This study reports experimental findings on the sinking dynamics of a heavy granular ring caused by the density-driven segregation effect in sheared granular flows. Specifically, this study systematically investigates the influences of the density ratio, shear rate, and solid fraction of the granular material on the sinking behavior of a heavy granular ring. The parameters of the dimensionless sinking depth and sinking rate, respectively, describe the change in the granular ring position and quantify the particle sinking speed. Experimental results show that both the dimensionless sinking depth and the sinking rate increase as the bottom wall velocity (shear rate) and solid fraction increase. The dimensionless sinking depth and the sinking rate also exhibit a linear relation. The dimensionless sinking depth does not increase monotonically as the density ratio increases. The sinking rate increases linearly with the final steady-state sinking depth for the same heavy granular ring structure, regardless of the wall velocity (shear rate), solid fraction, and density ratio.