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.
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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:
The Emerald-Cut Solitaire Lab-Grown Diamond Ring is in a 4-prong setting
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.)
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
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
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.
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
Here a more generous shank will give you more space for stones if you are so inclined!
Check out this wide modern comfortable 14K gold ring from Charles and Colvard:
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
Or this beauty from Helzberg at a very special price:
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
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.
Check out this specially-priced diamond bypass ring in silver. It gracefully sweeps around the center diamond.
Abstract Asymmetrical Shank
This trendsetting unique ring from Brilliant Earth available in yellow or white gold as well as Platinum has an asymmetrical setting:
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 in different colors as well as platinum.
Free Form rings
This stunning robot-like free-form ring is not for the faint-hearted.
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
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.
The Floral look
Here the flowers and leaves emphasize the romantic look of these shanks.
See this Art Deco Floral diamond ring
Exalt her hand and perhaps your love choosing from one of the best ring shanks available. The choice is vast just like your love!
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