What are Plaited Shoulder Rings?

Design Recommendations

  • The central diamond can be something weighing between 0.5 and 1 carat, with a diameter of around 6 mm.
  • The surrounding stones can be brilliant cut, of about 2.5mm. The diamonds need to match each other in cut, clarity, and color.
  • The plait shape of the shoulders can have a special interwoven appearance, coming up to join the single band that fits under the finger.


Plaited shoulders are not exclusive to diamond-set rings. You can have a plain ring without any settings with the band, designed in the shape of a plait. However, with many different variations in the design of diamond shoulders, you can come up with individual styles that set off the appearance of the center stone remarkably, which is probably what you want from a diamond engagement ring. This is one of the reasons, why this style is very popular.

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