Split shank setting rings are highly popular. This type of ring gives the appearance of two separate bands, as the band is divided until it reaches the centre stone, where it joins. One of the great things about this ring style is that you have so many different options to choose from. Firstly, you have a whole host of diamond shapes and gemstones that you can choose for the centre of the ring. Secondly, you can have the split shank separated with merely a space in between, or it can be twisted, woven, or even free form. After which, the shank merges in the middle of the band. You can also opt to have diamonds and gemstones across the band, or you can keep it simple.
There are many benefits associated with this type of engagement ring. Of course, it is undeniably stylish, but the way in which it is designed makes the ring appear bigger and more ornate. It is also the ideal choice if you are looking for a ring with a vintage style. More often than not, these rings are set with micropave diamonds or they are French-set. This style can also maximise the sparkle of the diamond because it gives much more surface area to the smaller diamonds. Thus, if you are looking for something that shines brightly yet has a unique style, this is definitely an option worth considering.