Keep Her Admiring Her Own Ring for Years 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.
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!).