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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.
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
.70ct Round Brilliant Diamond in Six-Prong Solitaire
Posted by Kit
2.02ct H&A in Six-Prong Solitaire
Posted by miss toy
A cathedral mounting is one where the shoulders of the shank connect to the head in an upward slope.
1.17ct Ideal Cut Diamond Solitaire
Posted by Dreamer_D
2.88ct Aquamarine Ring set in Platinum
Posted by Ellen
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.
Show Me Your Pavé and Micropavé Settings
3.5ct Pavé Engagement Ring
Posted by justme1
2.0ct Pavé Engagement Ring
Posted by tagafabo
A bead setting is a type of pave where tiny beads are pushed up from the surface metal to secure small diamonds.
1.35ct Tiffany Legacy Engagement Ring (Ornate Legacy)
Posted by TopoDazzle
1.8ct Asscher Cut Engagement Ring by Leon Megé
Posted by BrownEyedCountryGirl
1.30ct Engagement Ring with “mushroom pave”
by Leon Megé
Posted by GoodSoul
2.79ct Ceylon Sapphire in Custom Pavé Ring
Posted by cushioncutnut
2.36ct Ideal Cut H&A Diamond in Whiteflash Pavé Ring
Posted by Lynn B
2.03ct Superbcert Diamond in Pavé Ring
Posted by slammie
In a channel setting, diamonds are held in place by grooves carved into a metal channel.
.70ct Round Diamond in Vatché Channel Set Ring
Posted by msmckay
3.29 Sapphire in BGD Channel Set Ring
Posted by pierreone
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.
2.09ct Cushion Cut Diamond from Engagement Rings Direct
in Split Shank Ring by Maytal Hannah
Posted by dasman08
4.04ct Cushion Cut Diamond in Split Shank Pavé Ring
by Leon Megé
Posted by CrookedRock
1.07ct Barry Bridgestock Tourmaline
in Split Shank Ring by Whiteflash
Posted by FrekeChild
2.57ct Round Brilliant in Custom Pavé Split Shank Ring
Posted by Beacon
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