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Clyde and M’Liss had been married a long time and after all these years she was now looking to make it look a little fancier. M’Liss had a 1 ct diamond engagement ring set in a simple solitaire. They brought in a picture and picked out the size of the diamonds that they thought looked best. Using that information renderings were made and with its acceptance the wax model was made to confirm the exact proportions. She thought the wax looked good and it was now off to finishing. When it done M’Liss thought it was perfect much better than she expected and loved the way it made her engagement ring shine.
The following pictures are the initial picture, rendering and finished video.
John and Rachel wanted maximum brilliance from a diamond so they purchased a round super ideal cut diamond. Rachel loved an oval shape and a halo vintage style ring. The solution was to make an oval halo around the round center diamond by using tapering sizes of diamonds in the halo. She also wanted to use rose gold to make the ring. We were able to satisfy their wishes. I do not know if Rachel loved it as John pick it up to surprise her, but it has not been returned for adjustment so I would assume it worked out well.
The following is the sequence of the process, sketch, rendering and finished ring. The diamonds from the picture were adjusted in the rendering to make it look more oval.
When Elliot asked me to make this setting for him I was excited to help him. In my opinion this is the most beautiful three stone setting created. A three stone setting was really popular a few decades ago, touted to represent the past, present and future. Regardless whether you would prescribe to this meaning it is still a classically beautiful mounting.
Elliot asked for pear shaped diamonds to enhance his center diamond which happens to be almost a 2 ct oval diamond. I feel the pear shaped diamonds lends a delicate elegance to the whole ring than most three stone combinations.
Elliot liked it and I hope his significant other did too. I was pleased in how it turned out.
All of our customers going through a custom setting guides us through the process. They get to design whatever they want, a sketch is made, which is then modeled as a rendering on computer, upon acceptance of the rendering a wax model is made and the ring is cast and finished. Each stage is worked to customer satisfaction before moving on to the next stage making the end product exactly what they wanted.
The following shows the sketch, rendering and finished ring.
Naida had presented us with a challenging request. She wanted to redo her old ring that was made with 33 princess cut diamonds totaling over 2 carats. Naida is unique in that she does not have a typical design taste as most others that we have worked with before. Princess cut diamonds in itself presents limitations in that they are squarish diamonds and they have to be set in a straight line and does not look well if curved. Designing the ring given her personality and taste took time but eventually, after exploring a couple of designs she settled on the one that you see pictured.
The design, I feel, fits Naida’s personality perfectly given the difficulty and she loved it!
The transition from sketch to rendering to finished product is documented below.
“Visions of Beauty” is a video blog featuring customer directed custom designs ranging from the sublime to definitely ornate. It could be modern, vintage, classical, free form or anything else one desires. Customers bring to the table, pictures, sketches or ideas of what they want. With a good understanding of what they desire computer renderings are done for them to see if we understand their wishes. If the renderings are not right in their perceptions adjustments are made until they are satisfied. A wax model is then produced from the renderings which then show the exact size, height and width the ring will end up to be. If the wax is accepted then it is used to make the casting from which it is then finished and the diamonds are set. These are videos of the finished product. Each ring is exquisitely crafted to express the personality of the owner in creating their dream ring. Consider making yours today!
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