For stacking, layering, going solo, or even dangling from a matching chain, eternity bands are one of the most surprisingly versatile pieces of jewelry around. For an engagement ring she’ll brag about forever, or an anniversary gift she’ll be speechless over, it’s something she can wear in an endless variety of beautiful ways.
This vintage diamond ring was handcrafted around 1960. It features 33 princess-cut diamonds set in platinum on a size 7 band. Each of the diamonds measures approximately 2 x 2 x 1.6 mm and together, they weigh an about 1.75 carats total. This ring weighs 4.4 grams, the height measures 3.1 mm and the depth is 2.2 mm off the finger. It bears the hallmark, “PLAT”, “152”, and “PT 950”, as well as a maker’s mark. This glittering band is likely European.
One of my favorite parts of this job, besides wearing fabulous things, is the research behind it. The idea of the eternity ring dates back to ancient Egypt. The clever and mysterious Egyptians wore rings to represent eternity in life and in love. Archeologists have uncovered rings crafted of bone, reeds, and precious metals, with carvings, beads, and gems featured around the entirety of the band. The beautiful, romantic, and enticing eternity band never went out of favor, and saw a resurgence in the early 1900’s. There are eternity bands from the 1920’s I’ve had a hard time parting with! However, it was the 1970’s, when this ring was made, that saw this timeless design and brought it back to a newfound popularity, thanks to De Beers. They marketed small-cut stones and suddenly eternity rings became fashionable with the elite.
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