Engagement Rings 101 – Types of Shanks

Have you ever wonder what makes every engagement ring the best of its own?

While we’re very much captivated with the alluring glimmer of each precious stones perfectly settled on its center, the essence of your engagement rings lies upon the state, style, and kind of its shank.

Shank is the one that stands as the band of your engagement ring. It is where every precious stone rests. Commonly categorized by its surface and looks, and since not every woman has the same taste in pieces of jewelry, shanks can come in very distinct styles.

Finding it hard to choose the best engagement ring setting for your precious diamond? Know more as we further discuss different kinds of engagement ring settings below.


This type of shank is a kind of band that tapers off to a slimmer portion on where the center stone would be placed or at the position opposing the stones spot. Since the band will appear smaller than the stone, this design is the best one for those who love to uplift the beauty and size of the stone in an engagement ring.


The straight shank is one of the common designs of ring band; its plain look makes it less fragile and is pretty admired by persons who often look for the durability of a product. With its simplicity, it is also one of the easiest ring bands to be made. These shanks usually come in a flat edge for it to fit perfectly and be worn comfortably for more natural accordance with your finger.

Split Ring

This type of shank has a unique feature that can surely win your loved one’s heart. Its structure is composed of two bands splitting as it places the center stone in between the two splitting bands. It can also come to complex structures. Its exceptional and glamourous styles can go with various designs and mounts.


Cathedral shank will never be completed without those two arches framing the center stone. Although it might look quite the same as the straight one, its ends are designed to support the amount of the precious stone-forming two arches backing the precious stone’s attachment.  Not only that helps in securing, but it also enhances the figure of the stone in your engagement ring.

Knife Edge

Derived from its structure, a knife-edge is composed of sharp borders of the shank, but not sharp enough to cut your fingers, as its only purpose is to put a whole new level of uniqueness to engagement rings. This type of shank is being connected only by the stone at the center. Unlike any other shanks, this one has its special structure and is completely connected with the engagement ring’s mount.


Bypass shank is not like the other, as it doesn’t completely meet at the stone. Instead, it surrounds the stone circularly. Each end is curved covering the mount and creating the chimera of a band that’s superimposing the center stone for a more glamorous look. 

Finding it hard to find the best engagement rings in the Philippines? Feel free to talk with us and share your desires, call (02) 655-08-76 or email us directly at Adeva.Jewellery@gmail.com. 



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