Picture Perfect Diamond
Once we’ve designed a couple’s one-of-a-kind ring, with their guidance, of course, we produce a photograph-quality CAD drawing and we invite them back into our gallery to review it. Eyes will widen and jaws will drop as they get their first glimpse of their unique creation. They’ve picked out a diamond, sketched a design and now they are seeing it, in full detail, in a magnified photograph. You can sense their excitement building as they recognize their ring has taken the next step to becoming a reality. Based on their approval, we are ready to create their ring.
The design goes to a 3-D printer that builds the design in wax. This is called “lost wax” because it will eventually be burned away, leaving a negative mold that will go into a casting machine. We then heat the precious metal of their choice, whether it be platinum, white gold, or rose gold to a molten liquid and inject it into the negative mold. Once set and cooled, the ring is broken out of the mold.
Our craftsmen jewelers then take the ring for finishing and polishing, with every surface receiving exacting attention to bring it to brilliance. Special, fine tools, brushes and polishing materials are used to reach every detail. It is now ready for our main setter, who secures the diamond or diamonds into the setting. This is work that is so precise, it must be done with the aid of a microscope.
Each and every step is completed here at our in-house gallery. Nothing is sent out. Everything is made in the U.S.A, created in a green environment and completed with loving care…and it shows.