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Finger Mate Hinging Shank for Rings for Enlarged Knuckles

By Calla Gold

The Ring on enlarged knuckles looks great

Carroll's ring fits snugly behind her enlarged knuckles.

“I Love Jewelry But My Rings Just Spin Around”

Have you ever said this?

“I Loved My Wedding Ring, but it Just Wasn’t Comfortable Anymore!”

This Santa Barbara Jeweler heard this from her Mom many years ago when she asked her why she wasn’t wearing her beautiful wedding ring.

She showed me a couple tiny white scars where her diamond settings had cut her skin while she was driving and the sideways ring dug into her pinky finger. Ouch.

Rings That Cause Pain

She got it out and showed me how it couldn’t stay upright because her knuckles were way bigger than her finger at the palm. My mom is a happily married woman and a beautiful one too. It was awful that she couldn’t wear her ring. Something had to be done!

Then I Found the Finger Mate Corporation

Their smooth closing ring shanks that hinge open to go over the knuckle were exactly what my Mom would love. I showed her the brochure and said, “Let’s do this.”  So we did and she wears her ring to this day.

Happily Finger Mating Around  the World

Since then, maybe not around the world, but a lot around here, I have been working with larger knuckled women and loving it as their hands are once again happily and comfortably adorned with beauty and symbols of love.

Whether you have enlarged knuckles, arthritis in the knuckles, or they are big from cracking your knuckles in your youth, or sports injuries, they present a problem with wearing your rings comfortably.

Carroll’s Ring

Wedding Ring with a Fingermate Hinging Shank

This wide shanked diamond ring can have a Finger Mate Shank

Years ago my client Carroll had me put on a wider, more comfortable shank to make her diamond ring fit her better. That worked well till her knuckles grew larger.

Years later it was spinning as her knuckles got larger. So we had a Finger Mate Hinging Shank put on.

This was the widest shank I’d ever used with the Finger Mate Hinge and I wanted to share with you the flexibility that is available. It’s not a one size fits all deal. There is plenty of flexibility available.

The Filigree Gorgeous Diamond Ring Sitting in the Jewelry Box

Marquis Shaped Ring Design with Diamonds

Now this beautiful diamond ring can be worn comfortably

I asked Lana, another client, if she had any jewelry she wasn’t wearing. It didn’t have to be broken, just not worn or infrequently worn. Out came this gorgeous filigree and diamond ring.

Her knuckles were enlarged just enough to make it uncomfortably loose once it was over her knuckle. That was enough to keep her from wearing it.

We put on a nice thin Finger Mate Hinged Shank to go with the delicacy of her ring design. Lana was jazzed and wears it a lot now.

What’s the Takeaway Message Here?

If you have a ring you love that just isn’t comfortable there may be a solution to that problem.

If you have larger knuckles that is not a reason not to wear your rings. Your rings make your hands look prettier. They are your rings, like little smiles on your hand. Wear them!

Wear it Don’t Warehouse it!

Fingermate Shank in Open Position

Finger Mate Shank in Open Position

Fingermate Hinge Shank in Closed Position

In the closed position it is smooth and comfortable

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7 Responses to “Finger Mate Hinging Shank for Rings for Enlarged Knuckles”

Page Prewitt February 10th, 2013 at 4:02 pm


Where can I get a hinging ring shank like this for my ring. I have a very large knuckle due to arthritis and can’t wear several of my rings.
Page

Calla Gold February 10th, 2013 at 6:18 pm


Hello Page,
Thank you for asking. In my area the makers of the Fingermate hinging ring shank refer Calla Gold Jewelry. But in your part of the country they might refer you to another jeweler.
I’ll email to see if I can help you further Page.
Calla Gold
Calla Gold Jewelry

Joyce Findlay April 5th, 2014 at 5:54 am


Would you tell me please if you have an outlet in or near London?

Calla Gold April 5th, 2014 at 2:59 pm


Hello Joyce,
I am an American jeweler and do not have a presence in the UK. Thank you for your inquiry. You could reach out to the Fingermate Corporation:
http://fingermate.com/consumers_contact_us.htm
I wish you the best of luck!
Calla Gold

Gay Canfield August 6th, 2014 at 4:35 pm


Is there any jeweler in Casa Grande, Az or Chandler Az who does these ring shanks. We just picked up a man’s ring with sizing beads and are not happy. His ring needs to go from a 14 to a 11.5. getting married next month. Please respond ASAP thank you!!

Calla Gold August 7th, 2014 at 9:07 am


Hello Gay,
I’ll check into it with my jeweler friends.
Your Fingermate Jeweler,
Calla Gold

Calla Gold August 7th, 2014 at 8:41 pm


Hello Gay,
Here are three jewelers in your area who offer Fingermate hinging shanks. I hope that you can get this handled quickly!

RAKHMAN CO.
3165 S ALMA SCHOOL RD. STE 21
CHANDLER, AZ 85248 480-857-9707

COFFIN & TROUT, INC.
7131 W. RAY RD. #22
CHANDLER, AZ 85226 480-763-1300

B & B D/B/A WASHINGTON CO.
6947 EAST FIFTH AVENUE
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 480-949-9555

Fingermating Jeweler,
Calla Gold

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