Some rings have shanks that might complicate the ability to size or repair and thus can decrease the life of the ring. Whether a ring has a broken shank or has been cut off and needs to be reconnected, or if it simply needs to be sized, the shank condition is examined before the repair is done. We want your rings to have wearable longevity, therefore we have very strict standards in regards to shank thickness and condition. There are a few ways to refurbish and repair worn shanks. The most beneficial and most common is a 1/2 shank repair, where the entire section affected is replaced. This process allows us to restore the factory thickness of the design by replacing the lower 1/2 or 1/3 of the ring producing a prolonged life for the design.