Liz experienced every bride’s worst nightmare: She lost her rings! Instead of doing what many of us would do (freaking out, of course), Liz decided to come to us to create a new engagement ring made from other pieces of jewelry that were important to both her and her fiance (now-husband).
Before and After of Liz’s first redesign in 2019 for her diamond-encrusted crown-style set of three rings.
Two years later, and, lo-and-behold, Liz came back to us. She found her original diamond wedding band and solitaire ring! Although she was thrilled to have found them, she realized that her original rings were a little too basic and classic for her taste and wanted to have them redesigned for something with more details that was a little “different”. We love how Liz is a total original!
Again, Liz was interested in having a diamond-heavy piece and we were glad that she brought us jewelry that included all the diamonds we would need for our redesign -- a great starting point!
Liz was interested in having smaller diamonds surrounding her center diamond as well as a new diamond band that she could stack with her solitaire ring.
We decided to make the diamond bands with some curves so the rings could be stacked and nested into each other with room for the solitaire diamond while also creating the more detailed and original look that Liz loves.
For the new solitaire diamond ring, we surrounded the large centerpiece diamond with the smaller diamonds. However, since by now we are familiar with Liz’s detailed taste, we added some diamond basket details around the center stone.
Because we were using the diamonds from Liz’s existing rings, we had to make sure that all of the stones that we had fit into the new design that we had created. Rhino modeling allows you to measure for the correct size and calculate the amount and width of metal needed around them so that the stones will be safe, secure, and beautiful when they are set into the ring.
After we checked and double-checked our Rhino design we were ready to cast. We ended up casting the diamond solitaire ring with a two-piece casting so that the construction of the ring would be clean and delicate.
The finished jewelry
Liz was so happy with the redesign of her found rings -- they were just like she envisioned! She loved how stunning they looked when stacked together and can’t wait to show off her lost and then found rings!
Manufacturing Level: Medium
Design Level: Medium
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