38 East-West Set Engagement Rings for the Modern Bride

You’ll love this fresh perspective.

Alexis Russel East-West Ring

Alexis Russell

The classics are undeniable as far as engagement rings go. Sometimes, however, a subtle shift in perspective will modernize a timeless look, bringing nuance and directional appeal to an otherwise traditional ring. That look du jour is east-west set engagement rings.

Classic stone shapes like ovals and pears as well as emerald, marquise, and cushion cuts are being given the horizontal treatment for a decidedly fresh aesthetic. Likewise for modern shapes like hexagons and portrait cut stones. Whether in the form of diamonds or gemstones, east-west set engagement rings are unique and rather unexpected, but not so alternative that those who covet tradition can’t appreciate the trend.

Solitaire stones are breathtaking in a side-to-side setting—the most modern of brides will appreciate a sleek metal band or one with delicate pavé. If you prefer a little added sparkle, go for a halo or side stones to up the ante. Thicker bands and signet styles resonate well for a contemporary bride who doesn’t necessarily want a ring that’s overly precious.

East-West set engagement rings don’t exclusively appeal to a super modern aesthetic. Raw diamonds and vintage-style rings are available to charm those who want a bit more character. For the bride-to-be interested in dimension, mixed-metal variations or a style with gemstones will do the trick.

One of the best aspects of an east-west set engagement ring is that you can always alter it down the line should your tastes change. If it’s a style you’re feeling drawn to now, you should go for it. Don’t let the fact that it’s a trendy look discourage you. If 10 years down the road you’re no longer into it, it’s a simple tweak.

If you think an east-west set engagement ring is right for you, we’ve pulled together 38 styles from dainty and delicate to dramatic and ornate. You’ll love this fresh perspective .

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Diamond Nexus East-West Classic Trellis Pear Engagement Ring

East-West Classic Trellis Pear Cut Engagement Ring

Diamond Nexus

Pear shaped solitaire ring in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, $1,044 from $1,392

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Selin Kent Razia Mini Ring

Razia

Selin Kent

Offset baguette and row of diamonds in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $900

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Bario Neal Nikko Pear White Sapphire Ring

Bario Neal Nikko Pear White Sapphire Ring

Bario Neal

Pear-shaped white sapphire set in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $1,360

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Lori McLean Vintage Pear Cut Solitaire

Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Vintage Pear Cut Solitaire

Lori McLean

Bezel set diamond in 14k white and rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $1,498

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Azlee E/W Small Diamond Ring

Azlee E/W Small Diamond Ring

Azlee

Enamel and diamond ring set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Azlee, from $1,900

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Jennie Kwon Diamond YS Ring

Ring

Jennie Kwon

Diamond ring with milgrain detailing in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $2,195

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Tacori Simply Tacori Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring

Tacori Simply Tacori Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring

Tacori

Diamond center stone in diamond tipped frame, set in 14k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Tacori, from $2,590

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Après Jewelry The Elodie Ring

Après Jewelry The Elodie Ring

Après Jewelry 

Marquise-shaped stone with halo and double pavé band.

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, from $1,900 for setting

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Ritani East To West Halo Diamond "V Band" Engagement Ring

Ritani East To West Halo Diamond

Ritani

Pavé setting in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Ritani, from $2,100 for setting

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Nora Kogan Calliope Ring

Nora Kogan Calliope Ring

Nora Kogan

Horizontally set emerald cut diamond, in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $3,980

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Cartier Etincelle De Cartier Ring

Cartier Etincelle De Cartier Ring

Cartier

Diamond center stone on pavè band, set in 18k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Cartier, $2,990

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Anita Ko Sideways Pear Diamond Pavé Ring

Anita Ko Sideways Pear Diamond Pavé Ring

Anita Ko

Pear-shaped diamond pavé ring in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $4,200

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Rebecca Overmann Inverted Oval Diamond Hidden Halo Ring

Inverted oval hidden halo

Rebecca Overmann 

Bezel set brown diamond in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $5,445

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Adel Chefridi Crown Set Ring

Adel Chefridi Crown Set Ring

Adel Chefridi

Diamond center stone with diamond accents, set in satin-finished 18k yellow gold and platinum.

