The Finalization of a Custom Jewelry Project.
We began a story in a blog posted March 4 about a family heirloom 3 carat diamond. The ring originally belonged to my client's Great Aunt. Her Great Uncle was involved with Las Vegas casinos in the 1930s and received the diamond from a debt. The yellow gold ring setting had to be torn apart and the 3 carat diamond re-cut to repair multiple chips around the edge of the stone. After that was accomplished, it was time to start designing a new ring. My client wanted to try to duplicate the original ring these diamonds were in, which was made of platinum. We started with drawings and then carved a wax model to cast the new setting in platinum.
We received the platinum castings and we started the cleanup, pre-polish, and assembly of the parts so we could start the diamond setting. After all the dimaonds were set the ring goes through a final polishing to give the ring a mirror finish. Below are pictures of the final product.