by fanboy » Jun 20, 2007 I''m trying to decide whether to do milgrain on the ring I''m having made for my girlfriend. I understand that milgrain is often associated with antique settings, but I really didn''t want to do anything ''antique''. It also appears that milgrain has become more trendy in the past couple of years as more ornately decorated and antique settings have come into vogue. So, what is everyone''s general opinion of milgrain? Will any ring with milgrain scream ''antique''? Does milgrain, due to its lack of function in well-made settings, contradict pure, modern design?