Which Style Of Band Should I Choose?

If you opt for a band that isn’t straight for your diamond engagement ring, the band can be used as a design feature. The type of band you choose really comes down to personal style.

types of band styles

A straight band is the most popular band style used for engagement ring designs. It means that the band is the same thickness the entire was around.

A knife edge is created by sharply angling the band on both sides to create a sharp edge at the top of the band, resembling a knife. It is typically embellished with small diamonds that are set along the band. This design creates a sleek and modern look for the ring.

A tapered band is an engagement ring band that gradually narrows in width from the base to the top of the ring. A tapered band creates the illusion of a larger diamond as it narrows in at the gallery of the diamond.

A reverse tapered diamond band is a ring band that widens in width from the base to the top. This design can create a visually interesting design with the use of different sized diamonds or a vintage inspired design that emphasises the diamond centre.

A bypass band is a unique engagement ring design where the two ends of the band curve or “bypass” each other, encapsulating the diamond.

A criss-cross band is a design where two or more bands intertwine or cross over each other. It is sometimes called an infinity band if it’s crossed over in a figure-of-eight pattern.

An elaborate band is an engagement ring band that features intricate and ornate designs. It may include intricate metalwork, filigree patterns, milgrain detailing, or other decorative elements. This style showcases a high level of craftsmanship and adds a luxurious and often vintage touch to the ring.

A split band design features a band that slips into two or more separate bands as it approaches the center stone. Typically used as a diamond feature with an fancy shaped diamond and halo engagement ring designs.