Split Shank Setting
The split shank setting ring has been extremely popular for many years now, and a lot of people choose this style of ring when they are looking for a vintage engagement ring. For those who are unaware, the split shank setting is one whereby the band is separated and then joins in the center, where a large diamond is typically placed.
There are many reasons why this type of ring has become so popular. As mentioned, it has an ornate and vintage appearance that appeals to many. Not only this, but it can make the center stone appear a lot bigger and give it maximum sparkle. This is definitely the type of ring that gets noticed. A lot of people tend to go for diamonds that are French-set or micropaved, which makes the diamond sparkle greatly because it gives the smaller diamonds a bigger surface area.
You have a wealth of designs to choose from when you go for this type of ring. In most cases, where the band separates there is simply a space, or it can be woven, twisted, or even in free form. You can also choose from a wide range of diamonds and gemstones, and you can opt to keep the band simple or you can have it encrusted with smaller diamonds.