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

posted 9 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 : (60 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 16
    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I really tried to love a solitaire, but they are so boring. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Sure, I wanted something “classic” in theory but in practice, I was so underwhelmed when I saw them on my finger. I needed so much more bling. Get something that you love rather than something safe that may not make your heart sing.

    Post # 17
    573 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I wouldn’t think about it that hard. Get what you love now, and possibly later you could change it. If that’s not an option than you will have chose the one you did for a reason so as long as you love it who cares whats trendy or classic etc. This ring is for you, not others. 

    Post # 18
    6231 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    “Dated” is not necessarily a bad thing. To me, it just marks the time you were married!

    Post # 19
    246 posts
    Helper bee

    Have you tried anything on yet or was this just from online browsing? I had the same question until I went to the store and finally started putting things on my finger. I stopped caring about trends or investments for the future, I just wanted something that fit me. If you like the first style the most, go for it! If you think a classic and simple is more you, then do it! I definitely think that whatever speaks to you when it’s actually on your hand is the one you’ll love most. Good luck!

    Post # 20
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m going to just put it out there that whatever you get will most likely be dated in 50 years. Even if you get a classic. Even the color of the metal goes in and out of style. The reason your ring will look dated in 50 years is because it will be a style (even if a classic) that was designed 50 years ago.

    I think the best idea is to get something you love right now and hope that your tastes don’t change too much. But also, remember that the ring you get now will have a lot of sentimental meaning to it, so even with changing styles you might love your dated engagment ring because of the meaning in it.

    Post # 21
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I love current style and fashion and I went totally classic because I don’t want to upgrade and don’t want my ring to look dated or like a trend that is over. I absolutely love in fashion rings but I am so happy I went classic! 

    Post # 22
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Go with the one that makes your heart sing.

    So often, the bees who have dress regret or ring regret let their choice be heavily swayed or even dictated by external opinions: the classic dress their mother/MIL preferred, the notion that they should pick something safe and timeless rather than something that suited their personality. 

    Post # 23
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - Covington, KY

    I would say go with what you love now. I honestly believe style is cyclical and things go in and out of style all the time. So maybe your favorite style will be “out of style” in the future but so will other styles. Then, these same style will be back in style later down the road again. Get what makes you happy, life is short!

    Post # 24
    885 posts
    Busy bee


    Post # 26
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: London, UK

    Seema lile you’re overthinking this to me. Just get the one you find most aesthetically pleasing and that you think will take you the longest to get bored of (if ever)

    Post # 27
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I go with classic in everything I ever own ever XD

    Post # 28
    203 posts
    Helper bee

    I feel your struggle!! I think trying stuff on will really help (I am in just the online looking phase right now) …..my big thing is classic OR trendy….vintage isn’t me at all (even though I wish it was because I love all the vintage styled chicks I see here in Portland) …..

    The most important thing will be that you love it! I want to wear my engagement ring forever ….no upgrages for this gal….so I am trying to figure out what makes my heart sing the most ^_^ 

    Good luck!! 

    Post # 29
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Get something that, may not necessarily stay “popular” throughout time, but something that you will still love over time, and that won’t start annoying you as your style changes. 

    Post # 30
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love a classic ring, but that is what I love. So you should get what you love, whatever it may be.  If it makes you happy, then you know you made the right choice. 

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