"Trendy" vs classic rings!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
186 posts
Blushing bee

Im with you!  I just bought a right hand ring that is rubies and yellow gold and OMG I love the sheen and color.  The newly engaged at my school all have either cushion or round brilliant but Im seeing more solitaires again than halo’s.  I really wish I had a solitaire tbh, it seems like you can dress it up to be trendy, or wear a plainer band and be classic!  

Post # 3
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I think yellow gold is classic, but is possibly becoming trendy again.

Post # 4
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

We just bought a pear, but honestly, aside from weddingbee, I have never seen a pear in real life. I also have seen a few, but not many oval shaped as well. To me, those styles aren’t as popular in real life as they are on the bee! And I actually think to me, those shapes can feel as timeless and classic as a solitare!

When I think of traditional rings though, I think of a round solitar or an oval solitaire. A classic and simple style that will never lose their appeal.

Post # 5
5049 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think marquise solitaires are going to make a big comeback.

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

cristincline :  I think a round Diamond solitaire in gold colored gold is the most classic. That being said, my round dia solitaire is in platinum and my wedding ring is 18k rose colored gold! I think halos are classic too especially larger diamonds/gemstones surrounding the center stone, because they date back to the Victorian and Edwardian era.

Oval diamonds seem to have become very popular lately, gold color gold is coming back, and marquise diamonds too…

Post # 7
399 posts
Helper bee

In Britain gemstones or clusters were pretty normal but lately diamonds are becoming much more traditional, although because they’re so expensive here halos are what I see in the shops. You hardly ever see fancy cuts!

Post # 8
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went through several stone shapes before ending up with an Round Brilliant in yellow gold. I’ve had 3 princess, a cluster, and an Asscher. Pave, plain shank, halo. It kills me. All this effort, and some wasted money, to determine that the classic round in a relatively simple yellow gold,setting is what I really wanted. 


As for trends, I don’t really care. Trendy isn’t my thing when it comes to spending thousands of dollars. It just has to feel right apart from exterior influences. Go with what you feel 🙂 

Post # 9
6445 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I think a person needs to go with what they love in a ring, regardless of trends. The hope, of course, would be that whatever you get will end up being “trendy” at some point in the next 50 years anyway. Everything goes in cycles.

For example, EVERYTHING was white gold when I got my ring, but we bought yellow gold. I have always worn it more and have always liked it better. For years, people have been saying that yellow gold was becoming “trendy”, but it never really has. It has not become the “it” thing (with the exception of a few desgners for one season, perhaps). Do I care? No. I got what I loved, and I would hope everyone else would, too. When Darling Husband decided to upgrade my ring after many years of marriage, we had to special order an 18K yellow gold setting. Even many years later, yellow gold wasn’t popular enough to be able to buy a setting I loved “off the rack” as it were.

As for diamond shapes, round is about as classic as things get. Round is the shape that has been most studied and recut for maximum performance. But princess cuts had their moment (especially with sapphire side stones), as did marquise cuts. I personally still love pears and marquise cuts, although I don’t own them. I would hope that whatever someone gets, it would be what they loved, regardless of what the trends were. Trends come and go, but what is on your finger is what YOU have to look at every day, so it doesn’t matter what other people love. Get what YOU love.

Post # 10
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

mstattoolady :  That’s along the lines of what I was going to say as a UK bee. I find it interesting to see the ‘fads’ that the US seems to go through with their styles. I guess we’re just boring?!

I mostly see round stones here, be they solitaires, loops, or clusters. I think round stones will be next(!)

Mine is an antique old mine cut solitaire.

ETA: ovals won’t lose their lustre for a while as Kate Middleton is wearing one…

Post # 11
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I feel like “trends” always come in and out. My mom has a pear solitaire in rose gold that she got in 1983. It was “out” for a while, and now it’s back in! People always comment about her ring and how in-style it is, but she just got what she liked at the time. 

Post # 12
3309 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have a pear and literally am the only one in my circle with one. I think it’s perfect but round diamonds are by far most common.

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