Making a 14ct white gold, diamond and topaz engagement ring

Making a 14ct white gold, diamond and topaz engagement ring

Have you struggled to find an engagement ring you are 100% happy with?
A customer of mine had a white gold and diamond engagement ring, it was a nice design but just not what she had always wanted. Then, when out shopping she found just the stone to go in her engagement ring!
We then went on the task to design a ring to include the existing diamond and the new topaz stone. It was then handmade into this simple one off piece of jewellery.
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The original ring is on the left and the ring with the new topaz stone is on the right.The new ring has to sit in between the existing wedding and eternity rings.
A straight band was the main part of the brief.

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After some initial sketches a more realistic CAD image was created.
You can see how the stones are set high in a rub over setting to sit above the existing rings.

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The stones were removed from the original rings and the gold melted into a molton blob.
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The metal is then slowly rolled through a rolling mill into this rectangular shape for the ring’s band and the 3 settings.

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The settings were then soldered onto the band and sent off the assay office to be hallmarked.

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Once the ring was hallmarked the ring was given a pre-polish and then the stones were set into the ring.Then a final polish and below is the final result showing the engagement ring sat next to the wedding and eternity rings!

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Below is a slide show of the process if you would like to follow my channel on YouTube.

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