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Can any body give me the name and location of a findings manufacture
of adjustable bands for arthritic fingers, we get more call every day
and it has got to expensive to hand make them?

Thank you
Russ M cColough
Sydney Australia


You might try super-fit

Andy " The Tool Guy" Kroungold
Tool Sales / Technical
Stuller Inc
Phone 800-877-7777 ext. 94194
Fax 337-262-7791


Hi Russ,

I have always bought mine through Stuller Inc. they are in Louisiana



Hi there,

We have done several types of adjustable shanks in our workshop over
the years. Last month, I actually sent a ring out to a manufacturer
in Florida, USA-since theirs could span over a knuckle at size 13+ and
close down to size 11… They also were able to reinforce the top area
in the undergallery…Their item holds a warranty and they provide a
plastic device that helps the customer to pop open the hinged area.
This is hinged neatly and opens at the base and is also a servicable
device by them if necessary… It was not inexpensive but this was the
only way to accomodate the finger. My customer had made a special ring
for his mother for Christmas and she really wanted to wear it. The
company is called Finger Mate,Inc. and they are in Hallendale,
Florida. You can reach them at (954) 458-2700…There are also other
finger adaptors-- like Finger Fit, Superfits,Adjust-O-Shank & Lock
Shank. But the sizes are more limited, meaning not past 9 to 10 in
size(American measurement)…You can view these online at : and Otto Frei-Jules Borel ( As far as I
know, these are the best choices for wearablity and
craftsmanship… Hope this helps!!

Cheers from sunny but very cold San
Francisco,CA…Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan



There is a UK company called Domino, who manufacture a system for
this purpose. Try their web site

good luck
kevin rogers


Goday Mate:

Can any body give me the name and location of a findings
manufacture of adjustable bands for arthritic fingers, 

Beware of price alone, that is only one side of the issue. To get the
skinny on the hinged ring market you should study the facts first to
know what you are getting into.

Allan Creates
P.F.F. Hinged Ring Shanks


You might try Allen Creates PFF shanks at

These have a positive lock that is easy to open.

Bruce D. Holmgrain
JA Certified Master Benchjeweler