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Engagement ring setting: Go for trendy or classic?

Ashleigh, on October 25, 2021 at 12:48 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 5

Hi everyone I'm new here and have a slight dilemma - I'm about to set my 0.9ct into an engagement ring but just can't decide which setting to go for.

Right now, I LOVE the 4 pronged, hidden halo and pave band setting (linked below). I just think it looks soo pretty! I'm not sure if it's because I'm being influenced by all the posts I see on instagram lol. Everybody seems to love the hidden halo at the moment and I notice the same design at almost all the online jewellers.


The thing is I'm not sure if I will still love it like 20 years down the road? It could be a passing phase because it's being shoved into my face everyday on pinterest and instagram. So I was thinking maybe I should go for a classic 6 pronged knife-edged tiffany setting instead? I know I would still wear this in years to come because it's such a classic, just that at the moment I really love the one I linked above.

Which one would you guys pick? The trendy one which you love right now or a forever classic like the tiffany setting? Also, my stone is pretty small so I'm not even sure if the whole hidden halo, pave ring setting would work.

Thanks everyone!


Latest activity by Ingrid, on October 25, 2021 at 8:21 PM
  • Samantha
    Devoted August 2022
    Samantha ·
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    I personally think a hidden halo, while maybe trendy, is one of those settings that won't look outdated, even once it's not quite as "in". As for the size, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between a 0.9 and a 1ct ring unless you're holding them side by side (for me at least), and I've seen plenty of 1ct hidden halos!

    We went with an oval + side stone setting, which is arguably trendy at this point. I just made sure to pick something I didn't think would end up looking dated down the road, even if it stops looking trendy!

    Long story short: pick whatever you love most! If you love it now, I'm sure you'll continue to love it!

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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
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    I really like the hidden halos. Even though it’s “trendy” it’s so subtle that I feel it’s still a classic style. The new classic. If you want it reset 20 (or 10, or 5) years down the road, you can always do that. It’s not uncommon at all, especially after a long period of time.
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  • Cece
    VIP November 2022
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    I went with a classic engagement ring, so that it will stand the test of time. To satisfy my “trendy” urges, I got a trendy style enhancer that I can choose to wear now while it’s cool, but can stop wearing if I ever get tired of the trend.
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  • R
    Savvy April 2022
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    Here's what I was told by people who know about jewelry: a 6 prong is going to hold better than a 4 prong. So if you really want to make sure your rock is SECURE, then I would get the 6 prong. Not because of which one is classic or trendy, but because of which one would give you peace of mind. My ring is super small, I don't know dimensions, but because of that it came as 4 prong. I think I'm going to get two prongs added at some point just to make sure it's extra secure. Hope this helps! I'm sure that whatever you choose, the ring will be lovely and mean so much.

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  • I
    Expert August 2021
    Ingrid ·
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    I don't think hidden halos are too trendy. I've got a low halo with two side stones. The ring in the link you provided is a very classic look and won't be out dated in years to come. I worked in the jewelry industry for 10 years, if you are unsure how your ring will look in a specific setting there are ways to "add" your center stone to a setting for you to get an idea of what it will look like. . .it will take a little imagination on your part.

    As for 4 prongs vs 6 prongs, yes 6 are more secure than 4 but really all depends on your setting and center stone shape. Pulling a prong enought to have you stone fall out is not all the common. If one is pulled your stone will become loose which should be taken care of right away not to loose your stone.
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