For this blog post, we will be discussing the anatomy of rings. We will work our way up from the base of the ring. We will discuss different variations and terms used for different components of a ring. The shank Also referred to as: The band. The shank refers to the band of a ring: the part of the ring that wraps around your finger.
This is for All the Girls with Big Knuckles. Jewelers are constantly trying to figure out good ways to design jewelry that fits well if you have the kind of a finger that lets Rings spin. If you are about to design a ring and you have big knuckles, use my three design hacks for a more comfortable daily wear happy fit. I frequently take wedding rings and frequently worn rings for my large knuckled clients and put on ring hinges or butterfly springs or little speed bumps that help them fit more comfortably.
Flat, squared off shanks and bands. What are they good for? Is there a purpose for these flat shanks , or is it just a designer thing?