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10 Classic Engagement Ring Styles

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Split-shank Setting
This split shank ring is heavy on the glitz!
This split shank ring is heavy on the glitz!
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Some women opt to forego the wedding band altogether in favor of a wider and more eye-catching engagement ring. The split-shank setting actually splits the band in half as it approaches the center diamond, widening the central focal point of the ring so that it can be decorated with other smaller diamonds or details. This elegant option, which often conveys an antique aesthetic, stands alone beautifully, doubling as both a day-to-day or evening piece with ease.


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