A bypass ring is a jewelry style in which two ends of the ring loop around each other without directly connecting. They can be open rings with bypass ends of the shank, or closed rings that feature looping decorative bypass designs along the head or gallery of the ring.
The hallmark of a bypass ring is two or more looping elements that play off each other for a unique design. This may be two ends of the shank that join on opposing sides around a center stone, two rows of diamonds offset around the ring or split shank styles with intentional gaps. The two opposing design elements of a bypass ring create a stylistic conversation that can bring a trendy look to fashion and engagement styles.