Heres another term you may heard thrown around by jewelers. The shank refers to the band of the ring or the part that actually encircles your finger. Most shanks are round, but there are also square shaped-shanks and other more creative shapes.
A split-shank refers to a ring in which the shank splits into two separate shanks. See the example below of this pave-set split-shank band.
Pros of a Shank/Split-Shank Setting
Provides an unique, attention-grabbing appearance
Offers additional surface area to add side stones and sparkle
Leads the eye toward the center stone, making it more prominent and noticeable
Can be designed for either a modern or classic look
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Wedding Bands Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
Classic Ring Styles
These engagement ring styles are the ones you’ll find in almost any jewellery shop you walk into. Classic in this context doesn’t mean boring or basic, these ring styles are versatile, timeless and work with a variety of different gemstones, shapes of stone, and metals, and may overlap into more unusual vintage or contemporary ring settings. Three, four or five stone rings are all really popular settings. With a three-stone setting the centre stone can be a little larger flanked by two accent gems, or all three stones will be similarly sized.
If the wearer wants to dazzle with glamour, she might love a setting that holds her diamond higher, or perhaps one that features sparkling pav-set diamonds on the band of the ring. Halo engagement settings are also very popular. Halo settings add a circle of diamonds around the center diamond to add sparkle and make the center diamond appear larger.
If you and your partner are set on a diamond engagement ring it is important to know how diamonds are classified. Diamonds are graded according the four Cs: carat, cut, clarity, and color. Striking a balance between these characteristics can help ensure you get the best diamond for your engagement ring. Cut A diamonds cut is directly related to the its overall beauty. When a diamond has been correctly cut, the diamonds ability to reflect and refract light is greatly enhanced. By understanding the way that light moves through diamond crystals, modern diamond cutters have established a specific set of proportions and angles that are known to harness the diamonds internal brilliance and to show it in its best light. Learn more about diamond cuts. Color A diamonds color is caused by natural trace elements of nitrogen that were present when the diamond formed under the Earths crust. A diamond with less color will exhibit greater brilliance and fire, be considered rarer, and therefore be of more value. Learn more about diamond color. Clarity With most diamonds, there is more than meets the eye! The presence of natural inclusions and blemishes on and within a diamond impacts its appearance and value. Inclusions may be crystals of a foreign material or structural imperfections such as tiny cracks, known as feathers, which can appear whitish or cloudy. Often times the inclusions are microscopic diamonds that were absorbed by the larger crystal before the diamond was carried to the surface of the Earth. The quantity, size, color, location, orientation, and visibility of inclusions all affect the final clarity grade of a diamond. Diamonds with no or few inclusions are considered particularly rare and highly valued. Carat Carat is the most visually apparent factor when comparing diamonds. Learn how carat weight is used to measure gemstones.
Its important to product your jewelry from the unexpected with jewelry insurance. Jewelry insurance protects your Brilliant Earth jewelry from circumstances that most homeowners and renters insurance policies dont cover. We include a complimentary insurance appraisal with engagement and wedding rings that have not been modified.