Cutting edge 3D jewelry printing augmented by old-fashioned rock cutting…appropriate technology at every step of the way.
I went from this…
In several steps.
I had taken an order for this ring design, created with CAD and 3D jewelry printing, with an unusual gem placement request from my client. Instead of putting the two gems he wanted on the top of the ring, he wanted them place at the 3 and 9 o’clock position on the shank. For this purpose they had to be not only a certain diameter, but fairly shallow so as not to impose on the sides of adjoining fingers to the point of being uncomfortable. Not only did I not have the perfect gems in my inventory, I couldn’t find them as I called around my normal supply chain. I did have, however, a few nice rough, river tumbled Montana Sapphire crystals. So I cut them myself…
Next week: The Steps.
Stay tuned as Gary Dawson Jewelry Design walks through the steps of cutting rough Montana Sapphire into gems to integrate into a CAD design. Custom Jewelry at its finest!