Post # 1
I’m looking for a band to fit with my engagement ring. So far I love the channel set band because it fits good next to my ring, it’s comfortable, and I think it’s pretty. I actually have not seen anyone my age (under 30) with a channel set band. Is it outdated? Im looking at this band but it’ll be in rose gold to match my ring. What do you think? It seems like everyone has the eternity bands with the prongs. Which are gorgeous and seem to make the diamonds more sparkly, but they rubbed my fingers and seemed like they’d be uncomfortable for every day
Post # 2
2018pai : I love it! It looks great on your hand and perfect with your solitaire.
Why care what anyone else thinks?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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 I don’t think it’s outdated!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
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
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
Channel set is so durable! I don’t think it is on trend currently, but certainly would not think it outdated!
Post # 12
I went for channel set and it’s so comfortable. I agree with pps that trends change so choose what you like!
Post # 13
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
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
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.