Vintage Eternity Rings

Vintage eternity rings symbolise everlasting love. Whether you’re celebrating your first anniversary or your 50th, an eternity ring is a powerful way to show that your love will last forever. Gatsby Jewellery’s collection of vintage eternity rings fuse visual elegance and symbolism. We love vintage eternity rings because of their rich history; vintage eternity rings were popularised in the 1920s, but antique eternity rings have been around since the Pharos. With a long-spanning history paired with the symbolism of endless devotion, it’s clear to see why vintage eternity rings have been adored throughout the ages.  

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Vintage eternity rings are usually set with diamonds, the gem associated with being ‘forever’. However, vintage eternity rings can also be crafted with other precious stones such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Whilst vintage eternity rings can be worn on any finger, they are usually worn on the ring finger of the left hand.

In the Art Deco era, vintage eternity rings were a popular alternative to the traditional wedding ring – a trend that has lasted into the  21st century. Wearers of vintage eternity rings often stack them with other rings to create a striking, contemporary look.

Why are vintage eternity rings given?

Vintage eternity rings typically commemorate a special landmark: a wedding anniversary or the birth of a baby.

Which finger do I wear an eternity ring on?

It is believed that vintage eternity rings evolved from wedding rings and are therefore usually worn on the ring finger of the left hand.

How many carats should an eternity ring be?

The gems on a vintage eternity ring are usually small; the larger the gem, the wider the ring. A full eternity ring can often contain less than half a carat of gems.

Can you wear an antique eternity ring if not married?

Absolutely. Antique eternity rings are commonly used as wedding bands, but they can symbolise anything you want to (i.e. the birth of a child). Or they can be worn sans symbolism as something beautiful in its own right.   

In what order do you wear wedding and eternity rings?

If you have a wedding band, an engagement ring and an eternity ring, you usually put the wedding band on first, then the engagement ring, then the eternity ring. But, really, just put them on in the order that looks the best!

What does an eternity band symbolise?

Eternity rings symbolise eternal love.

Should an antique eternity ring be a surprise?

Surprises are lovely, but eternity rings can’t be sized so we advise getting your partner involved!