There are a variety of engagement ring styles to choose from. It’s no wonder that soon-to-be grooms or couples can feel overwhelmed when shopping for the perfect ring. There are different ring settings, cuts of stone and kinds of stones to consider. Because it is the foundation of the ring, it’s surprising that the setting isn’t more the focus of those on the market for an engagement set. One style of setting that is becoming more popular today is the euro shank engagement ring. The euro shank engagement rings have a modern look and are often used in high-end jewelry designs.
Definition of Euro Shank
What distinguishes euro shank engagement rings from other settings is the flat bottom of the ring setting. So instead of being completely circular, these rings gradually form a flat surface at the bottom portion of the ring that rests on the underside of the finger. This flat bottom gives the ring a certain look that is appealing to a certain buyer.
The euro shank setting style has a real appeal to some people. They appreciate the modern look and style. Many people like the snug feel of the slightly flat bottom. Another advantage is that this snugness prevents the ring from turning, allowing the stone to always be visible at the top of the hand and adding to the wearer’s comfort. Constantly adjusting a ring so that it sits properly can be problematic. The shape of this ring lends itself to comfort in cold temperatures because the ring tends to sit better when the wearer’s fingers shrink a bit due to the cold.
Some ring buyers simply do not appreciate the look of euro shank ring. Often times, it is said that these people prefer a more traditional style of ring and find the euro shank to be too modern or boxy. It’s also not unusual for people to find this style of ring setting to be uncomfortable because it doesn’t “give” as much as traditional circular settings and can feel constricting. Another possible reason a woman may not prefer engagement rings due to the fact that the ring doesn’t spin on the finger, which is the exact opposite of why so many prefer this style. Ring spinning is a rather common nervous habit, and the inability to do so could cause some discomfort or distress.
The bottom line is that the pros and cons of purchasing Euro Shank Engagement Rings lie in the preference of the recipient. It is wise to do some shopping before making such a large investment. Make sure the bride-to-be is comfortable with and desiring of such a ring.
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