- Dec 3, 2011
Smaller center stones, lots of stacking with thin bands, highly curved/nesting bands, high karat YG, "salt-n-pepper" (i.e. rough/natural) diamonds.
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Yep! Very agreed. Millennials are just not really into diamonds. Understated and unique is what is chic. I'm a millenial and most of my engaged friends are sporting very non-traditional rings. Even the most traditional ones (I'm thinking of two of my closest friends) have sapphire halo's. The chic and trendy ones have anything under the sun--a .10 on a twig style band, a two stone non-bypass (one bigger maybe 1/2 carat diamond on the band with a tiny diamond resting almost halo-style on top of the bigger one), pink sapphires in fairytale like complicated settings, a plain gold band, and on and on. They can all afford big diamonds, but they just don't care at all.I think we'll be in a recession in 2020. I think engagement rings are going to start getting smaller. I actually think this is a long range trend. Solitaires over 1 carat are going to look old fashioned and dated in 10 years. No one is going to agree with me on this. LOL.
I'm in the market for a 2 carat center stone in spite of my predictions, so I'm embracing it, too. I plan to be pushing 50 in a decade, and darned if I'm going to let a bunch of wipper snappers tell me what to wear! And get off my lawn!Solitaires over 1 carat are going to look old fashioned and dated in 10 years. No one is going to agree with me on this.
This is one of the few times I wouldn't be upset to look "dated"...
I agree. I believe a shift for other natural mined gems inevitable.I think when anyone can buy a large lab diamond, the emphasis is going to be less and less on size.
The problem is that other gem types break and scratch more easily ... an opal would be extremely fragile for daily wear, for example.I agree. I believe a shift for other natural mined gems inevitable.
I'll always love diamond sparkles, but I feel foolish to even think about spending so much money on a stone anymore, especially while I already have good sized diamonds.
I went to a jewelry store to get rid of my old gold pieces, and I was shocked by the amount of cash I ended up with - sure I spent a lot more procuring them, but they were simply collecting dust in my jewelry box, many from the 80's. I spent some of that money on my new custom job.
I've been going nuts on opals lately and can't wait for the finished custom pieces soon.
Yes, a lot of CS are fragile (would never wear a Tourmaline daily). But there are many that are quite durable. Including the King of Gems: CorundumThe problem is that other gem types break and scratch more easily ... an opal would be extremely fragile for daily wear, for example.
For an engagement ring, yes, I agree the stone will have to be tougher to bear the daily wear and a diamond is probably hard to beat, but I think people will look at other options as far as pendants, earrings, or other collectible jewelries are concerned.
A lot of people are not educated on stones when they pick their engagement ring or they're steered by sales associates in maul stores or they just don't care, they want what they want. When I wanted an everyday ring for my 10th, I went to Jared just to see if they had any pink sapphires and the sales associate kept trying to sell me morganite even though I told her I didn't feel comfortable with morganite for everyday wear. I do think people will still buy stones that aren't going to hold up as engagement rings.Yes, a lot of CS are fragile (would never wear a Tourmaline daily). But there are many that are quite durable. Including the King of Gems: Corundum
Exactly. CZ is easily detectable (I can spot a CZ from across the room) and not durable. If CZ was going to replace diamonds, it would've already done so by now.Lol no way. I could tell CZ by just looking at it. Lab diamonds will be more common substitutions though.
For the people who were yet on PS back in that day, the original title of that thread was something like "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Post the UGLY here!" It's classic old Pricescope.
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