(Closed) cushion cut mounted/set wide instead of long? length x width ratio

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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 # 5
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

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.

Catherine Zeta Jones Michael Douglas Engagement Ring

Post # 7
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think having stones set long make them look bigger 🙂

Post # 9
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 11
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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?

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