Keep Her Admiring Her Own Ring with One of These Bypass Engagement Rings
Bypass engagement rings might be new to you, but the style has been around since at least the 1830s.
Traditional versions of these engagement rings are settings that fit around the finger normally, but the ends of the band — also known as the shank — don’t meet at the top (hence the name bypass because they actually pass each other). You can think of them as diverting away from your center diamond whereas the band on traditional settings leads right to it.
Popularity of bypass engagement rings
The popularity of the style comes and goes as trends shift, but we argue that they’re one of the better choices for diamond engagement rings. The reason: There’s so much room for customization. Some types of bypass engagement rings have extra pave diamonds set into the parts that bypass each other, while others have larger diamonds set between (or on) the ends.
Regardless of what you pick, you’ll get a ring that will stand the test of time (and stand out among the sea of similar diamond engagement rings.
Shopping guide: Top bypass engagement rings
We totally get it: Finding the perfect diamond engagement ring for your future wife — or for you — can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our top bypass engagement rings to help you start the search (and maybe even help you find your dream diamond!).
Chic East West Solitaire Engagement Ring
If you’re someone who wants a ring that reflects your non-mainstream personality, the East west solitaire diamond engagement ring in rose gold is a perfect pick. The east west four-prong setting of the center stone fits in perfectly with the sleek bypass style and smooth rose gold metal.
Tapered Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
While still one of the bypass engagement rings, the ends of the shank on the Tapered halo diamond engagement ring in white gold do meet to create a halo effect around the center diamond. The 0.32 carats of pave diamonds added on the band give a blinged-out feel that’ll reflect light like crazy.
Two-Tone Bypass Diamond Engagement Ring
You get the best of both worlds when you choose the Two-tone bypass diamond engagement ring in yellow gold. The split shank on the band features both a smooth metal side and a side accented with pave diamonds. Bonus: The way the setting is designed gives it an infinity feel — AKA it looks like the band is one solid connection underneath the beautiful center stone.
Twisting Underhalo Engagement Ring
Channel set accent diamonds swirl around your center diamond to create a stunning under halo setting that will have people staring. We love this pave engagement ring in white gold because the band blends in with the diamonds, creating the appearance that small diamonds are dancing around your larger one. There’s a sense of flow and movement to the entire setting that will have her looking down to admire it, even years from now.
Two-Tone Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring
The Two-tone split shank diamond engagement ring in rose gold is a modern take on the traditional bypass style, thanks to the split shank that features one smooth side and one side accented with pave diamonds. The bright color of the rose gold really makes both the center stone and accent diamonds pop, meaning you can likely go lower on the color scale and still get a diamond that looks completely colorless.
Open Twist Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Why settle for a traditional engagement ring band style when you can get one that looks like this? The Open twist halo diamond engagement ring in yellow gold features a twist of metal on the shank, creating an open style that looks like an infinity symbol — a perfect representation for your love. The bypass style then creates a halo effect around the center stone with a generous amount of pave diamonds thrown in for extra bling.
Floating Twist Diamond Engagement Ring
Want a bypass engagement ring that commands attention? The Floating twist diamond engagement ring in white gold is definitely it. The sides of the shank — adorned with 0.50 carats of larger pave diamonds — create a distinctive edge when they pass behind the center stone. It might look like the edges are sharp, but the only thing that’ll be noticeable when you wear this ring is the compliments you get.
Twist Diamond Engagement Ring
Prefer a thin band? The Twist diamond engagement ring in yellow gold is the perfect bypass engagement ring for you. The petite band is outfitted with 0.26 carats in pave diamonds to create an eye-catching bypass at the center stone. But don’t worry: Your diamond will be safe, thanks to the secure four-prong setting.
Twisting East West Diamond Engagement Ring
Travel down a winding — and pave-adorned — path with the Twisting east west diamond engagement ring in rose gold. Bonus: Everyone will notice every detail on your band, thanks to the bright rose gold metal that accentuates your 0.24 carats of extra diamonds. Can you say bling bling?
Classic Bypass Engagement Ring
This delicate diamond engagement ring features a subtle twist at the top of the band. It’s just enough to divert the band away from your stone so it appears to swirl around the diamond instead of leading straight to it. One of the sides is covered in accent diamonds for a subtle flash of extra sparkle.
Even though we have soft spots for all of these engagement rings, they’re not the only bypass settings in our collection. You can browse our entire catalog below, and even filter by your prefered precious metal and diamond shape to see which settings are available.
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