Split Shank Engagement Rings have steadily grown in popularity over the last 20 years. Simply put, a split shank engagement ring is a ring where the shank, or ring part of the setting, is divided into multiple strands with space between them. It is most common to find split shank engagement rings with a single split, leaving two individual shanks connected to the head or basket of the ring. Sometimes there can be more shanks, 3 or 4 at times. In addition, the shanks can be just simply separated from each other by a space, twisted, woven, or even free form. In most rings, the shanks will merge towards the bottom of the ring, the part that will go under the finger, to create one single band that is thin enough to be worn comfortably. However, this is not always the case as you can find some rings that maintain a split all the way around. Whatever your style, these engagement rings are worth a look. The split shank style is beautiful and comes in so many amazing designs that you may just find that your perfect ring is a split shank engagement ring.