I have always been a fan of the eternity band: the romantic name, the simple luxury look and the iconic brides who have worn them as an alternative to a solitaire. When Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in 1954, she did not wear an engagement ring and wedding band, just one bold eternity band with 36-baguette cut diamonds set in platinum. That same year Audrey Hepburn received a stunning and slender diamond eternity band as an engagement ring from her fiancé Mel Ferrer. Masterful designer Monique Péan has done an amazing update on the classic diamond design with diamond slices. It would be a joy to wear this rendition of eternity forever.
$16,795; Monique Péan Atelier, 646-370-5409
Marion Fasel, Contributing Editor, Fine Jewelry and Watches
December 22, 2010
Monique Péan White Diamond Slice and Oxidized White Gold Band