(Closed) What defines a classic timeless engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What defines a timeless ring?
    It must have a classic shape like round or princess! : (18 votes)
    28 %
    Any diamond in a classic style setting! : (47 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Classic timeless to me is any solitaire. And by that I mean, it can get hypothetically passed on through generations and will still always look identical to “new” rings in stores.

    I loooooveeee modern rings though. So I’m pretty impartial!

    Post # 4
    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Timeless to me means something that you could personally look at every day and love…

    Post # 5
    6 posts

    I would say something like a round-cut solitaire… Although classic and timeless does not necessarily mean that one will never find it boring after a while.

    Post # 6
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I have an asscher which is by no means common. The most frequent comment I get on it (other than its beautiful ect.) is that its so classic and timeless. I actually got that comment from someone last night. While I’m not personally a fan of hearts (they seem more appropriate on someone younger IMHO) I do think the setting can make it more timeless and traditional. I have a solitaire btw, which is probably the most timeless setting In My Humble Opinion.

    Post # 7
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    @GelaMac:  Ditto! Classic and timeless mean very little if you don’t love it yourself! It tends to run out of time pretty quickly then….

    Though, when I normally see “classic and timeless” applied to a ring it describes a round brilliant in a tiffany solitaire.  I think of deathbydesign’s ring as “classic and timeless”, for example.

    Post # 8
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    The first thing that comes to mind if a round solitaire, like RayKay mentioned. I think it’s really relative, though, because I’ve seen all kind of rings referred to as “timeless”. Personally, I tried to pick something I wouldn’t get sick of ever (if possible). For me that meant simple. I chose a pave band & a cushion center to make it more “unique” and “different” than a round solitaire (although I do love rounds, it just didn’t feel “me”), but kept everything else about the design as simple and streamlined as possible.

    Only you know yourself & your tastes. It sounds like your tastes tend to change- are you sentimental about your ring? How does your fiance feel about it? Would you two be willing to change in the future if you were in the mood for something new (like for anniversaries)? That’s something to keep in mind.

    Post # 10
    732 posts
    Busy bee

    I guess I have the “perfect” classic engagement ring, a round solitaire on a simple white gold band. What I love about my classic ring is I get to pair any wedding band with it I want! 🙂

    Post # 11
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think a any kind of solitaire is always classic and timeless.  But then again, I have a cushion soliataire on a white gold knife-edged band…so, I’m totally biased!  I’m pairing my ring with a vintage half-eternity band. 

    If you like the heart, you should go for it.  I think what matters more is the setting of the ring and the setting usually follows trends more.   

    Post # 12
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I agree that a “classic” ring brings to mind a solataire but with styles coming in and out I don’t really think anything is timeless. Ring styles change so often that even if a design isn’t on trend at the moment it is bound to become popular again, fashion and trends ALWAYS recycle.

    I think you should get what you love. You can always get anniversary presents, push presents, birthday gifts etc down the line with other styles.

    Post # 13
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The only style of ring that’s truly never going to go out of fashion IMO is a round solitaire, and even then gold colours come and go in fashion (eg:  yellow was out for a while, it’s coming back into style now).

    I wouldn’t worry about “timelessness” because jewelly SHOULD be timely…think about the beautiful art deco and victorian pieces we’ve seen here, they’re beautiful and still special, even more than a hundred years later.  Are they dated?  Only in the sense that you can gauge the date they were made by the way they look, and that doesn’t decrease their beauty.

    Pick something you love now, and don’t worry about trends.

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