The image below shows the original ring. It was a nice design with a swirl top to it. The top was a little bulky and it was top heavy. We redesigned it into a European shank ring with Lucida style prongs. We removed her diamonds and channel set them into the shank of the ring. Everything is smooth and polished. The center diamond shows up better and blends with the accent diamonds. By adding the European shank, this gives us a completely different feel to the ring. A European shank normally helps to keep the ring more upright on the hand by adding weight to the bottom of the ring. This counters the weight at the top of the ring and keeps it positioned better on the finger. Most of my custom rings now have European shanks. We find that this is much more comfortable for most of my clients than a standard circular band.