02/22/2017 | Debra Akins So good to share...Pinterest0Facebook0Google+0TwitterLinkedinTrends come and go. In the world of internet marketing this is a fact that is quite familiar, with things changing every few weeks. Something new might become fashionable for a few days or so, whilst something old might make a resurgence. As it is, keeping up with the trends can be demanding, but it’s ultimately a matter of choice. Trends shift all the time. As it is with something as important as an engagement ring, arguably the most romantic buy anyone can think of, trends are carefully monitored. After all, merely buying an engagement is a massive decision to try and undertake, not merely for the statement it gives, but also due to the fact that whomever will receive it will be wearing it for a long, long time to come. As such, there are a lot of things to consider when undertaking such an endeavour. It goes without saying that cost is important; one doesn’t shop for diamond engagement rings in Melbourne without the budget for it. However, for something that will be worn, there are two other important criteria to take into account: Taste: Will the recipient actually like the ring? Does it fit their sense of style? Will it work in a casual fashion as well as a formal one? Lifestyle: Is it practical for them? Can they do what they normally do (work, hobbies, routine), without the ring inconveniencing them? Past that, it may be worth considering if one wishes to be in with the year’s trends. As such, here are 2017’s popular ring styles. Solitaire: The consistently popular, classic style engagement ring; a centre stone with four to six prongs to keep it in place. Elegant in their simplicity, and generally not too pricey. Halo: An up-and-comer in recent years. A style defined by the centre stone surrounded by a “halo” of smaller stones. Beloved due to the illusion it can generate: make the centre stone look bigger. Vintage: As the name implies, these are based on antiques, if not antiques themselves. Three-Stone: Looking to make a comeback, this style is cheaper due to using smaller stones, and the layout allows for greater freedom of choice in stone styles. With commodities being as pricey as they are these days, a luxury purchase such as this needs to be made with the utmost consideration. Whether it’s diamond engagement rings in Melbourne, or sapphire rings in Atlanta, it’s wise to consider current information before deciding. With everything online these days, no doubt the internet will also be updating for these ideas.