Are you looking for alternative designs in rings? Do you have unique ideas that you would like to see in your own diamond bling bling? Well, here’s good news. Not only does Brian Gavin has his own line of signature diamonds with best optical performance, he also is one of the most highly skilled jeweler who can help you design your own ring to exact specifications.
With the help of modern technology, visualizing your dream design is no longer a thing of the past with the use of a computer aided design (CAD) software.
Let’s go bespoke.
Here’s a quick guide to get you started if the usual jewelry designs don’t interest you.
1) Concept – The first and foremost thing to do is to get a concept for your ring. These are questions you need to ask yourself.
2) Communication – Once you have a fair idea of what you want, it would be great if you could sketch out the design on a piece of paper. Once you complete that, snap a photograph of it and send it over.
If you aren’t good at sketching, try to look for similar diamond ring designs that would be close to what you have in mind. Check out the example I did below with Microsoft Powerpoint. What you could do here is copy the image into Powerpoint/Microsoft Paint and add in as many detailed descriptions as possible.
The point here is to get a rough idea across to the jeweler to make sure that he/she understands your general concept.
3) Design Finalization – Once the jeweler has a rough idea of what you want, they might probably take 3-4 days to work on coming up with a refined drawing either through the use of sketches or CAD modeling. This is the stage where you need to communicate with your jeweler closely and make fine tunings or changes.
Personally, I prefer jewelers (like Brian Gavin and White Flash) that work with CAD images as it can offer multi-angled depictions of the ring design. The following is an example of a CAD design created by BrianGavinDiamonds for one of their customers…
Split Shank Ring CAD Rendering
4) Wax Models – Once the final phase of design tweaking had been performed, a wax model of the ring is created. Here’s where the fun begin. You could drop by the jeweler’s store to check out the wax replica or request the wax model to be mailed to you (for online shoppers).
Wax Model of Fabricated Design
Trying Out The Wax Ring On Your Finger
Once you view the wax model, it is still possible to make further changes at this stage. If you don’t like what you see and want to fine tune the design even further, now is the time to iron out the finer details.
5) Final Go-Ahead – With your approval, the jeweler would now fabricate the actual ring to your choice of material and it will be shipped to you when it is completed.
So, here you have it, a brief 5 step process in buying a one-of-a-kind custom made ring that is fully tuned to your specifications.