Hand-Crafting Unique Engagement Rings
When comes the moment of the proposal, it is easier to do it with the right engagement ring.
You may have the best proposal idea, but having THE perfect engagement ring hand-made and personnalized for her will give you confidence to popose her with a YES as an answer.
You will discover here various unique engagement ring designs hand-crafted in our jewelry worshop so you can discover how to can start with an idea and finish with a stunning piece of jewelry that will impact your whole life.
- Blue topaz engagement ring
- Flower engagement ring with diamonds
- Initial engagement ring
- Emerald engagement ring
- Grass engagement ring with sapphire
- Simple engagement ring with ruby
1. Blue topaz engagement ring
For his ring design, the fiancée new exactly what he wanted and could share with us a drawing of the engagement ring design he wanted to propose his fiancée.
The point here is not to draw perfectly the ring, but to communicate one's expectation that give us a clear understanding of his needs.
Drawing of the engagement ring project
From this drawing, we could model the engagement ring project using a CAD software so we could finsh creating the design in shape, size and proportion.
CAD model of the ring made from the drawing, before rendering
This 3D model is then used for rendering so we and the fiancée agree on the design and this latter be sure the ring of his life will be made according to his expectations.
Rendering views giving a good idea of the finished ring before making it
Yes, I do.
Our client validated this desing so we could proceed to the making of the ring with the right choice of stones, in this case a large pear-shape blue topaz with three small amethyst stones.
The 18k gold shank is made through traditionnal casting after 3D printing the ring thanks to the 3D model we made previously.
The rough gold ring is then filed and polished by hand before setting the gemstone on the ring, so we get this marvel.
2. Flower engagement ring with diamonds
Flower is one of the most popular theme for custom-made engagement rings designs. Because of the symbol of love it represents and the freedom of design you have, it is also easy to set a good-sized diamond in the center of the flower.
For this personnalized ring project, our clients set us his request with a patchwork of ring pictures where he took his inspiration. From the for ring designs he presented to us, we were able to design the ring he dreamed of to propose his fiancée.
We started to make a CAD file of his unique project so he could see the ring design and propose modification if required.
The rendering views of this unique ring design give a good appreciation to the client of what the finalized ring will look like.
Once de design validated thanks to the rendering views, we can 3D print the ring's master in resin which is the real size ring made from our previous modelization work.
Here under you can see the master made with green resin and set with a zirconia.
For such an important ring, choosing the correct diamond in line with your project and budget is important. For this ring, the choice was a 0,41 carat diamond with color grade E, purity VS2 and and Excellent cut grade as you can see its GIA certificate here under:
Sometimes, and when possible, having a look at the diamond's picture is a good way to be sure your engagement ring's diamond will be up to the task. With a width of 75 mm on my screen, the magnification of the diamond is X15 which means the minor defects of the diamond will be totally unvisible to the naked eye.
View of the E VS2 diamond with X15 magnification
After the manual casting process, the ring is hand finished and the diamonds set on it.
View of this unique engagement ring once on finger
3. Initials Engagement Ring
When the goal is to personnalized an engagement ring on a budget, hidding initials in the ring design is a good way to get a customized ring at an affordable price.
This custom engagement ring was made for a client with a limited budget from one of our ring designs shown here after.
Following the request of the fiancé, we had to remake the ring design to suppress all the small diamonds set on the ring's shank and we needed to redesign the inner part of the ring to include the initials C and D with a new arabesque design with heart shape.
This 3D model is then used by our client to validate his unique engagement ring design, so we can start the production phase. Here after, you can see the differents parts of the ring, 18k rose gold for the shank and 18k white gold for the inner part with the initials.
The redering views of the ring gives a stunning idea of what the ring will look like, even before starting making it in metal.
Once the fiancé was satisfied with his initial ring design, we could start the making of the ring. The different parts of the ring are gold cast and then soldered in place.
Here you have an idea how look the ring after soldering the white gold initials to the rose gold shank, and before polishing and diamond setting.
The rough gold aspect of the ring is common to all hand-crafted ring that will be polished after soldering
4. Emerald Engagement ring
This custom engagement ring design is set with two emerald and one central diamond. The fiancé new exactly the design he wanted and was able to provide a drawing of the ring project.
The design being almost done, we could nevertheless assit the fiancé to choose the six lateral green stones (peridot stone) and find the perfect diamond to be set on his engagement ring.
The diamond chosen here is almost perfect, while being small, it weighs 0,25 carat, the color grade is D, the purity grade is VS2 and the cut is Excellent, as you can see on this picture of the actual diamond set on this ring.
As usual, we start this project making a 3D model of the ring which allow us to show these rendering views of the ring for design validation from the fiancé.
The ring is then hand-made in our jewelry workshop casting the shank in 18k white gold, setting the stone and polishing the ring you can see finished here:
5. Grass Engagement rRng with Sapphire
While being simple, the design of this engagement ring is truely unique as the shank of the ring is made of a blade of grass rolled up around the finger and set with a round blue sapphire on top.
While the rendering does not show the lines of the blade grass, we will have to engraved those lines on the ring shank once metal casted, as shown on these pictures.
We learned since then that the fiancée was very happy has she was proposed at the top of a hill while hiking with her fiancé and that she said YES.
6. Simple Engagement Ring set Ruby setting
This simple ring design is made around a 2 carats ruby oval stone with two small diamonds. This kind of design is quite classic, the personnalization of this design was made to adapt the right stones wanted by the client to the ring.
The 3D model of the ring, once again, allow us to make rendering views of the ruby ring before making it.
This ring is a no brainer and you can see it finished on these pictures:
2-carats ruby engagement ring on finger
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