SHOP NOW: Adel Chefridi, price upon request

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Gillian Conroy Oval Solitaire White Diamond Ring

Gillian Conroy Oval Solitaire White Diamond Ring

Gillian Conroy

Solitaire diamond set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy, from $6,850

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Jemma Wynne Toujours Emerald and Diamond Ring

Jemma Wynne Toujours Emerald and Diamond Ring

Jemma Wynne

Emerald center stone flanked by diamonds, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, $8,715

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Anna Sheffield Oval Rosette Fancy Grey Diamond Ring

Anna Sheffield Oval Rosette Fancy Grey Diamond Ring

Anna Sheffield

Grey diamond with halo setting, in 14k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $8,700

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Single Stone Leah Ring

Single Stone Leah Ring

Single Stone

Emerald cut diamond set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $9,500

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KatKim Emerald Sunset Pavé Ring

KatKim Emerald Sunset Pavé Ring

KatKim

Diamond center with pavé band accent, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: KatKim, $14,000

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David Yurman DY Delaunay Engagement Ring

DY Delauney

David Yurman 

Diamond center stone flanked by diamond side stones, bezel set in brushed 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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J. Birnbach East West Diamond Pavé Engagement Ring

J. Birnbach

J. Birnbach

Elongated 2.28 carat diamond center stone on pavé band, set in platinum

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $37,000

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Brilliant Earth Frosted Semi-Bezel Ring

Brilliant Earth Frosted Semi-Bezel Ring

Brilliant Earth

Oval diamond set on sand-blasted platinum band.

SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, price upon request

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Eli Halili Domed Moonstone Ring

Domed Moonstone

Eli Halili 

Oval 8.72 carat moonstone set in 22k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Eli Halili, $8,000

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Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler

Emerald cut diamond center stone.

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, price upon request

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Eva Fehren The Pont Ouest Ring

East west ring

Eva Fehren

Cushion cut 3 carat diamond set in 18k rose gold.

SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, price upon request

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Kwiat Ashoka Diamond Engagement Ring

E-W Ring

Kwiat

Ashoka cut diamond center stone on sapphire band, set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, from $4,800

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Martin Katz Moval Diamond Ring

Moval Diamond Ring

Martin Katz 

Moval diamond accented with pavé diamonds, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Martin Katz, price upon request

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Malcolm Betts Platinum Oval Diamond Ring

Malcolm Betts Platinum Oval Diamond Ring

Malcolm Betts

Oval diamond set in platinum.

SHOP NOW: Malcolm Betts, price upon request

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Monique Péan Pink Diamond Ring

Monique Péan Pink Diamond Ring

Monique Péan

Fancy pink diamond center stone with diamond halo and pavé band, set in recycled rhodium.

SHOP NOW: Monique Péan, price upon request

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Nikos Koulis Oui Collection White Diamond and Black Enamel Ring

Nikos Koulis

Nikos Koulis

Diamond center stone framed by black enamel halo, set in white gold.

SHOP NOW: Nikos Koulis, price upon request

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TAP by Todd Pownell Ring

TAP by Todd Pownell

TAP by Todd Pownell

Prong set diamond center stone.

SHOP NOW: TAP by Todd Pownell, price upon request

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Blanca Monrós Gómez Victoria Solitaire Ring

Victoria Solitaire

Catbird

White diamond flanked by diamonds and pavé band, set in 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Blanca Monrós Gómez, $7,800

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Luna Skye Rose Cut Gray Diamond Bezel Cluster Ring

Luna Skye Rose Cut Gray Diamond Bezel Cluster Ring

Luna Skye

Rose cut diamond flanked by diamond accents, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $1,750

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Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler

Horizontally set marquise diamond center stone.

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, price upon request

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Kathryn Bentley Anouk Ring

Kathryn Bentley Anouk Ring

Kathryn Bentley 

Diamond center stone with blue enamel detailing, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Kathryn Bentley, $5,000

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Martin Katz Danielle Diamond Ring

Martin Katz Danielle Diamond Ring

Martin Katz

Emerald cut diamond accented with pavé diamonds, set in 18k white gold.

SHOP NOW: Martin Katz, price upon request

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Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler East West Ring

Lizzie Mandler

Diamond center stone with diamond side stones, set in 18k yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, price upon request

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Luna Skye Gold Baguette Diamond Long Cushion Ring

Luna Skye Gold Baguette Diamond Long Cushion Ring

Luna Skye 

Diamond cluster ring framed by pavé halo and band, set in 14k gold.

SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $1,450

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