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Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 01-19-02 , 11:21 PM


Is there a manufacturer who sells shanks that open to accommodate a large knuckle and then closes to fit a finger snugly? Having outgrown one diamond wedding band due to a large knuckle, I am not about to purchase another ring only to have this happen again. Someone please HELP!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#2 @ 01-20-02 , 01:47 AM


Yes, there's at least one which has been discussed here before. I think SteveL sells them and undoubtedly others here do as well.

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adjustable shanks
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thank you for replying to my question. I am new to this site and do not know how to contact this person. Any suggestions?

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#4 @ 01-20-02 , 11:50 AM


Do a search on DT for posts with adjustable shank(s). There's a great picture somewhere here of a beautiful ring with one.

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Here it is.
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This is the picture Diamonangel referenced. Also, you can contact Steve via his website at http://www.demsjewelers.com/





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Different angle.



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Nice ring, bad adjustable shank
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If I may, I'd like to criticize the ring in those pictures. I made the ring so I guess it's OK if I tear it apart.

That ring is hand made with the exception of the adjustable shank. Our customer insisted that we use that specific shank. We listened and we're sorry we did. The piece is all platinum. That shank locks closed by way of a lever on the back. The lever relies on springiness in the metal to cause it to stay closed after being snapped into locked position. Platinum is not generally a springy material. There are springy alloys of platinum being produced but the manufacturer of that adjustable shank doesn't use them in it's manufacture.

Bottom line: That shank won't remain locked in closed position. The center stone is an 8 ct. diamond. We don't feel good about the prospects here. We have asked that the ring be returned to us for replacement of that shank. It has not been returned to us. I repeat, We don't feel good about the prospects here.

Two brands of adjustable shanks that I feel better about are the "Finger Mate" out of Florida USA and "Superfit" shanks. The shank on my ring is a "Finger Fit". It's not a bad way to go for gold rings. Gold can be made quite hard and springy.

"Our customer" on the ring in the pictures is a retailer. They insited on that shank because their customer insisted. We obeyed. It won't happen again.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#8 @ 01-20-02 , 04:47 PM


Thanks Mark. I knew that there was something wrong with the shank, but I didn't want to venture out and offer my opinion.

The ring is still beautiful.

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Mark,
Thanks for your honest opinion. Personally the thing that I think is wrong with that shank is that it looks ugly! Other pictures that I've seen of adjustable shanks only have the two joints on the sides of the rings, and when closed, the joints are nearly invisible. To me that's a much more pleasing appearance as it looks just like a regular ring.

Too bad the customer hasn't returned the ring to you for a better shank. It's hard to believe someone would risk an 8 ct. diamond like that.

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I've found the websites of the two brands Mark recommended:

http://www.fingermate.com/index.html

http://www.fingerfit.com/

I don't know if they're sold through authorized retailers or if any jeweler could get one.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#11 @ 01-20-02 , 06:10 PM


Shelby,
You do have a point, the shank does resemble a pair of handcuffs. But the top view is striking. I can't imagine someone demanding an inferior shank, especially for an eight carat stone. If she is not careful, she will make someone extremely happy if it ever falls off.

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I have the Superfit shank on my ring, and I love it. The hinge areas and latch are both truly invisible when closed. The bottom of the ring has a tiny place to insert and push a pin head, which releases the latch. The latch is very secure. My ring setting has baguette diamonds that run appx 50% down either side, and the hinge areas start where the diamonds stop. I also considered the Fingermate. Between the Superfit and Fingermate, it was really a toss-up... they both were fine. According to my Jeweler, either of them can be added to most rings.

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Hi Adamas2,
I love your ring, and had no clue that it had a hinged shank. Can you please post pics of the shank with it open and then closed. I am really interested in getting this done on my future e ring because I can not stand rings that twist on the finger!

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Here's a picture of the ring with the Superfit shank. I'm really pleased with it & would recommend either this one, or the Fingermate.



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