Not into the idea of a white wedding dress? Or maybe you’re skipping the big white wedding cake in favor of a pie bar? Perhaps you’re throwing a cocktail reception rather than a four-course meal? If you’re the type of bride who’s embracing all-things nontraditional for your big day, consider embracing a unique engagement ring. Enter: East-West engagement rings. The latest engagement-ring trend is fit for the bride who’s searching for something seriously special. What makes this setting different is where the stone sits: The diamond is placed horizontally on the band, in comparison to a classic setting which features a vertically placed stone. And while the setting itself is different, there’s even more room for personalization: You can choose any cut of diamond from a pear to marquise to emerald. Plus, you can get crazy with color and stone types. To help inspire your own piece of bridal bling, we’re spotlighting our favorite East-West engagement rings.
Erie Basin Pear Diamond Ring, price upon request, eriebasin.com.