Post # 1
I know some of you Bees know I’ve been undecided on the shape of the center stone of my e-ring.
I adore the heart shape because it holds much meaning for me but I’m not 100% sure I will always love it. I recently sold a lot of my jewelry. I’ve always been someone who always changes what they wear jewelry wise depending on mood but lately I’ve traded in a lot of my costume jewelry and sterling silver for high quality classic pieces that I can always wear. I don’t see the point in having too many things that I never wear or really don’t have time to anymore as I’m a busy mom.
I LOVE the look of the classic six prong round solitaire. I think it’s beautiful and timeless but at the same time I love something unqiue and different in a solitaire like an unusual diamond shape in the center.
I called Tiffany & Co to ask about the heart shaped diamonds they offer. Although, the hearts have been around a long time they barely started offering them in their stores about 15 years ago.
What defines a classic timeless ring for you?
Post # 3
Classic timeless to me is any solitaire. And by that I mean, it can get hypothetically passed on through generations and will still always look identical to “new” rings in stores.
I loooooveeee modern rings though. So I’m pretty impartial!
Post # 4
Timeless to me means something that you could personally look at every day and love…
Post # 5
I would say something like a round-cut solitaire… Although classic and timeless does not necessarily mean that one will never find it boring after a while.
Post # 6
I have an asscher which is by no means common. The most frequent comment I get on it (other than its beautiful ect.) is that its so classic and timeless. I actually got that comment from someone last night. While I’m not personally a fan of hearts (they seem more appropriate on someone younger IMHO) I do think the setting can make it more timeless and traditional. I have a solitaire btw, which is probably the most timeless setting In My Humble Opinion.
Post # 7
@GelaMac: Ditto! Classic and timeless mean very little if you don’t love it yourself! It tends to run out of time pretty quickly then….
Though, when I normally see “classic and timeless” applied to a ring it describes a round brilliant in a tiffany solitaire. I think of deathbydesign’s ring as “classic and timeless”, for example.
Post # 8
The first thing that comes to mind if a round solitaire, like RayKay mentioned. I think it’s really relative, though, because I’ve seen all kind of rings referred to as “timeless”. Personally, I tried to pick something I wouldn’t get sick of ever (if possible). For me that meant simple. I chose a pave band & a cushion center to make it more “unique” and “different” than a round solitaire (although I do love rounds, it just didn’t feel “me”), but kept everything else about the design as simple and streamlined as possible.
Only you know yourself & your tastes. It sounds like your tastes tend to change- are you sentimental about your ring? How does your fiance feel about it? Would you two be willing to change in the future if you were in the mood for something new (like for anniversaries)? That’s something to keep in mind.
Post # 9
@les105: Yes I change my mind a lot When we were married I borrowed a sterling silver ring from his mother so technically I don’t have one that I am sentimentally attached too besides my promise ring he bought me before we were married. I would like to renew our vows in the near future and at that point, whichever ring I have at the time, I don’t see myself upgrading because it would hold too much sentimental value for me personally to upgrade.
I would be happy chosing something timeless that I won’t get sick of looking at. That is probably my best bet I think.
When I think of timeless, I also picture a classic round brilliant.
Post # 10
I guess I have the “perfect” classic engagement ring, a round solitaire on a simple white gold band. What I love about my classic ring is I get to pair any wedding band with it I want! 🙂
Post # 11
I think a any kind of solitaire is always classic and timeless. But then again, I have a cushion soliataire on a white gold knife-edged band…so, I’m totally biased! I’m pairing my ring with a vintage half-eternity band.
If you like the heart, you should go for it. I think what matters more is the setting of the ring and the setting usually follows trends more.
Post # 12
I agree that a “classic” ring brings to mind a solataire but with styles coming in and out I don’t really think anything is timeless. Ring styles change so often that even if a design isn’t on trend at the moment it is bound to become popular again, fashion and trends ALWAYS recycle.
I think you should get what you love. You can always get anniversary presents, push presents, birthday gifts etc down the line with other styles.
Post # 13
The only style of ring that’s truly never going to go out of fashion IMO is a round solitaire, and even then gold colours come and go in fashion (eg: yellow was out for a while, it’s coming back into style now).
I wouldn’t worry about “timelessness” because jewelly SHOULD be timely…think about the beautiful art deco and victorian pieces we’ve seen here, they’re beautiful and still special, even more than a hundred years later. Are they dated? Only in the sense that you can gauge the date they were made by the way they look, and that doesn’t decrease their beauty.
Pick something you love now, and don’t worry about trends.
Post # 14
@MissNoodles: Yes I think you’re right and I’ve heard a lot of people say this. I’m definitely over analyzing and thinking too much about the future and not enjoying the moment. What I really want right now is the most finger coverage for the money so I’m really leaning towards the pear