An adjustable shank is the best alternative for someone who’s knuckles are significantly different in size from the part of the finger the ring sits on.
An adjustable shank is easy to use, works with most ring styles, and most importantly allows you to wear your rings with comfort. Mostly suggested to use with engagement and wedding collections due to the nature of the the cost investment and overall need for certain pieces to fit more comfortably. One main benefit from a jewelers perspective is the decreased wear or damage your ring is susceptible to when it fits your finger appropriately. When a ring is much to large and spins around frequently, you could unknowingly grasp something heavy and damage the metal or gemstones. When it fits properly, your ring is less likely to spin frequently, therefore remain on top of your hand away from hazards.
Here at Summerwind we carry the innovative designer, Finger Mate, whom create a truly amazing product. Finger Mate is easy to use for clients and recommended by our world class jeweler for mechanical longevity and craftsmanship.
The Finger Mate expandable ring shank opens wide to easily go over the knuckle, then closes and locks securely in the wearing position. To open, simply grasp the top of the ring and pull up.
No more twisting and turning.
No more forcing rings on and off.
Finger Mate shanks are available in a wide variety of widths and styles, in 14K white gold, yellow gold or platinum, to replace the shank of almost any ring.
HOW IT WORKS
The Finger Mate shank replaces your existing shank to allow your ring to open three sizes larger to fit over your knuckle, then locks closed in the wearing position. The expandable ring is easy to put on, slide over knuckle, easy to remove and comfortable while worn.
The Finger Mate shank opens automatically when the ring is pulled from the top and locks closed when its sides are squeezed together. Its 2-position catch allows for an approximate half-size adjustment when needed. There are no buttons to push, and no dangling flaps. The 14K gold special safety spring allows the shank to open 3 – 4 sizes .