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Jewelry Trends: East-West Settings

Tuesday, November 19, 2019  
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If you’re looking for a style that takes traditional in a different direction, check out the east-west setting. It’s the lastest jewelry trend that places the gemstone horizontally vs. the classic vertical setting. Whether the cut is oval, pear, marquise, or emerald, the east-west setting will be noticed!

We’re spotlighting a few designs from our AGS members that feature this eye-catching setting. Click on the images to get a closer look.

A.Jaffe emerald cut diamond engagement ring
Engagement ring featuring an east-west emerald diamond with pavé halo, by A.Jaffe.
Uneek Fine Jewelry marquis-cut diamond engagement ring
East-west marquise diamond bypass engagement ring with halo, by Uneek Fine Jewelry
Beverley K
Tanzanite and diamond engagement ring, by Bevelery K.
Emerald cut amethyst with diamond halo, by Dilamani.
KC Designs NYC
Diamond Metropolitan bar necklace,
by KC Designs.
Bracelet with solitaire pear-shaped
London Blue topaz, by Tacori.


Looking to see some east-west set jewelry in person, visit an American Gem Society credentialed jeweler near you:


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The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

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