Have your bling—with a twist! Split shanks (that is, an engagement ring band split into two pieces) have become increasingly popular in the bridal world. And now, designers are making these modern baubles with a, well, twist. Whether it's a twisted split shank or a single intertwined band, these infinity-like designs are whimsical, romantic, and unique.
There are many ways to tote a twisted engagement ring. One popular style, as mentioned above, is to take a split shank and simply intertwine the two bands. This can be done subtly, with one or two areas where the two pieces cross over, or the band can be tightly wound together. For added bling, designers stud these pieces with pave; diamonds so that the finished product is both super eye-catching and sparkly. If you really want to go big, add a diamond-dotted halo around the center stone, too.
You don't have to go for the pave if you don't want, though. In fact, plenty of sleek twisted bands are a great way to update a classic solitaire engagement ring.
The band doesn't have to be split, either. David Yurman, for example, is known for a cable band that has the appearance of a twisted rope. Forevermark, too, has a single twisted band—half in pavé and half in solid metal to really drive the design home. The effect on both is still traditional with just a touch of ingenious texture.
Love the idea of a twist-shank engagement ring? Click through to see all of our favorite twisted engagement ring band designs!
David Yurman Wisteria Ring
"Wisteria" double platinum band engagement ring with pavé diamonds and cushion-cut center stone, price upon request, David Yurman
Kirk Kara Priouetta Ring
Pirouetta white gold split-shank engagement ring with a 1.5 carat round-cut center stone, peek-a-boo diamonds, and signature filigree, $2,880, Kirk Kara
Norman Silverman Cushion-cut Diamond Ring
Cushion-cut diamond engagement ring with braided pavé diamonds set in 18K white gold, $5,300, Norman Silverman Diamonds
Mark Schneider "Surge" Platinum ring
"Surge" platinum engagement ring with double-band design, pavé diamonds, and round center stone, $2,360, Mark Schneider available at Greenwich Jewelers
Danov Platinum Ring
Handcrafted double-twisted shank platinum engagement ring, $1,760 without center stone, Danhov
Ritani White Gold Ring with Round Center Stone
18K white gold engagement ring with a round center stone and twisted diamond band, $1,470, Ritani available at Greenwich Jewelers
David Yurman "Crossover Pavé" Round-Cut Ring
"Crossover Pavé" round-cut diamond engagement ring with twin pavé platinum bands, price upon request, David Yurman
JudeFrances White Gold and Twisted Pavé Diamond Band
18K white gold engagement ring with twisted pavé diamond band, $3,850, JudeFrances available at Greenwich Jewelers
Kwiat "Fidelity" Platinum Ring with Solitaire Diamond
"Fidelity" platinum engagement ring with a round brilliant solitaire diamond and pavé diamonds, price upon request, Kwiat