Post # 1
So the more I see princess cuts the more I wonder if they are a fad. In 20 years are they going to look dated? They are a modern cut and I just wonder if they are going to be equivalent to how people see a marquise cut and think 80’s. Just curious to see people’s opinions.
Post # 3
I don’t think they’re a fad. They’ve been around for quite a long time now and I cannot see them dying out in the near future.
Post # 4
Personally, I don’t think they’re a fad.
Post # 6
I have my mom’s princess cut and she was given it in the 80s, so if it’s a fad it’s a 30 year one that doesn’t seem to be going away soon 🙂
Post # 7
No not a fad. They’ve been around a whie and think they are here to stay! I think they are more timeless .
Post # 8
Nope, I do not think so at all.
I also think the setting of rings tend to date them more than the cut of the stone.
Post # 9
I don’t think they’re a “fad”, but I do think that in 20 years they’ll be indicative of these times. I don’t think they’ll ever be “out”, since the style is very elegant.
Post # 10
I agree with @sarahbabs: , it’s really more about the setting.
I think I read somewhere that the true princess cut was developed in the 80’s, but it’s very very close to a cut from the 60’s. I feel like anything from the mid century (40’s – 60’s) is awesome and vintage enough to never go out of style – if that makes any sense 🙂
Post # 11
@sarahbabs: +1 I don’t look at marquise diamonds and think “80’s” if they’re set in a white gold solitaire, but if they’re in yellow gold with some sort of swoopy setting with smaller diamonds as well I do.
But as a general rule, if you don’t have a plain solitaire the fact remains that it will eventually likely look dated. Not necessarily in a bad way (e.g. my grandmother’s rings are stunning but you can tell just at a glace that they’re from the 60’s), but dated nonetheless. And I say this as someone with a ring that will likely look dated in 50 years.
Post # 12
No, way! Princess cut diamonds are and have always been among the most popular cuts because they are timeless.
Post # 15
Who cares? When you’ve been married for 30 years, you don’t want a ring that looks brand new. You want people to know that you’ve been married for a long time.
Post # 16
@MrsVanilla: +1 I don’t think they’re a fad but I don’t think they’ll be as popular in 20 years.