Born in the 60s, the eternity ring was designed to display one’s never ending love and commitment to another with glamorous starlets of Hollywood’s Golden Age bringing fame to the style. You may recall Marilyn Monroe’s platinum, 35 baguette-cut diamond band from baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Audrey Hepburn famously wore a pair of infinity bands in white and pink gold (a real-life Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment). And Grace Kelly was engaged with a ruby Cartier eternity ring.
Nowadays, the eternity ring provides more purpose than a dazzling wedding band or unique engagement ring. It has become known for marking special occasions such as anniversaries and is most donned by the Royals.
In 2019, Meghan Markle was gifted an eternity ring from Prince Harry to mark their one-year anniversary as well as the birth of their son, Archie. According to reports, Harry personally worked with jeweller Lorraine Schwartz for a yellow gold, pave set ring which on the underside featured the birthstones from the family of three. The stunning addition to her left hand was first spotted at Trooping the Colour 2019 by eagle-eyed fans.
With a mere two weeks before Valentine’s Day, take inspiration from the Monarchy for a gift that will never be forgotten. Whether you’re the gifter or giftee (hint hint, nudge nudge) it is easy to find a style that will stun. Firstly it is important to look to what jewellery is already worn, keep in mind whether she wears an engagement ring or wedding band, or if this will simply sit alone and serve as a promise ring.
For a classic look reminiscent to Markle’s, we suggest a fine yellow gold band with diamonds set in a claw design like this ring from the Hardy Brothers. Or draw inspiration from Marilyn Monroe with a platinum band or something entirely modern with rose gold.
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