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The 12 Best Ring Shanks to exalt her Hand

The Shank is simply the shape of the ring. There are endless variations of Shank Styles but in this post, I shall look at 12 of the best Ring Shanks.

Ring Shanks: classic plain

This is probably one of the most common ring shanks and is a ring of understated elegance. It is often used with solitaires such as this classic ring from Aurate New York:

solitaire ring by Aurate

The Emerald-Cut Solitaire Lab-Grown Diamond Ring is in a 4-prong setting

Aurate is the new kid on the block founded by Sophie Khan and Bouchra Ezzahraoui which has quickly become a favorite among fashionistas.

Hello, halo, hello!

The classic style can also be worn with a halo setting too. The Halo diamond is a setting with a center stone surrounded by a “halo” of small round pavé or micro pavé stones.

Check out this moissanite halo 14k ring with side accents from Charles and Colvard (with free international shipping.)

halo ring

Your Classic ring can be ‘stoned’ as you desire

So it might be embellished with two or three stones.

Check out this version from Aurate New York with 3 diamonds:

A sparkling 5.5 mm square cushion-cut diamond is flanked by two 4.2 mm square cushion-cut diamonds on a classic gold band

Triple diamond ring by Aurate

The Tapered shank

A variation of the classic ring is where it tapers off to highlight the central stone. AurateNY has created this stunning Cushion Cut Tapered Baguette Diamond ring

Tapered baguette diamond ring by Aurate

Instead this tapered shank diamond ring from Helzberg in 18k white gold is a real masterpiece with a palladium finish. It carries one round 1/2 ct center diamond and 8 accent diamonds. It is available through Helzberg Diamonds with an end-of-year discount. Plus if you write the promotional code YES15 you will get a further discount.

tapered ring

The Knife Edge

Whether or not your relationship is hanging over a knife edge this could be the ring to buy. Basically, it creates an optical illusion whereby as the metal band looks more petite it draws our attention to the gem making it seem larger.

Check out this Moissanite Halo knife edge engagement ring in 14k gold from Charles and Colvard

knife-edge ring

Deep Shank

Here a more generous shank will give you more space for stones if you are so inclined!

Wide band ring by GabrielNY

Check out this wide modern comfortable 14K gold ring from Charles and Colvard:

deep ring

Split Shank

Here the split in the shank makes the whole ring spread out and seem larger. It also appears to be more dramatic and bold!

The split can be in various shapes and the stone setting can vary.

Check out this ring from Italo

This very well-priced sterling silver split-shank ring is embellished with radiant-cut sapphires

split shank

Or this beauty from Helzberg at a very special price:

split shank ring

Criss-Cross Shank

Here two metallic rows will as the name suggests cross over each over. The metal can be in two different colors. The criss-cross can be used with or without a halo setting with accents along the shaft.

Check out this 14k criss-cross triple-row band of accent stones in white gold

criss-cross ring

Bypass shank

This will give you an interesting asymmetrical look. The band seems to flow around the stone. One side swirls around the top of the stone and the other around the bottom.

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Check out this specially-priced diamond bypass ring in silver. It gracefully sweeps around the center diamond. It is available in white gold, yellow gold, or platinum from James Allen. The best thing is the price! The setting is currently on sale for less than $500!

Abstract Asymmetrical Shank

This trendsetting unique ring from Brilliant Earth available in yellow or white gold as well as Platinum has an asymmetrical setting:

assymmetrical ring

Chevron v-shape

This popular shape is associated with the up and down moments that we encounter in life. The v shape is, of course, also linked to Victory. Whatever reason you decide to buy this type of ring it is certainly a very decisive look.

Check out this chevron-shaped gold ring available from Brilliant Earth in different colors as well as platinum.

chevron ring

Free Form rings

This stunning robot-like free-form ring is not for the faint-hearted.

ring shank

The Cathedral Shank

The Cathedral Shank puts the gem on a pedestal. The arches form a triangle where the shank and setting meet.

Check out this classic cathedral-style engagement ring from Brilliant Earth

cathedral ring

Braided twisted shank

The shank twists around the finger like a braid. The effect is graceful

Check out this Charles & Colvard moissanite ring available from Helzberg. This braided ring is in 14K white gold with a 7.5 mm round Moissanite lab-created gem.

braided moissanite ring

The Floral look

Here the flowers and leaves emphasize the romantic look of these shanks.

See this Art Deco Floral diamond ring

Floral art deco by GabrielNY


Exalt her hand and perhaps your love choosing from one of the best ring shanks available. The choice is vast just like your love!


About Stuart Goldsmith

Born in London ,living in Florence (Italy) where i opened a Buying Office sourcing fashion products for international brands visting hundreds of artisans and factories. I now work with accessories including Jewelry which gives me the most satisfaction. The Jewelry creators have a fascinating past,present and future!

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