Eternity Bands and Wedding Rings: What’s the Difference?

Eternity bands and wedding rings are often confused to being the same item. However, there are differences between the two ring styles ranging from design and construction to purpose. While wedding bands are traditionally exchanged as part of the ceremony, some couples do opt to use eternity rings instead. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to learn more about the differences between eternity bands and wedding rings.

Wedding Rings


wedding ringsTraditionally, wedding rings are used in the wedding ceremony. The rings are symbolic, representing an unbroken circle of love. During a ceremony, the wedding ring is placed on the ring finger of the bride by the husband and vice versa. For brides, the wedding ring typically matches the engagement ring. While most classic rings feature a plain band, contemporary rings often include diamond accents. For matched sets, the wedding band will directly match the engagement ring. However, many modern brides like to mix and match their ring styles. Additionally, many wedding rings include a notched base that allows the band to fit flush against the engagement ring. Some times, the wedding band and engagement ring are soldered together to prevent damage to either ring.

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Eternity Bandseternity bands

While wedding rings that include diamonds generally only wrap halfway around, eternity bands feature diamonds that go all the way around the band. Although many eternity bands feature round diamonds, these rings can be made with fancy shapes ranging form princess cut diamonds to emerald cut and more. Although wedding bands are generally used as part of the wedding ceremony, eternity bands are often used to celebrate sentimental moments such as an anniversary or the birth of a child. Eternity rings are incredibly versatile in that they can be worn  on their own or stacked with other types of rings. The never-ending circle of diamonds is meant to represent an everlasting love.

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Why Do People Buy Eternity Bands?

Why do people buy eternity bands? Eternity bands are purchased for reasons both logical and sentimental.

On the design side, people buy eternity bands for the way the rings look. Because the rings can turn around the finger, no matter which way the ring is facing, all you see if delectable sparkle. An eternity ring’s versatility is another popular feature; people appreciate that they can be worn on their own or stacked with other rings.

Jennifer Garner Stackable Eternity Rings
Jennifer Garner Stackable Eternity Rings

On the emotional side, eternity rings are very meaningful because they combine two classic symbols of everlasting love: the never-ending circle of the ring and enduring, beautiful diamonds.  Even the name emphasizes the concept of ‘forever’. This is why they are so perfect for commemorating important events in life, such as weddings, anniversaries, or the birth of a child.


We loved Jennifer Garner’s stackable eternity bands so much, we decided to recreate her look using rings from our own collection. Featured from top to bottom are: R2886, R2952, R2770 and RB0998. Jennifer’s designer look costs around $40,000! You can get her look for less at Adiamor for around $9,900!

Adiamor's eternity bands on hand
Stacked Eternity Bands.