Twisted Band Engagement Rings
Talented jewelry designers are putting a spin on the traditional engagement ring by adding twisted bands with “infinity” patterns, swirls, split-shanks and diamond-encrusted braids. These intricate settings offer a modern twist to classic styles that today’s women will enjoy.
Depending on the design, the intricate setting can feel vintage or modern. Pave diamonds can accent the twists and swirls giving your ring added sparkle.
Below are two representative designs from James Allen and Whiteflash. The first is a popular diamond solitaire with a novel twist of pave diamonds that gives the ring added sparkle. The second ring is a fashionable pave design featuring a romantic “infinity” twisted band.
Twisted Pave Shank Contemporary Solitaire
Infinity Pave Engagement Ring
Below are two sparkly halo settings with split shanks and twisted bands from our Favorite Engagement Ring Styles for 2014 page…
Twisted Band Halo Engagement Ring
Verragio Split Shank Cushion Style Halo Engagement Ring
Intricate settings can trace their roots back to the Edwardian era. The actual period that is given the name, “Edwardian,” began around 1901 and lasted through World War I. In regards to jewelry design, the style is very elaborate and boasts highly intricate settings and designs. Twisted ropes and ivy branches trim broaches, rings and pendants. Gemstones are bunched together in the likeness of flower bouquets that all radiate different colors.
A wide use of intertwining silver and gold is notably Edwardian. The depiction of birds, flowers, bows and little cherub angels is also seen throughout the jewelry of this era. In addition, delicate and lacy filigree is most notably Edwardian in design.
Bands sometimes branch out into three or more tangled strands that can represent the beginning of new life paths. While the intermingling of yellow-gold and white-gold or platinum was once quite fashionable today there is a trend towards one single metal choice for the twisted band style.
If you are looking for an engagement ring with a unique touch, twisted bands or other intricate stylings might be the perfect choice for you.