Post # 1
Hi bees! Fiance and I just received the custom engagement ring that we designed together after he proposed. Well, it’s not the actual ring because there are a couple of issues with it, but it does give us a chance to make any changes we’d like before things are finalized with the jeweler. Based on the shape of my fingers, I’m wondering if the diamond would look better set horizontally rather than the traditional vertical setting (it’s a slightly rectangular cushion cut). All opinions welcome! Thanks!
The pictures look a little distorted on my computer, so hopefully you’re able to get the idea (sorry for the large pictures).
Post # 3
I feel like the vertical position really highlights the diamond its self, whereas the horizontal makes the setting more interesting. This is entirely a matter of preference, but I like vertical.
Post # 4
You could always cut out the size of the diamond and put it on your finger both ways. Try using one of the charts for a guide…..like this one:
Post # 5
Both styles would work. It depends if you’re more traditional or don’t mind something different. See how each makes your fingers look. Vertical tends to elongate fingers.
Post # 6
@futuremrsj2014: I think it would look gorgeous either way, but I voted for vertical. As @Scintillante: said, vertical stones tend to elongate your fingers. I have an emerald cut, and I love that it makes my tiny fingers look longer!
Post # 7
@angelinthesnowxo: Sounds beautiful! I’ve read about bees who placed their emerald cut stones horizontaly to have their “freakishly long fingers seem shorter”. So you can pull whatever illusion you wish with that cut 😉
Post # 8
@futuremrsj2014: pretty ring. i like it either way really.
here’s a pic of a stone set east/west for an idea of what it could look like. (not cushion though)
Post # 9
I don’t think it looks bad vertically, but I think I’d personally prefer it horizontally.
Post # 10
It looks more striking and unique set horizontally, so that’s what I would go with.
Post # 11
Vertical makes your finger look more elongated and slender. I vote vertical.