With so many engagement ring trends to consider, it can be daunting to decide on which style of ring is best. On one hand, trends are a great way to get inspired by ideas you may not have considered. On the other hand, seeing as how this ring is one you will hopefully wear for the rest of your life, it is never a good idea to be guided by trend alone.
Why is such a bad idea to blindly follow trends instead of making your decision according to your own preferences and style? Let’s take a look.
Why a Unique Engagement Ring Beats a Trendy Ring
When we say unique, we don’t only mean an eye-catching engagement ring. Ideally, the best option by far is to choose something that is unique to you, and you alone. You are the one who will wear this ring, day in and day out. With that in mind, it is far better to use trends only as a guideline rather than gospel.
What exactly is so wrong with following trends, you may wonder? Some of the risks that trends can pose include the following:
- Current ‘It’ metals that go in and out of fashion each year. While rose gold is a massive trend now, it may not be as popular a few years down the line. If you adore the colour of rose gold, then it won’t matter whether the metal is stylish or not in the future – you will love it anyway. If, on the other hand, you are going nuts for everything rose gold right now, you may not feel the same when the trends starts to lose its appeal.
- Daring styles that don’t age well. A pink coloured diamond in a heart shape cut, set on a two tone metal band might be appealing now in your youth. Will you still feel the same 10 years down the line? What about 20 years? Ideally, you want a ring style that is classic and simple enough to always look good – whatever your age and style may be at any given time.
- A metal that is allergenic. If you have skin allergies, you will need to think carefully about the metals you choose. Some brides are so set on a certain metal band that they are willing to suffer through allergic reactions. This is never a good idea. No matter how popular a certain metal is, if it does not allow you to wear your ring comfortably, it is not a good choice.
- Styles that do not suit your hand. While you should always go with the ring you love, it is also important to make sure that it will look great when it is worn. Our guide in choosing the right ring for your hand offers plenty of tips on which styles are best suited to long fingers, short fingers, small hands, big hands and everything in between.
- Colour combinations that are overly bold. That incredible pink, blue and gold ring looks great now. You may even still love it in another year. But from a longevity point of view, very over the top of overly bold colour combinations will quickly lose their appeal. The last thing you want is a ring that clashes with everything you wear.