We just introduced our latest line of rings: The East-West Classic Collection. These rings take solitaires in a new direction—stone shapes that are traditionally vertical, such as Radiant, Oval, Emerald and Marquise cuts, are turned horizontal. That little twist gives these classic rings a sense of fresh, contemporary style without losing that timeless elegance.

Because they’re such a unique look, there are two ways to wear them.

As Engagement Rings

While any of the East-West Classic Collection rings can be work as engagement rings, the simpler cuts tend to look more like a traditional solitaire. These cuts include Oval, Emerald and Radiant. The horizontal orientation of the stone elongates the fingers, making them look more graceful and slimmer.

Because of the simple band and solitaire setting, the rings will fit with nearly any style of wedding band. You can choose the clean, simple look of the matching East-West Classic band, or add sparkle with another band. You can even stack several bands with your ring to play up the more modern look of the East-West orientation of the stone.

As Right-Hand Cocktail Rings

Each of the East-West Classic rings can easily transfer to the right hand as a beautiful statement piece. We particularly like the Marquise, Trillion and Pear cut stones as right-hand rings. The stones, already unique in shape, take on an even more eye-catching look when turned horizontally.

Wear them next to a stacked look to dress them down any day of the week, or let them shine on their own for special occasions. Larger carat weights (2 carats and up) work particularly well for right-hand statement rings.

Which East-West Classic ring is your favorite?