Engagement Rings - Basic Mounting Styles

Engagement Ring Mountings

From ready-made to custom, there are a myriad of engagement ring mountings to explore. Some may opt for a simple solitaire mounting, while others prefer diamonds set into the ring shank. Here are some basic examples of different shank styles typically found in engagement rings.

Click on the links below for different examples of mounting styles shared by Pricescope community members.

Knife Edge Rings

A knife-edge shank has a two slanted sides that meet at a point on top. Depending on the design, “sharper” or “softer” knife-edge shanks can be found



Diamond Engagement Ring Knife Edge Mounting
.70ct Round Brilliant Diamond in Six-Prong Solitaire
Posted by Kit



Diamond  Engagement Ring Knife Edge Mounting
2.02ct H&A in Six-Prong Solitaire
Posted by miss toy



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Cathedral Rings

A cathedral mounting is one where the shoulders of the shank connect to the head in an upward slope.



Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
1.17ct Ideal Cut Diamond Solitaire
Posted by Dreamer_D



Aquamarine Ring
2.88ct Aquamarine Ring set in Platinum
Posted by Ellen



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Pavé Set Rings

Pavé literally means “paved.” Imagine a piece of metal paved in diamonds. In true pavé, tiny beads of metal are pushed up from the surface securing multiple diamonds, which are set next to each other in a smooth formation.

Related Threads:

Show Me Your Pavé and Micropavé Settings

Pavé Types



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
3.5ct Pavé Engagement Ring
Posted by justme1



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2.0ct Pavé Engagement Ring
Posted by tagafabo



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Bead Set Pavé Rings

A bead setting is a type of pave where tiny beads are pushed up from the surface metal to secure small diamonds.



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
1.35ct Tiffany Legacy Engagement Ring (Ornate Legacy)
Posted by TopoDazzle



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
1.8ct Asscher Cut Engagement Ring by Leon Megé
Posted by BrownEyedCountryGirl



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U-Shaped Pavé Rings



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
1.30ct Engagement Ring with "mushroom pave"
by Leon Megé
Posted by GoodSoul



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2.79ct Ceylon Sapphire in Custom Pavé Ring
Posted by cushioncutnut



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V-Shaped or Fishtail Pavé Rings



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2.36ct Ideal Cut H&A Diamond in Whiteflash Pavé Ring
Posted by Lynn B



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2.03ct Superbcert Diamond in Pavé Ring
Posted by slammie



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Channel Set Rings

In a channel setting, diamonds are held in place by grooves carved into a metal channel.



Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring
.70ct Round Diamond in Vatché Channel Set Ring
Posted by msmckay



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
3.29 Sapphire in BGD Channel Set Ring
Posted by pierreone



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Split Shank Rings

Split shanks are graceful and complement many diamond shapes. The shank splits from the head of the ring creating the look of two separate bands.

Related Thread:

Split Shank Rings

Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring
2.09ct Cushion Cut Diamond from Engagement Rings Direct
in Split Shank Ring by Maytal Hannah
Posted by dasman08



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
4.04ct Cushion Cut Diamond in Split Shank Pavé Ring
by Leon Megé
Posted by CrookedRock



Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
1.07ct Barry Bridgestock Tourmaline
in Split Shank Ring by Whiteflash
Posted by FrekeChild



Split Shank Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
2.57ct Round Brilliant in Custom Pavé Split Shank Ring
Posted by Beacon



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