A Diamond Engagement Ring Design – A Testament to CAD Casting

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While most people believe that the diamond engagement ring their wife or fiancée wears was designed differently than the wing of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the facts of modern day jewelry design may surprise you. And even though most of us do not typically think of the engineering aspect of jewelry design, it is in fact the designing “engineer” who makes sure that the engagement rings, wedding rings and necklaces we wear are viable, both in terms of quality and aesthetics.


Is the diamond engagement ring pictured above ready to become a part of a multi-million dollar jewelry showcase? If your engagement ring was purchased in the last decade, chances are that it was designed with similar software and a comparable approach. From a quality standpoint, when we split a shank it must adhere to certain ergonomic specifications. Prong versus channel? When we create a diamond setting, it must secure the diamond in a way that will withstand wear and tear, preventing the diamond from falling out.

At this point we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor by looking at the renders, both image and video. This is where we make some determinations as to whether the design makes sense in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold or a combination. While many people consider rose gold to be the most elegant and romantic, there are designs in which white gold makes more sense. And sometimes, two tone gold is the way to go.

If the video above does not play correctly, click the following link to see the video render of this diamond engagement ring: Engagement Ring Video

There are still times when we create by pencil and paper, but CAD Casting has become the standard for jewelry design. Whether it’s an engagement ring, necklace, earrings or a wedding ring, there are design specifications and ergonomic standards we follow to make sure that it is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear.

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