I just finished a custom engagement ring that I’m very excited about. Here are a few images and details about the process from start to finish. The wedding band process will begin very soon. I’ll post photos when it’s all done.
Original setting to be re-imagined. Materials recycled from old setting for new design.
Concept sketch and large princess cut diamond removed from original setting.
Wax carving in process for redesign. The wedding band will fit between the 2 shanks of the engagement ring.
Casting stage before stone setting.
Stone setting complete! Whew! I give all the credit to the talented Bobby Litaker of Litaker’s Jewelry for this amazing setting job. This photo was taken with the aide of the laser machine’s microscope. The powerful microscope was a useful tool in the setting process as well. I love this cool spooky photo. It wasn’t so easy to capture- I lined up my iPhone with the eye piece on the laser’s microscope and snapped this image.
My happy client wearing the finished engagement ring. Nice picture of Ravenel Bridge, Charleston SC- the location for the proposal. Sweet!