The Birth of a Diamond Ring
Posted on November 28 2017
Making a diamond ring, or any jewel for that matter is a long-lasting art. Or science? Or both? After all, to make any ring a reality one can't do it simply by planning and designing it. The metal, usually gold, needs to be melted and poured, then cooled once again. This process involves chemistry and extremely high temperatures. Also, as we know, the natural color of gold is Yellow, so how did rose and white gold came to be? Once again, chemistry came to our aid and gave us the way to improve our art with science and technology.
Actually, a lot of the work that was done manually in the previous century is now done with technological assistance. Many examples exist, some in the diamond cutting and planning process. Cameras and programs looks at a rough diamond and calculates every possibility to show its user what diamond he can get. What needed 10 pairs of eyes and weeks pf planning just 30 years ago, now is a matter of days with minimum room for errors.
In the process of making a jewelry, some smart tools came to be, so a designer has all possibilities on the screen rather than in his/her mind. This is the first stage of making a jewelry, DESIGN. Before everything was planned and drawn manually, romantically. If something was off, the sheet was torn, and the designer had to do it all over again. But today, abilities and therefore capabilities are significantly enhanced. There are countless programs that helps us design a perfect jewel. We can also illustrate the jewelry in a vey realistic to see what it would look like in real life.
Nest stage is making a 3D model of the piece. In the old days, jewelers used to make this model by hand out of silver. Today we use 3D printers. So instead 1 pair of hands working on one piece for days, one printer can print many models in few hours. This is significantly cheaper, faster and more accurate than the old techniques. Once the 3D model is complete, a silver model is being made.
On the next stage, the silver model is being used as the base for creating the main model. This model usually is made with gold. Platinum is also a common metal for diamond jewelry. It is far more resistance and brighter than white gold. On the other hand, a lot more expensive to process since its chemical qualities. After casting the gold to the pattern made with the silver model and cooling it down, we have a raw model of the ring. Now we can start making it a fine jewelry.
After choosing the diamonds to be set in the ring, we start by preparing the ring for settings: make sure the proportions are right, adjust the ring-size the place for the diamonds is deep enough for what is coming, getting rid of gold leftovers, smooth and clean the ring and getting it ready for the diamonds. When it is ready, the diamonds are inlayed carefully in the ring. This is a very delicate labor and it is done only by professionals. These people are trusted with ten of thousands of dollars and the customers trust un the company. One small mistake can cost a fortune on the form of capital and reputation. At this point the ring is still rough, the gold is still rough and not bright at all. It is only after the setting of the diamonds in the jewel the ring will go on to its final stage.
Polishing a diamond ring, is like the unveiling of a painting. Slowly, this rough object is becoming a thing of beauty. With every moment passes, the art in being shown and the atmosphere in the room begins to change. This is a moment that everything must be perfect. One wrong move, and it's back to the silver model. We understand that sometimes, we hold faith in our hands. If this engagement ring won't be ready on time…. Well, it should be. As far as we concern, there is zero room for error. When you are in the love business, it is usually like that.