Would you choose an engagement ring that's vintage, trendy, or classic?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Help me decide!
    Past (Vintage) - go with what you know : (29 votes)
    30 %
    Present (Trendy) - focus on the now : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Future (Classic) - make an investment that will last : (58 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d go classic. Unlike a car that you’ll replace in a matter of years anyway, most people buy an engagement ring with the intention for it to last a lifetime, so I think it’s practical to go with something you see yourself loving for a long time and that will age well. 

    Post # 4
    9058 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Idk, I wouldn’t overthink things and would just get what you love. If it’s a trendy design, so what? It might go out of style, but you might still love it and want to keep rocking it. And if you don’t, you can reset it. 

    I have a classic plain solitaire but only because it’s what I always wanted and I just didn’t care for any other designs. 🤷‍♀️

    Post # 5
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2019 - City, State

    You should love it, but I would go with timeless. Had the same question and thought about it, what’s going to look good on my wrinkly hand 40 years later and that I think I’ll still love? Do I want the trendy rings too? YES but get them as RHRs or anniversary rings, doesn’t have to be your main ring.

    Post # 6
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    Get what you love. Who cares what is on trend or considered “safe.” Down the line, get RHRs to scratch the itch of whatever else you like. TBH, regardless of what you get now, your taste will probably change eventually no matter what. 

    Post # 7
    2827 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    ispeakingifs :  I would just go with what you love NOW and not be so concerned with the future. I have a plain solitaire with a plain band but migt change it up later, either change the setting or do a complete upgrade and change everything. 

    If you aren’t super stuck on having this ring be the one you wear forever than I would just choose what you want in the moment.

    Post # 8
    3341 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Just get what you love. I knew my ring when I saw it online, and was even more sure when I saw it in person. I knew I would be happy to look at it every day for the rest of my life.

    Post # 9
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I would definitely go classic. 22 years ago, when I was 20 my husband gave me an engagement ring that I loved at the time but it was a very 90’s style that his cousin who is a jeweler talked him into. In those 20 years my style and likes changed. 3 years ago he upgraded my diamond but didn’t love the setting so we changed it to something more classic and timeless, very happy girl 😍

    Post # 10
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Chesapeake, VA

    Classic! 🙂

    Post # 11
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    I would get what you love. Everything ends up looking dated in some way eventually. But the thing is it all comes back around again and is in style again. Otherwise people wouldn’t be buying up so much vintage and antique jewellery!

    Post # 12
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    That’s hard for me to answer, because I would say go with whatever you love whether it’s “trendy”, classic, vintage, etc. If you get what you love and most importantly appreciate the love behind it, it will be “timeless” in your eyes and the “best”. The marquise cut was so popular a while back, but not so much now. However, I know older people with them who are still swooning over their marquise engagement rings. 

    Post # 13
    969 posts
    Busy bee

     Don’t be concerned that people will think it looks outdated down the line or buy something that is a trend that society/ fashion dictates. It truly doesn’t matter what others think. The ring is on your hand and you are the one looking at it everyday. Just find something that makes your heart sing. Big, small, cluster, gemstone, solitaire, plain band or whatever. 

    We can’t go through life wondering about what other’s think of our rings, cars, homes, lifestyle as it becomes such a confining and often shallow way to live. Wear what makes you happy. If your tastes change and you want to change it then change it or you may want to wear that ring you love for ever and always.

    Post # 14
    1706 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Classic. Originally, I thought I liked halos but when I tried it on, it was too much and too trendy for me. I wanted my diamond to stand out more and not be hidden. So I have a classic ring – solitaire with pave band. And I’m so glad I did it. Someone asked me 5 years from now, what will I like and I knew immediately a solitaire was what I preferred. 

    Post # 15
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    We don’t know if we’ll be alive tomorrow, let alone in the future. I’m pro getting a ring you like right now no matter what the style is. You can always change your mind after all. I’d be bored with a simple solitaire, I don’t care if that’s timeless or not. 

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