(Closed) A century of engagement ring styles

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

What an awesome video my favorite were the 60’s 80’s and the 2010 (which is the style I have except for the canary diamond, one day ๐Ÿ˜) thanks for sharing op

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I like the 60s and 80s, but those are not usually my favorite decades for fashion!  The 2010s one was pretty but I’m not sure that kind of center stone is that common.  Maybe they were just showing that colored stones in general are becoming popular again?

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

thegreatmouse:  So fun- thanks for posting! I agree, if I could pick another Ering (after the one I have of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ )it would be the 90s ring. The 30s was a close second. 

I was surprised at the 1910 one….I feel like a solitare diamond wasn’t common back then. Anyone know more about this?

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

So many beautiful rings! I loved the 1910s and 1980s rings the best. Not at all what I expected to see for the 1980s though. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This video is awesome! 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee

I had no idea that halos were super trendy for 2010s! Though they were “timeless”! HMM!!

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee

And yeah, the 90s ring was spot on! I was like “It better be a three stone!” lol

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Fun video! That 70’s ring is going to give me nightmares. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Loved this, thanks for sharing!  The 80’s was perfection…that and the 40’s – LOVE ๐Ÿ˜

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Love the old time-y ones!

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I love the rings from the 1960s and 1980s, although like other pps, I don’t think the 80s ring is very representative. In the UK at least, yellow gold was still the most common metal used and bypass, two stone, three stone, or cluster rings, often with coloured gemstones as well as diamonds ruled the day. 

I think that until the 1990s, diamond only engagement rings accounted for fewer than 50% of engagement rings sold in the UK. There has been a massive shift towards diamond only engagement rings but I think coloured gemstone rings remain more popular here than in the U.S. The most popular choices for coloured gemstones were and remain: sapphire, emerald and ruby.

U.K. engagement rings were usually quite modest. Only the very rich had honkers and even then, very rarely more than 3 carats.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

sarahtaylor:  Yeah, halos are definitely just a 2010s fad that are already going out of style. I definitely wouldn’t count on halos being a timeless or classic look, lol! 

I feel like this video is OK, but it only really shows ring fashions for the wealthiest 1% or so. Your average person didn’t have stones nearly that large or settings that elaborate. Most of the early 20th century rings would have about a quarter carat or so, but the stones shown in the video were at least a carat. Your average person wouldn’t have had a 1 carat stone until about the last decade. I would have found this video a lot more interesting if they’d shown what most women have worn over time and how it’s changed. 

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

1910s and 1960s for me!!

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