Engagement Rings with Twist Shanks

For an even more whimsical take on the popular split shanks, try a romantic twist!

Updated 08/17/19
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Illustration by Christina Park

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 twist-shank engagement ring? Click through to see all of our favorite twisted engagement ring band designs!

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David Yurman Wisteria Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

Style WR1055CPL, "Wisteria" double platinum band engagement ring with pavé diamonds and cushion-cut center stone, price upon request, David Yurman

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Kirk Kara Priouetta Ring

Courtesy of Kirk Kara

Style K199R, 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

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Norman Silverman Cushion-cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Norman Silverman Diamonds

Cushion-cut diamond engagement ring with braided pavé diamonds set in 18K white gold, $5,300, Norman Silverman Diamonds

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Mark Schneider "Surge" Platinum ring

Courtesy of Greenwich Jewelers

Style 130-01674, "Surge" platinum engagement ring with double-band design, pavé diamonds, and round center stone, $2,360, Mark Schneider available at Greenwich Jewelers

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Danov Platinum Ring

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Style ZE109, handcrafted double-twisted shank platinum engagement ring, $1,760 without center stone, Danhov

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Zales Vera Wang diamond frame ring

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Style 18627331, one-carat diamond frame engagement ring in 14K white gold, $3,699, Vera Wang LOVE available at Zales

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Ritani White Gold Ring with Round Center Stone

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Style 130-02325, 18K white gold engagement ring with round center stone and twisted diamond band, $1,470, Ritani available at Greenwich Jewelers

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David Yurman "Crossover Pavé" Round-Cut Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

Style WR1039RPL, "Crossover Pavé" round-cut diamond engagement ring with twin pavé platinum bands, price upon request, David Yurman

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JudeFrances White Gold and Twisted Pavé Diamond Band

Courtesy of Greenwich Jewelers

Style 130-01520, 18K white gold engagement ring with twisted pavé diamond band, $3,850, JudeFrances available at Greenwich Jewelers

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Kwiat "Fidelity" Platinum Ring with Solitaire Diamond

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"Fidelity" platinum engagement ring with round brilliant solitaire diamond and pavé diamonds, price upon request, Kwiat

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