This 10.34ct White DIamond is almost as large as the ring that will hold it. A strong collet and claws will be required to hold such a large jewel.
A wide, stronger shank allows a larger diamond to sit firmly on the finger, with no fear of tipping and being damaged. Hinged shanks are ideal for those with injuries or arthritis, particularly where the knuckle is larger than their slender fingers.
The benefit of a bespoke platinum band is the width can be increased, creating a stronger structure to hold larger jewels
We love diamonds, and we know our clients do too. As the years go on, it's important to continue caring for your jewels to avoid damage and ensure their value is maintained. We often see clients wearing rings too large for their slender fingers to enable the ring to fit over an injured or arthritic knuckle. A ring that is too large for the finger can swing around causing damage. On the other extreme, many ladies (and men) discontinue wearing their rings completely, because they simply can't fit them over the joint.
Says John Calleija, "A hinged shank is the ideal solution -- it allows the ring to open easily, and closes to the exact diameter of the preferred finger. I can design any ring to fit any finger by this means. The rings pictured took approximately 80 hours to create, due to the meticulous nature of the hinges. The hinges follow the curvature of the shanks and sits flush against the rim, barely visible to the naked eye. I urge anyone who wishes to continue wearing their jewellery for years to come to consider a hinged shank creation by Calleija".
Enjoy your jewels for many more years to come. Call Calleija to make an appointment for your own bespoke design. Feel free to "Share" this story if you have a friend who could benefit from such a setting.