The latest of Boston's engagement ring trends is changing the game this season! If you want your ring to stand out from the crowd with a less mainstream design, an east-west diamond engagement ring is what you've been dreaming of. The distinctive horizontal setting offers a unique and modern alternative to the traditional north to south facing rings you're used to seeing.
East-west engagement rings aren't widely available in jewelry stores due to their one-of-a-kind design (which is why they are so quick to sell when in stock). You may recognize this engagement ring style from when Jason Mesnick gave it Bachelor fame in 2009 when he proposed to Melissa Rycroft, or maybe you've caught a glimpse of Catherine Zeta-Jones' stunning rock. This horizontal design comes in a variety of styles that have been catching the eyes of New England women this season.
Trying to find that perfect diamond sparkler? Before you go making any decisions, these are Boston's top 3 trending east-west diamond engagement rings you NEED to see:
1) Oval Halo Diamond Ring
Featuring: A. Jaffe East West Oval Center Halo Engagement Ring
Trending now: East-west oval engagement rings! Oval cut diamonds have become a very popular choice for engagement rings in 2016. Instead of the traditional setting, give your ring an even more contemporary look with the less common east-west setting. The lengthwise placement is also a brilliant way to give stones a larger appearance, especially when combined with a diamond halo like this gorgeous oval sparkler from A. Jaffe's Art Deco Collection. We love the fresh look the east-west setting gives to the halo engagement ring style. If you're all about sparkle and shine, this trending Boston engagement ring style will set your bling apart from the rest.
2) Marquise Diamond Ring
The marquise cut diamond is given a modern twist with this distinct engagement ring setting. With an elongated diamond like a marquise cut, it's easy for the stone to get lost on your finger. Setting the stone east to west not only makes the center stone appear larger, but also has a slimming effect on the finger that a typical north to south setting wouldn't.With a ring like this, getting the right size and fit is essential - you don't want your diamond moving around digging into your other fingers. This is why most east-west diamond engagement rings are custom designed. Now I know what you're thinking - aren't custom designed engagement rings way more expensive? And the answer is they don't have to be! Make an appointment for an initial consultation with Long's Custom Design Team to explore your options.
3) Emerald Cut Solitaire Ring
Featuring: A. Jaffe East West Emerald Solitaire Engagement Ring
If uniqueness is your top priority, this is the ring for you. This vintage inspired solitaire center stone emphasizes the size and distinct shape of its gorgeous emerald cut center stone. If you prefer the look of a square diamond to a round, an emerald cut in an east-west setting is a great choice that will be sure to compliment your finger. The biggest benefit to a setting like the one above is that it enhances the illusion of a more elaborate ring (without the extra diamonds) for a more vintage appeal. Simple, elegant, and timeless; if you're looking for something completely original, but still elegant and refined, see how you can custom design a ring like the one above at Long's.
Fall in love with the idea of an east-west engagement ring? Long's Custom Design Team is here to create the ring you've been dreaming of. Make an appointment to discuss your custom engagement ring today or visit us in any of our five New England locations!