(Closed) Re Shank engagement ring to make band thicker

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
146 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve never had my engagment ring re-shanked but I did have a gemstone ring re-shanked years ago.  It was a ring a wore each day and found that after a couple of years it was thinning out and bending.  The jeweler at the time said that only way to stop it was to put a new shank on it and I too debated whether or not to do it but in the end did.  I was very glad.  The ring sat on my finger better, spun less and didn’t need repair to keep the shank in good order.  I have no pictures but remember that the original shank was around 1.5 mm wide and the new shank was just over 2 mm wide. 

Post # 4
146 posts
Blushing bee

You’re welcome!  I hope it works out as well for you as it did for me. 🙂

Post # 8
2763 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Beyond beautiful Bee!

Post # 9
5155 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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MrsKKtoBee :  It looks great! Did they do a full shank on yours, as it also thicker underneath the head too? Definitely looks like it will be a lot more durable and withstand a lot more wear 🙂

Your revival of this post was timely as I just dropped my antique ring off yesterday for a new half-shank. In my case it was a little less voluntary as a jeweler messed up my shank, resulting in it thinning and being really wonky and them being really terrible at working with me to correct the problem. I kept going back and forth over the last week about whether to do it or not (especially as it is platinum so a little more costly to do) but after a few opinions from some people experienced in antique jewelry, I was very concerned not only about bending the now much thinner platinum shank, but how it could affect the crown and delicate filigree with any bending or twisting. Plus it just does not look very good, and even if I don’t see the issues when I am wearing I knew they were there!


I was nervous about leaving my ring for this, so it was good to see it turn out so well for you!

Post # 10
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

The stacking looks awesome!!!! I’m sure you’re glad ou took the risk!

Post # 12
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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MrsKKtoBee :  MrsKKtoBee :  Hey, this is exactly the problem I have with my run. I’ve asked for it to be made higher profile but the jewellers have said they can’t do it unless they put a different setting on it … but yours seemed to manage just fine! My diamond comes from very low down and so doesn’t sit flush with the wedding band. I take it setting is the same just put extra material on the band ? How should I ask for it when visit jeweller ? X 

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