Post # 91
This thread is great! So interesting to see what’s popular in different regions. I also like to look up Blue Nile’s page on most recently sold rings. It’s mostly white metals with solitaires or halos being most popular there. The rose gold rings are so refreshing! Love that colour…
Can you find the solitaire that sold for 133k?! Wowza!
Post # 92
I’m in Portland Oregon and there’s a pretty wide range of styles here. There are a few trends though:
-Professional women who are in their 30’s tend to have the flashy cushion cut halo.
-Women over 50 seem to have the chunky gold band with either a marquise solitaire or a Round Brilliant solitaire. (My mother has the Round Brilliant style.)
-The alternative crowd tends to have vintage rings. There’s an amazing shop on NW 23rd street called Gilt that most of these come from.
-Small solitaire princess cuts on a pave setting seem pretty popular with younger people with low/moderate incomes. Also popular with this crowd is three stone style.
This is just my perception, but I think it’s pretty accurate.
Post # 93
Anonyfish: no specific ring is popular. not really sure why. but here it seems they are alll so different. but i live in alaska so i think we get a variety of people from all over.
Post # 94
Halos and 3-stone rings are very popular where I live.
Post # 95
The Love by Vera Wang rings at Peoples (Zales in the States) Are extremely popular here. I didn’t even look at them when we were shopping because of the 4 girls that got engaged around the same time I did, 3 of them had a Vera.
Princess cuts are by far the most popular here. Along with the composite rings, where 4 smaller princess cuts are set together.
Post # 96
In Sydney (maybe I have particularly cool friends?) I have seriously seen them all! Black diamonds, vintage onyx, chunky skull rings, Victorian initial rings, gemstones, heirlooms, antiques and even no rings! People here tend to go for a ring that represents their personal style, and why wouldn’t you, you have to wear it for the rest of your life! I could never imagine myself with what I consider a ‘traditional’ ring – a cushion cut halo, or a solitaire – and if my partner had bought me one I’d have been pretty disappointed and think that he didn’t know me that well. I guess in my social group there is no set style, just rock what you love and stuff what people think of it.
Post # 97
I’m in Sydney and definitely diamonds in white gold. Halos seem to be the flavour of the moment in couples in their 20’s and early 30’s.
Post # 98
TheGridMonster: A bee actually has the ring you posted on page 3 but in white gold..