What Are Split Shank Engagement Rings?
A split shank engagement ring is created when a band is split into two as it reaches the ring’s center gemstone. This creates two open spaces that elegantly envelope the center stone. You will also find rings with a third band added to create even more movement in the ring and additional open space. Our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings can give a new twist to the classic solitaire setting. The extra band or bands also provides the chance to add additional gemstone or diamond accents to an engagement ring setting. The majority of our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings are created with diamonds, however, split shank rings can look great with nearly any type of gemstone available. Rounds are the most common shapes used in these rings, but other shapes can be used if employed tastefully.
Our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – 2 Tone
This 2 Tone ring is one of our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings because it is definitely a conversation starter with the swirling yellow and gold colors surrounding the center stone. It almost looks as if the center stone is floating on the ring. And it has just the right amount of accents. It would have been far too busy if stones were on the yellow gold band.
Our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – Triple Band
This Custom Split Shank Cathedral Engagement Ring is loud with sparkle. In this split shank ring, we took the space opened up by the split and added another band of stones in it. And we love how the band twists outward at the top, framing the center stone, almost as if a halo, but not. The sparkle alone put it on our list of Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings.
Our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – Crossover
This Split Shank Crossover Engagement Ring is surely a stunner with it’s crossing bands of Diamonds and Gold flowing into the halo surrounding the diamond in the center. Sometimes less is more, and not putting stones on the second band adds an elegance that it would lack if it had stones on it. The minimalism puts this ring on our list of Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings.
Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – Emerald Cuts
This is one of the first rings I ever created for anyone. My customer had a gorgeous 5x7mm Emerald cut Diamond. He didn’t want the halo fad, so we went with a timeless cathedral look and split the shank to the points of the stone. We like the emerald cuts for our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings because the length of the emerald cut can create a larger spaced to work with when the ring splits.
Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings – Bypass
This Split Shank Bypass Ring has an east west set oval center stone that is enveloped in between an elegantly curved split shank. The other side of the ring is a plain shank. This made our list of Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings because of the asymmetrical aspect of the ring, which isn’t common, but we find stunning.
This assymetrical split shank engagement ring is a new twist on the split shank engagement ring with an eternity band that basically has another half of a ring branching off of it. It looks like a tension setting, but there are prongs to hold the center stone. It is a very dramatic effect.
This is one of our most elegant 3 stone engagement rings. It exudes style as the shanks and accents curve around the two larger accents. The milgrain around the accents give an even more stylish look. It also provides even more contrast the unadorned, high polish of the shanks running into the sapphires. The center stone on this one was 5mm. However, it could be made with a 4mm stone or up to 7mm.
This pear engagement ring will definitely catch eyes from across the room with its unique semi halo stone layout. Surrounding the 5x7mm pear shaped stone are 1.5mm diamonds in a semi-halo as well as a split shank.
The Bottom Line on our Favorite Split Shank Engagement Rings
For brides looking for a twist on the classic diamond engagement ring, split shank rings are the perfect choice. The split shank band splits before wrapping the center diamond which causes the eye to focus on the center. In this manner, the split shank engagement ring places the focal point on the center stone. Although the split shank style is a spin on traditional styles, it is still a versatile engagement ring style. It lends itself to being combined with other looks to create stunning, modern rings.
We absolutely love the split shank engagement ring design! It provides a canvas for almost limitless possibilities it provides in terms of design and negative space. Do you want to create a ring that is truly yours? A custom split shank ring can give you one of the best chance to achieve that goal because of the space these rings give you to work with.
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