Exploring the Allure of East West Diamond Engagement Rings - Lisa Robin

Exploring the Allure of East West Diamond Engagement Rings

About East-West Engagement Ring Settings

In the realm of engagement rings, where tradition meets innovation, a captivating style has been capturing hearts for decades: the East West diamond engagement ring. With its unique horizontal setting, this timeless design adds an unexpected twist to the classic solitaire engagement ring, creating a stunning piece that oozes elegance and sophistication. But what makes these rings truly special? In this article, we will delve into the allure of East West diamond engagement rings, exploring their rich history, versatility, and the reasons why they have become a must-have for modern  couples. Whether you are a fan of vintage-inspired designs or crave a contemporary look, the East West diamond engagement ring offers the perfect balance between old-world charm and modern flair. So, grab a cup of tea and prepare to be captivated by the exquisite beauty and enchanting story behind these extraordinary engagement rings.

The History and Symbolism of Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamond engagement rings have long been a symbol of love, commitment, and eternal devotion. The tradition of presenting a diamond ring to propose marriage dates back to ancient times, with the ancient Egyptians believed to be the first to exchange these precious stones as a token of betrothal.

Over the centuries, diamond engagement rings have evolved and taken on different styles and meanings. From the romantic Victorian era to the glamour of the Art Deco period, each era has brought its own unique twist to this enduring symbol of love.

What is an East West Setting?

What sets East West diamond engagement rings apart from their traditional counterparts is their horizontal setting. Unlike the classic vertical setting, where the stone is set perpendicular to the band, the East West setting positions the diamond horizontally, creating a bold and eye-catching look.

This unique setting not only adds a contemporary twist to the traditional solitaire, but it also allows the diamond to be showcased in a different way, highlighting its unique characteristics and adding a touch of modern sophistication.

What Setting makes a Diamond Look Bigger?

The horizontal orientation of the stone in an east west setting elongates the finger, giving the illusion of a larger diamond.

The Mia
East West Pear Diamond Engagement Ring

An elegant east west pear cut diamond is set in six-claw prongs, emerging from a polished, half-moon base. Available in 18K yellow, white, or rose gold and platinum. Shown here with The Twilight Diamond Wedding Ring

The Adelaide
East West Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

A glittering pavé band accentuates the central diamond and adds a luxurious flair to the design. The narrow, 1.6mm width is delicate and modern, ensuring all attention is on the emerald cut diamond in its sleek and simple setting.

Shown here: East West Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Popular East West Diamond Engagement Ring Styles

East West diamond engagement rings come in a variety of styles, catering to different tastes and preferences. Whether you prefer a vintage-inspired design or a sleek and modern look, there is an East West ring that will perfectly reflect your personal style.

For those who prefer a more contemporary look, there are plenty of sleek and minimalist East West designs available. With their clean lines and understated elegance, these rings are perfect for the modern couple who wants a ring that is both unique and versatile.


One popular style is the Mia vintage-inspired East West oval diamond ring, which features intricate detailing and a touch of old-world charm. Vintage style rings often incorporate milgrain detailing, and other vintage elements, creating a piece of jewelry that feels like a timeless heirloom.

Styled here with the Kairo curved diamond band.

The Mia
East West Vintage Styling

Go for the east west emerald diamond, and at the heart of your ring is a sophisticated setting with four talon prongs. The horizontal orientation of the Mia diamond engagement ring gives it a contemporary feel, contrasting with a more traditional north west setting.

The Mia
East West Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

Choose the Mia oval east west diamond oval engagement ring, and your diamond is held by six clawed prongs, each finished in a talon shape to add a little edginess.

Show here: The Mia Oval East West Diamond Engagement Ring

Choosing the Right Diamond for Your East West Engagement Ring

When it comes to choosing the right diamond for your East West engagement ring, there are a few factors to consider. The 4Cs - cut, color, clarity, and carat weight - play a crucial role in determining the overall beauty and value of the diamond.

The cut of the diamond is perhaps the most important factor to consider, as it determines how well the diamond reflects light and sparkles. The color of the diamond is also important, with the most valuable diamonds being colorless or near colorless. Clarity refers to the presence of any internal or external flaws in the diamond, while carat weight refers to the size of the diamond.

Elongated shapes work best for and east west style engagement ring. Emerald cut, oval, pear, or marquise diamonds are all excellent choices.

The Nova

This sleek design offers not only a vintage-inspired look, but also ensures the emerald cut diamond is securely held in place. If you enjoy an active lifestyle or worry about catching claws, a bezel, or rubover, set engagement ring is for you.

East West Diamond Engagement Rings vs. Traditional Engagement Rings: Pros and Cons

While East West diamond engagement rings offer a unique and stylish alternative to traditional engagement rings, they may not be the right choice for everyone. It's important to consider the pros and cons of each style before making a decision.

One advantage of East West rings is their ability to showcase the diamond in a different way, allowing you to appreciate its unique characteristics. The horizontal setting also elongates the finger, creating a flattering and eye-catching look.

However, mind the overall width of the horizontal setting. For east west settings, as well as some styles like a three stone or halos, gemstone size is a consideration. To big may appear to wide on the finger. Additionally, the East West style may not appeal to those who prefer a more classic and timeless look.

Conclusion: Embracing Timeless Elegance with East West Diamond Engagement Rings

In conclusion, East West diamond engagement rings offer a unique and captivating alternative to traditional engagement rings. With their horizontal setting and unexpected twist on the classic solitaire, these rings add a touch of modern flair to any finger.

Whether you prefer a vintage-inspired design or a sleek and contemporary look, there is an East West ring that will perfectly reflect your personal style. With their timeless elegance and enchanting story, these extraordinary pieces of jewelry are sure to capture the hearts of couples for generations to come.

So, if you're searching for a ring that is both timeless and on-trend, look no further than the allure of East West diamond engagement rings. With their rich history, versatility, and undeniable beauty, they are truly a symbol of everlasting love and commitment.

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