Split Shank Engagement Rings
Split shank engagement rings feature a unique bold design, where the band splits near the diamond, creating a cradle-like look around the center stone and often creating the illusion of two bands rather than one. Sometimes, these bands are adorned with accent gemstones, typically diamonds, and other times they are plain, depending on the discretion of the buyer. Some more complex designs incorporate a different look, where the band is split more widely or the split extends farther around the ring, or even incorporating a twisted band shape. Despite being a more recent design trend, split shank diamond engagement rings have a timeless look, evoking the structure of classic vintage rings, and the lavish, luxurious jewelry of past eras. Because of this, choosing a split shank ring is a safer bet than most “trendy” rings you might see advertised. The style is lasting—it won’t look dated even several years from now. In short, this style is timeless and fresh, avoiding two pitfalls of engagement rings (dated or trendy). This design creates a more complex look to draw the eye, and makes space for more accent diamonds—thus, a more sparkly ring. This style can also add more volume or height to the ring, increasing its glamour. A split shank ring can be paired with any diamond setting, depending on the desired style.
Popular split shank rings at Four Mine often feature cushion cut diamonds and halo or double halo settings. Additionally, elongated diamonds like oval or pear cuts really show off the split design, but any diamond setting can be incorporated into a split shank diamond engagement ring.