Pros and Cons of Euro Shank?

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    Hi all. I'm trying to decide between an e-ring with plain shank and an e-ring with Euro shank. Tried the Euro shank on for a few minutes and it was pretty comfortable, but I've never owned one. What are the pros and cons of the Euro shank?
     
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    If you are getting a large stone mounted it it, it's a good idea. The euro shank prevents the ring from spinning on your finger. A definate plus if your fingers shrink in the cold weather!
     
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    How large is large, DA?
     
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    I'm not talking carat weight, but mm size. I would think over 8mm it would be a good idea.

    But hey! That's just my OPINION. I personally hate it when my ring spins...especially if I have a matching band.
     
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    I likewise hate my ring to spin and sit lop sided. I have the euro shank and it definitely helps. I have a 2 ct princess asha.
     
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    Though I like the look of a Euro shank, I don't find it particularly comfortable. The corners of the Euro shank protrude into my hand and finger action just enough to annoy me slightly. To summarize: It isn't terrible, but I wouldn't choose it again.

    The most comfortable ring I ever tried was one in which the INSIDE was squared slightly to more closely resemble a natural finger shape. The outside was the traditional circle. Absolutely no spin on a very heavy ring.
     
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    anymore opinions on euroshank? i find the discussion so far quite interesting...
     
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    I found a Euroshank felt odd for about a week, and then got used to it. I think they are a good idea, especially for a high profile or large stoned ring. You can always have it polished off if you decide you really don't like it, but I think that you'll probably get used to it quickly.
     
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    Well, I have had the euro shank and they don't bother me. But I am a "spinner". I often spin my rings with my thumb while just sitting, like in the car. Wierd I know, huh? The euro shank makes it difficult to do. ROFLMAO at myself!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So I prefer a rounded shank.
     
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    Oh DiamondLady, that is quite funny! "Dang ring won't SPIN!!!"
     
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    I am not a euroshank fan at all but it's because of the swelling factor with my fingers. I think it looks pretty and it really does stop the spin I just find it uncomfortable for me.
     
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    I love euroshanks! I have three rings with a euroshank on them. It definitely helps spinning, especially if the rings are top heavy [​IMG]. Before I got my e-ring with the euroshank, it spun all the time. It was very annoying [​IMG]. I find them very comfortable to wear, too.
     
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    I have the three stone with euro shank, it really does help on the spinning and turning, and lessens damage potential!

    I used to bang up another ring (Diamonique) I had cuz it would turn and I would hit it on something like a metal file cabinet at work when reaching to open it! That made my heart sink when it happened, and immediately stop to look for chipped stones, bent prongs, etc.

    I also stabbed my other fingers with the prongs when the ring turned, especially in winter, when my fingers shrunk from the cold.
     
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    Have any of you found websites for semimounts with euroshanks? The GOG Ingwer setting pages only shows three rings with euroshanks. They're scarce on the various sites that I've gone to.
     
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    I love Euro shanks, it would cost about $100 extra (on pre-order) but it's worth it, especially on 3 1/2 3stone, another "option" depending on their size: Bubbles/Bups/Balls inside the shank prevents the spinning/shrinking.
     
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    oh, forgot they run for about $30.
     
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    I have a radiant Interlap 1.5 ct or so (bigger than a 1.10 but smaller than a 2ct) in a euroshank 18k/platinum ring and it is one of my very favorite.
    I like the euroshank a lot.
    I din't know what it was when i bought it but it is really nice and comfortable and I listed it for sale on the BSTA thread but then decided to keep it.
    I like it too much to sell.
     
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    I know exactly what you are talking about. I saved this pic from the other board, and I can't remember who made this ring. I want to say Wink, but it could have been VanGraff or MichaelE. Can someone help me out?

    [​IMG]

    I remember the person saying that this was way more comfortable than the traditional euro shank.
     

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    I don't like the look of Euro Shank at all but I saw a ring that I like with it. Shame it had a Euro Shank. I didn't get the ring because of the Euro. I have the email of the manufacturer so I might email them and ask them if they can make it without the Euro. If they can make it, I will buy it. That would be a big selling point for me.
     
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    Wow what a good idea! Is this a design that could be easily incorporated into any ring
     
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