More formally known as a European Shank, the Euro shank is positioned at the bottom portion of the ring. It features a flattened bottom section (unlike the traditional round ring shank).
What are the benefits of a Euro Shank?
One key benefit of this design is that it reduces the range the ring will pivot or spin on the finger. This means a more secure feeling while wearing the ring. You’ll often see Euro shanks on more contemporary ring designs, so it adds a certain stylish element to a more modern looking ring. But mainly, it serves a practical purpose: to keep the ring securely in place. This is an important feature for those who have wider knuckles than base of the finger.