Channel set eternity band outdated?

posted 5 days ago in Rings
Post # 2
1367 posts
Bumble bee

2018pai :  I love it! It looks great on your hand and perfect with your solitaire.

Why care what anyone else thinks?


Post # 3
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I will be 23 at our wedding and I picked channel set, after much deliberation… I think it’s most practical, comfortable, and still sparkly for me. 

Post # 4
908 posts
Busy bee

I think channel set rings aren’t as delicate as pave (lots of small stones with prongs) can get. And the delicate look is really in right now. But personally, I hate how pave looks. Channel looks so much more completed to me. I think more than anything it’s a personal choice. In 5 years the style might be completely different, so you’ve got to go with what you like.

Post # 5
2195 posts
Buzzing bee

You are the one who has to wear it.  And other than maybe when you are first engaged and first married, no one else actually cares or looks at your rings.  Trends come and go.  Get what you like.

Post # 6
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

The channel set looks really good! I say go for it! While the eternity bands are popular now, that just means they too will look dated 20 years from now.

Go for what you love, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks 🙂

Post # 7
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Yours looks great! I personally prefer channel set or bezel or flush set rings. Very comfy and practical and that’s the best combination imo (I’m under 30 and I don’t care what anyone else thinks either lol) 😊

Post # 8
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m 27 and have a channel set wedding band. I don’t think it’s outdated! Pave does seem to be more trendy at the moment but channel set is beautiful and you should go with what you like. 

Post # 9
27 posts
  • Wedding: February 2020

I think channel rings are beautiful and you have less worry of losing a gem as the gems seem more secure in a channel setting compared to a pave setting.

Post # 10
46 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

I have a channel set band. I think it’s beautiful and not dated at all. You really should go with your own preference and not worry about trends.


Post # 11
4253 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Channel set is so durable! I don’t think it is on trend currently, but certainly would not think it outdated!

Post # 12
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I went for channel set and it’s so comfortable. I agree with pps that trends change so choose what you like!

Post # 13
244 posts
Helper bee

I had a channel set for years and years. It was very comfortable and I never had a diamond come loose or fall out. I definitely think they’re among the more durable options for diamond bands, and they won’t scratch the prongs of an e-ring. I’d love to have one again someday!

Post # 14
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think channel sets are beautiful. Yes, pave and delicate is more trendy right now, but I’m sure that will be dated someday. Get whichever you prefer, you’ll be happier with it in the end. And I also work with a girl who has a channel set band with her solitaire. I’ve always thought her set looked lovely. 

Post # 15
11328 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have no idea from a historical perspective if I am correct about this, but my notice of them seemed to peak when princess cut center stones became all the range. I am guessing this is because the delicate corners of princess-cut stones would have made them more difficult to prong set in an eternity band. A channel set band provides much more protection. 

Although I personally have and prefer a petite-prong set (half) eternity band, I think there certainly are women who still choose channel set bands.

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