What is a Split Shank Engagement Ring?
A Split Shank is exactly what it sounds like. It is a single shank that is split into 2 3 or 4 strands with space between them. The shanks can be simply separated by a space, twisted, or woven. In most designs the shanks will come together at the bottom of the ring, the part that will go under the finger. However, this is not always the case and you can find rings that maintain the split all the way around.
The design variation of the split shank has to be proportional to the stone shape and carat size. these parameters will determine the number of splits, the shank width, the split width, the split depth and the way that the terminal edges of the split shank meet and hold the central stone.
How Popular are Split Shank Rings?
Split shank Engagement Rings have steadily grown in popularity over the last 20 years. It seems that one of the latest Hollywood trends for celebrity engagement rings is split shank engagement rings.
Beyonce’s engagement ring is an 18 carat flawless emerald cut diamond with a split shank.
Why Choose a Split Shank Setting for an Engagement Ring?
The split shank setting has a few positive attributes that makes it a desirable engagement ring purchase:
1.The split shank setting is available in many design variations. Each variation gives the ring a unique feel and look.
2.The center stone is very secure in this type of a setting.
3.This setting is usually paired with pave’ set diamonds on the shank which add beauty to the center stone.
Bez Ambar also uses Princess cut diamonds and Blaze cut on the shank and around the center stone.