Diamonds are Forever

I wanted to share how I created a bespoke halo engagement ring from a client's family heirloom single diamond ring (the original ring is shown below). 

First of all I removed the diamond from its original mount. This enabled me to take accurate measurements of the diamond and give it a good clean ready for its new home.

I then created the design for the client to view by using the latest 3D CAD software. 

When I was happy with the initial design I sent it over to the client for approval. One of the computer generated realistic renders of the ring is shown below. This gave the client a really clear idea of what the final ring would look like.

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When the client was completely happy with the design, I began to create this very special engagement ring.

Firstly, each competent of the ring was individually cast into platinum. Once cast, each part was hand finished using a selection of saws, files and different grades of sandpaper to get the ring to an almost finished state. Each part could then be high polished before assembling the ring.

The components were then laser welded together, giving a seamless finish at the joints, before having all the diamonds set into place. The ring was then given one last polish before being handed to the client.

My work was now done so it was over to the client to pop the question... 

Below is the completed engagement ring.

I'm very glad to say she said 'Yes'!