Post # 1
just curious as to why you don’t see cushion cut engagement rings set wide instead of long? i understand setting them long enlongates the fingers, but man oh man, i gush seeing them fat and wide.
this is an example of one set “long”
i don’t think i have one of a ring set ‘wide’ but i will continue looking.
i know this is a matter of taste, but just curious.
Post # 3
I just think cushion cuts and other long cuts like oval and marquise are more popular set “long”. I don’t think there is any other reason for it besides more people seem to prefer them that way.
Post # 4
thanks for the reply. i was just curious.
boyfriend and i have been ring shopping, and i guess thats just what i seem to be drawn towards.
Post # 5
Yep! It comes down to personal preference! 🙂 I haven’t seen many rings with the stones set “wide”. It’d be very unique!
Post # 6
I feel tht way about marquis cut stones. I really dislike them when they are set “long” but I like the look of them when they go across the finger like Catherine Zeta Jones.
Post # 7
I think most people just prefer the look that way but there is nothing wrong with setting it the other directions.
Personally, I prefer cushion cuts with an even length to width ratio (ie square) so there is no wide vs. long.
Post # 8
I think having stones set long make them look bigger 🙂
Post # 9
I have a cushion that is slightly rectangular and I love it.
I have very long narrow fingers so having it set long for me was a must as I don’t have a lot of side-to-side finger “real-estate”.
One of my friends engagement rings is a princess cut with trillion baguettes on either side so it is wide across the whole finger. Very cool looking.
Post # 10
I think east/west Cushions are gorgeous as well. This is the ring that initially attracted me to that idea:
Post # 11
I agree that cushion cuts set “east/west” do have a very intriguing look to them. When I was at the jeweler picking out cushion cuts, he told me he’d set it up and down instead of side to side because it makes it look bigger, as well as creates more of a timeless look. I agreed with him, but I still love seeing rings set the other way.
Sylvie collection has a few set east/west, like this oval halo ring:
Post # 12
I personally don’t like any stone set east-west style…. just looks a bit ‘off’ to me. But I guess it might look okay depending on the setting?