Diamond eternity rings and half eternity rings are a brilliant piece of jewellery. They’re great for wedding rings, anniversary gifts, and even engagement rings if you like their style. With the huge variety available in their styles and sizes, it’s no surprise that eternity rings are one of the most popular types of rings at the moment.


But which cut is best?


Antique Styles


Although eternity rings are only just becoming antiques – with their oldest designs typically being from the very early 1900s – there are still plenty of styles that recreate older antique designs. Using round cuts and claw settings, diamond eternity rings are able to sit alongside older rings and hold their own with ease.


Although eternity rings are only just becoming antiques – with their oldest designs typically being from the very early 1900s – there are still plenty of styles that recreate older antique designs. Using round cuts and claw settings, diamond eternity rings are able to sit alongside older rings and hold their own with ease.


Best Cut Diamonds

The Best Eternity Rings

Vintage Styles


This vintage 1950s half eternity ring features sapphires and diamonds alongside one another in peace. The diamonds present in this ring are princess cut diamonds, while the sapphires are square cut. The channel setting of this ring evokes the vintage styles of its origins. Those of you who are interested in wearing vintage jewellery with truly vintage aesthetics should consider the princess cut diamond eternity rings.


Not only is it deeply satisfying to say that your eternity ring has princess cut diamonds, but they also refract light wonderfully for the channel setting. The channel setting holds the gemstones safe just below the line of the setting metal. This is great for the security of the gemstones, but it does keep the diamonds away from the light, making it more difficult for the diamonds to access the light. This is why the princess cut can be your best friend.


Modern Styles


Some people prefer their eternity rings to be the epitome of modern styles. These people need look no further than baguette cut diamonds. The elongated shape of the baguette cut evokes a very sleek, contemporary aesthetic that looks equally brand new and timeless. Think of the styles of Marlene Dietrich, Liz Taylor, Grace Jones, and Rihanna – all timeless and cutting edge fashion icons.


Each one of these women could easily be seen wearing an eternity ring like this one, and that makes baguette cut diamonds the perfect part of an eternity ring for those who want to wear modern styles that will last forever. The vast majority of baguette cut eternity rings are channel set, holding the gemstones in place and letting light into their elongated shapes. Some, however, are claw set, which makes for a very rare and beautiful piece of jewellery.


What’s the Best Cut for a Diamond Eternity Ring?

What’s the Best Cut for a Diamond Eternity Ring?

Quirky Styles


A lot of people want their jewellery to separate them from the masses. People who want an eternity ring that keeps them in the limelight should consider either unique cute or unique setting styles. Cuts like heart or marquise cut diamonds are truly unique, although be warned that finding an eternity ring with heart cut or marquise cut diamonds is certainly a hefty task. Because of this, turning to settings that allow for more unique pieces are essential.


Although this eternity ring features modern brilliant round gemstones, which we have previously discussed, it is uniquely distinct from the antique style eternity rings we’ve debated already. The difference with this eternity ring is the setting of the gemstones, themselves. The collet setting featured in this ring allows the diamonds to be placed in a unique pattern that makes this ring a true original.


So there we have it. A plethora of unique and amazing diamond eternity rings among our selection, with something for everyone. What kind of eternity ring style would you like the most?


Written by

Bethany Massey

Having graduated university with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing Bethany then joined the AC Silver team as a content creator. Bethany spends her days writing content for the AC Silver blog and other luxury goods/antique publications.