We wanted to create a beautiful diamond ring that would be comfortable for everyday wear. We decided on a feminine ring with subtle curves that kiss the center diamond.
Based on the sketches, we decided to move forward with a four-prong setting.
Then, it was time to pick out a diamond!
The best part of custom designing a ring is that you can choose the diamond first, then make a setting that perfectly fits the stone that you fell in love with. Your budget for your diamond goes further when you are not limited to a standardized size. The tiniest difference in size of a diamond is a notably vast in dollar amount. It is a unique opportunity to have options.
This "kiss" ring has accent diamonds that frame the center stone along a recessed edge of the band. There are many ways to make a ring: hand carving, fabrication, and computer aided design (CAD), to name a few. We decided to use CAD for this project. The challenge with CAD is to make sure that the ring does not look blocky and devoid of a human touch.
The above image shows the parts of the ring that needed to be fixed in CAD to better resemble the sketch. We wanted the ring to have a graceful curve that gradually angles towards the center diamond.