5 Split Shank Engagement Rings You'll Love

Author David Millette
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Date Apr 9, 2015

Split shank engagement rings are one of this year's most popular ring styles. This design can be identified by the ring's band, which splits in two before connecting at the very top of the ring. This gives the ring's shank a V-shaped appearance, hence the name split shank rings.

The split shank design can be used on its own or in combination with other ring designs. This gives you the ability to mix and match to find a ring that fits your needs.

To help inspire you, we have compiled a list of our favorite split shank engagement rings. Take a look at the rings we think you'll love below:

Platinum Four Prong Split Diamond Split Shank Engagement Ring by A. Jaffe

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Our first ring is this platinum, four prong ring from A. Jaffe's Art Deco collection. This ring features a round brilliant center stone and is complimented beautifully by 50 round brilliant accent diamonds along the sides.

As you can see in the picture above, the shank is split just before it connects to the setting. This helps to expose more of the center stone, allowing you the chance to observe more of the stone's beauty. The shallow split is just subtle enough to show off the diamond while still maintaining most of its double row form throughout most of the band. This ring is also great for someone who wants a "new vintage" look, pulling inspiration from more traditional vintage ring styles.

Platinum Cushion Halo Diamond "V" Band Engagement Ring by Ritani

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This unique ring uses the popular diamond halo design in combination with a round brilliant center stone to give the ring a cushion shaped center. This cushion shaped center does a great job at making the diamond appear larger.

The split shank design of this ring allows the slim band to transition into the wide center effortlessly. This transition not only gives the ring a more full look on the finger, but also makes the ring more sturdy. This ring is perfect for a woman that wants to make her center stone look larger and add more sparkle for a big diamond look.

18K White Gold Double French-Set Diamond 'V' Engagement Ring with Surprise Diamonds by Ritani

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Now that you've seen two rings with round cut diamonds, let's take a look at a split shank ring with a princess cut center stone. In this white gold ring by Ritani, the princess diamond is mounted with a four prong setting.

Notice how the four ends of the split shank transition seamlessly to the flat edge of the princess cut diamond. The symmetry of the split shank compliments the linear cuts of the diamond and make for a stylish geometric design.

This particular ring has a longer split that continues down further than any other ring we've seen so far. This makes the transition from the thin band to the wide center stone more gradual, which is great for anyone who wants a more streamlined look in their ring.

18K White Gold Split Diamond Shank Engagement Ring by A. Jaffe

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If you are considering a fancy cut diamond, a split shank ring is a great way to show off your unique stone. For example, this ring from A. Jaffe's Metropolitan collection showcases its asscher cut stone beautifully.

The center stone's rounded prongs are made to look like the shared prongs of the accent stones. This gives the ring a uniform look that keeps the diamonds from being covered with prongs. The bubbly design gives the ring a youthful look and is perfect for someone looking for a modern design.

French-Set Halo Diamond 'V' Band Engagement Ring by Ritani

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If you want a ring with a unique look, look no farther than this square shaped halo ring by Ritani. This ring features an asscher cut center stone accented by french set round brilliant diamonds.

This ring shank features a shorter split that starts just before the band meets the mounting. This more immediate transition showcases the center stone and halo by setting it apart from the rest of the band. This is a classic style that is sure to be popular for years to come. It makes for the perfect ring for someone who wants to fill a lot of space on their finger.

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