Daily activities can damage a ring’s shank which is the bottom and lower sides of the ring. The shank comes in contact with other objects and wears away much faster than the top of the ring. The solution for a severely worn shank is to install a new full, half or quarter shank. The process involves cutting away the worn or damaged section and then soldering a new piece into the ring. When done professionally, this restores the ring to like-new condition.