Post # 61
This may not be the best answer but I think you should consider a little of both. Go with what you love but also consider how it will stand the test of time. Especially if you’re thinking about passing it down.
I wanted a ring that had a classic feel with a twist. I used heirloom stones and liked the idea of creating a mini crown since Fiance always calls me princess.
May not be everyones cup of tea but I love it.
I think it’s classic because of the clean lines/shapes and trendy because of its uniqueness.
Post # 62
I voted solitare because that’s what I went with (oval diamond). But OMG I’ve never seen Heidi’s rings. If I had I probably would have chosen something like that. SO GORG.
I also agree with tomkitty:
Like a solitare in a channel setting, TO ME, is outdated/trendy but with a solitare it’s still considered a classic? To each his own. Get what you love!
Post # 63
I don’t think anything is truly timeless and there’s nothing wrong with your ring or wedding photos looking like they are from the time that they actually are.
Post # 65
I vote the Heidi ring. Being unique is classic. My original engagement ring is a round solitaire diamond and I got bored with it because everyone I know has one. The same ring, just different sized diamonds. I love my anniversary ring so much more and I can’t see myself getting bored anytime soon.
Post # 67
I vote to get the ring that you absolutely love right now! Don’t worry about what is and isn’t “trendy”. Styles, shapes all come go and then come back again! I think the most important thing is to pick something that makes your heart sing and is high quality!
Post # 68
I wouldn’t worry about “practicality,” who decided what timeless really is anyways! Get something you LOVE. For me, I happen to be drawn to really simple rings, but I wasn’t sold on a round solitaire at all (they’re beautiful, but not for me). So we ended up purchasing a vintage oval midnight blue sapphire with small side stones. It’s very simple, definitely a “classic” setting, but different and perfect for us!
Post # 69
I think you should get the one you love, and if that’s the Gatsby then get the Gatsby. I think you’re misnaming it by calling it trendy – trendy implies it’s a craze everyone is following but I’ve never seen anyone with that ring (whereas I’ve seen hundreds of solitaires). I think it’s simply unique and slightly unusual, which personally I like. Maybe you’ll change your mind about the Gatsby but then again maybe you’ll regret not getting it. You don’t know the future so just follow your heart!
Post # 70
I’ve always been a classic type of gal, but when I saw round (in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a round cut if you want a classic look!) halo rings, I almost had a second thought. I eventually came back to a good old solitaire ring with plain shank in my mind – But then my boyfriend (now my fiancé!) proposed me with a beautiful halo ring with plain shank! (Please see the attached picture.) Only thing I wasn’t madly in love about halo rings was the pave shank. Pave shank is pretty, but I don’t find it as classic as plain shank. Sometimes I feel pave shank is more vintage (but not classic), but other times I feel it’s a bit trendy for me. But if I’m being honest, I wouldn’t care. Any trendy rings can be classic and timeless as long as that’s what you love!