European shaft?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

European shafts generally aren’t circumcised. That’s all I know.




Sorry! Thread title took my mind to bad places. I don’t know anything about the ring style.

Post # 4
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

European shanks help to keep the ring from spinning on your finger.


Post # 7
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have one and find it very comfortable. Once the ring is on your hand you can’t tell it has a euro shank unless you actually turn your hand over and look at the bottom.

Post # 8
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

My mind is also filthy. Innocent

Post # 9
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You bees are terrible!!! And, yeah, “shaft” kinda throws me for a loop… 

I have a euro shank, and LOVE it! My ring is top-heavy, so the square bottom helps keep it upright. 


Post # 10
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MsW-to-MrsM:  LMAO! Glad I wasn’t the only one! 

Post # 11
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FutureMrsBex:  My engagement ring is euro shank (my wedding band is not, and that’s kind of annoying but that’s another story entirely) and I love it.  Like PPs mentioned, it balances the ring so that it won’t spin and it’s actually supposed to be more comfortable than round bottom rings (I’ve never noticed a difference but some people swear by it). I guess the only negative is if you don’t like how it looks…but I rarely see the bottom of my ring.

ETA: Do you have any pictures?? We love ring pictures here…Smile

Post # 14
1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsBex:  I have a modified european-style shank- it’s actually a trapazoid and I love LOVE it for a few reasons. First, I don’t wear a ton of jewelry and I find it to be way more comfortable than regular full-round rings. I also love that it doesn’t spin as much, and with the trapazoid shape its actually bigger when I turn it sideways, I turn it to “lock” it onto my finger when I take it on and off and then it can’t easily slip off (I can’t get it over my knuckle unless it’s turned full sideways, so i’m not afraid of it coming off in a pool or while cooking or something.) I also love this look because it’s smaller from the top, so you see a lot less metal than a normal fully circular ring. See below for a pic I just took…and yes, it needs to be polished badly and cleaned ha



Post # 15
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I no longer own a ring with a Euro shank, but I did once upon a time. I had heard that they would prevent ring spin, but the ring itself was too bulky (and uncomfortable) to wear with another ring. Unfortunately it was a custom design, so I had to eat the cost. I did replace the ring with another but yikes that was a costly mistake.

Euro shanks are fabulous with rings of lesser “heft” than the one I owned and although I never tested it for ring spin, I do understand they work.

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