Also known as cuff rings, open band engagement rings form a cuff around your finger instead of a complete loop. This is a relatively modern style that has become popular for those wanting something less conventional. The ring style is incredibly diverse, with a wide variety of designs. Depending on the design, metal, stones, and overall level of detail you want, you could have a minimal and subtle engagement ring or something bolder and more dramatic.
Elegant Open Engagement Rings to Inspire
To show you just how gorgeous open engagement rings are, we’ve put together some ring examples to inspire your custom ring.
Asymmetrical Emerald Pear
Although most emeralds are clear and bright green, cloudy emeralds are an option for those wanting the rich colour with a more toned-down appearance. In this design, emerald pear cut stones are positioned on a gold pave diamond-encrusted open band asymmetrically. Cooler toned metals would also work for this ring – we love the contrast between the stone and yellow gold, however.
Double Band Princess
Princess cut rings remain a timeless choice for brides across the world, from royalty to celebrities and every other bride who favours a classic cut. When the stone is turned around, it becomes an east-west design that adds a modern spin. In this design, the additional open pave band joins the top band, creating a unique double band ring.
Gold Marquise Pave
Marquise diamonds are beautiful and perfectly cut, flattering just about every finger. This single yet elegant design features a flawless marquise stone set on a gold pave band. Despite the size of the primary stone, the ring is not over the top. Instead, it is delicate and feminine, allowing all of the diamonds to shine.
Leafy White Gold
If you love all things botanical and natural, this nature-inspired design is sure to get your attention. A leafy design features on each end of the band, with tiny pave diamonds filling each leaf outline. White gold adds a softness to the ring but platinum would work equally well. You could also consider using teardrop or small marquise diamonds to form the leaves instead of metal.
Rose Gold Cuff
One of the most contemporary styles of all when it comes to this type of ring is the double cuff. This split band ring connects on a fine strip between the two bands. Each delicate band is encrusted with tiny pave diamonds, with the bands almost meeting at the top. You could add more to this ring by adding a larger centre diamond (or few) with a tension setting or positioning them at the opening.
Multi Band Pave
Another dramatic style is the multi band design. This creative design features four bands on one side and two bands on the other side. Each pave band has a zig-zagging cuff, with a cage at the bottom that connects each band. Again, you could add more to this ring by setting larger round diamonds on either side to add more sparkle.
Rose Gold Pave
This design takes a classic style and gives it a modern look. Rather than a proper halo, the ends of each side of the band have round pave-encrusted diamonds that form rings within the circle. A full halo with centre diamonds would work very well with this design. Rose gold adds more elegance, making this a sophisticated yet contemporary ring.
As a specialist in custom ring design with extensive experience and expertise, Cape Diamonds helps you find your dream ring. Whether you are considering open band rings or any other design, contact us today to get a quote on custom engagement rings.