E-Rings: Trendy vs. Timeless?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of style did you go with for your e-ring?

    Trendy - "Whatever I love today, I'll love forever! No matter what!"

    Timeless - "I want something classic, that I know I'll still appreciate over time"

  • Post # 46
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    emmarcj :  we got my ering pre-owned and the style is not available retail anymore……im not even sure if it was originally marketed as an engagement ring or just a diamond fashion ring, so is it trendy or classic? I don’t know, but I absolutely love it and have no concern that that will change…..my biggest worry about my ring is that if it ever got broken or something somehow that I couldn’t easily replace ot with an identical one because the style is discontinued. My biggest concern when looking for a ring I liked was to find something i loved that was low-set enough that I wouldn’t need to take it off at night or for any other reason.

    Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I originally wanted a halo like Princess Diana’s ring. I saw it as a kid on TV and that’s what I always loved. Then as we were shopping for my engagement ring, I got nervous about the “trend” and went with a solitaire. 

    A little over a carat round cut on a yellow gold band. Sure, it was beautiful. I love solitaires on other people, but I felt pretty “meh” about it on me. So, for our one year wedding anniversary we changed out my setting for one with a big halo and a pop of color. I’ve been wearing it for 4 years now and I am not even close to tired of it. I look at it and think that it is still the prettiest ring I’ve ever seen. 

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    Also I have never seen a “Heidi” ring before…. holy smokes!!!! SUCH a gorgeous design! I love it. 

    Post # 48
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    Busy bee

    I went through the same dilemma you are going through. The biggest spot of contention was that I love rose gold but my now-husband was convinced it was trendy or I’d grow out of it. 

    My mom told me that what’s most important is for me to look down at my hand while I’m engaged and feel absolutely in love / obsessed with my ring- not to feel like I made a practical choice.

    She also reminded me that as time goes on, the vast majority of people switch to a wedding band only because let’s be honest a rock on your finger isn’t practical for wrestling poopy babies or what have you. 

    So, I went all out on a large stone (1.5ct equivalent oval), impractical impractical setting (set high so I could have pretty scroll work) in rose gold and I am SO OBSESSED a year later. So glad I didn’t go the traditional route! Even if I did have to buy a plain band to switch into for when I actually need to use my hands and one day might get a smaller set that is a bit more practical. 

    Edit: OMG I just looked up Heidi and her rings are TO DIE FOR. I need all of them, like now. 

    Post # 49
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    emmarcj :  Get what you love now! I think you’re more likely to love it forever, versus something that you don’t like as much but may be more practical for the long term. My ring has more of a classic look to it, but had I preferred a trendier look, I would have gone for it. 

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I went with what I’ve always loved and knew i would always want, an oval solitaire on a 3 row pave.  

    But HOLY SMOKES, i think I’m gonna need this oval gatsby as a right hand ring 😱😍

     

     

    I really don’t think you can go wrong with either style!! 

     

    Off to droooool 🤤🤤

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    I love, love, love Heidi Gibson’s designs! I ended up with a solitaire (that we are planning on adding a halo to later down the line). However, I really want a Heidi Gibson ring (or similar style) with a colored gemstone as maybe a RHR later.

    Post # 52
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    Helper bee

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    I hope you go with the Heidi Gibson. My ring isnt a Heidi, but it was custom-made and unique and I love it that much more for that reason. My stone was originally set in a plain, white gold solitaire setting and it was really pretty and I could have paired it with a million bands but…neither my Fiance nor I LOVED it and felt it was representative of us. I’m so glad I went the unique route. It a Heidi Gibson makes your heart sing, I think you should go the unique route and get one of her designs 🙂

     

    ALSO I FREAKING NEED A PETITE GATSBY WITH RUBIES AND BLACK DIAMONDS AS A RHR STAT *drool*

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee

    I was married before. I had originally picked a ‘trendy’ design but didn’t get it because I was worried about it being ‘trendy’. It’s like 15 years later and I am looking at rings again and I STILL love that “trendy” design. Sure, things come and go, or things ‘date’ themselves, but if YOU love it, you will most likely always love it. Maybe someone will know around when you got married because of it, but it only matters that you love it, who cares about anyone else.  

    Post # 54
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I have a 6-prong platinum knife-edge solitaire (ala Tiffany). I’m a timeless girl

    Post # 55
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    Worker bee

    My husband picked out my ring on his own, but went timeless. I have a 3 stone in platinum in a basket setting.  Trends definitely change (Just google 1980’s Engagement rings)  That being said though, if you love it, that is all that matters!

    Post # 56
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Fiance asked for my guidance in picking out a ring, and I had this same dilemma. I love the look of halos, but was worried that it might feel too trendy over time. A close friend has one, and she is resetting to a solitaire for this reason. Obviously this isn’t the case for everyone, but I decided to go a little more classic for that reason. At the same time, I didn’t want to feel like I picked out something that I didn’t love for fear of trendiness, so I opted for an asscher cut center stone. It still feels classic but has a different flair to it. Almost 2 years later and I still love my ring!

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    Post # 57
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA

    I have a “trendy” ring! It is a rose-cut, shield salt & pepper diamond, and definately doesn’t look like a traditional engagement ring.  My DH and I chose together and we both agreed we wanted a symbol that was unique and represented our personalities.  I think you’ll be happy if you choose something you love, regardless.

    Post # 58
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    Newbee

    I voted for what you love today…but really it should be what matches your personality.  I had this dilemma also.  Although I love the traditional round solitaire, I see it around me.  I wanted something different that is unique to me and speaks my personality.

    I’m sure whatever you and your SO pick will be beautiful.  Post pic!  🙂 

    Post # 59
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    Barring that you don’t constantly change your mind, I think you should get the ring you love.  It seems that anything except a solitaire has its day.  The Heidi ring is basically a ballerina ring which used to be in vogue, and I actually consider the super thin/pave bands quite trendy.  

    Post # 60
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    Bumble bee

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    booksybee :  even solitaires go in and out of style, if you give it long enough. It’s all relative really.

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