose an eternity band with a small sizing bar. This allows for easier sizing in the future, and if it’s on the bottom it protects the gemstones.
Stacking bands come in many different types. Since you are stacking multiple bands, you can use different gemstones, colors, and materials. When designing these bands using very small gemstones, you can create a super comfortable ring that you won’t even feel because it is low to the finger.
Before you commit yourself to this design style, be aware of the fact that the side-feel is more rough and thick. Some will have very sensitive fingers and the gems and settings really bother them. If you are going to use this style for daily wear make sure that the ring is sturdy, with plenty of metal. These are beautiful and tempting styles to wear, but some of them are designed for occasional wear and will break your heart by spending more time being fixed than by being worn. Have this style custom-made just for you.
When designing with this style for comfort, you’ll find that you can stack more rings because they are so thin. Many will regularly wear five stacked rings like this together and it looks great on them. It is often recommended to get them in pairs so that two of the same color can flank a central ring. You’ll always look wonderful in this style if you have pairs in the same color gemstones.