- 8 years ago
I think the common element would be “flash over substance.” I know that description doesn’t sound very flashy for many in the US in 2013, but it would for a more mature woman from the UK. If everyone has a tiny solitare on a traditional yellow gold band, and you’re rocking a huge honker (comparatively) with sidestones and in white metal, you are Flashy with a capital F.
For those places in whih this type of ring is now the norm, the kind of ring that would now fit this description (and likely outcome) would be something MORE OTT, perhaps like Holly Madison’s. I do believe it’s all relative to the norms around, but not a statistical fluke. It’s not particularly good luck to have the flashiest ring among the people you know, I’d imagine.