Engagement Ring Design.
Designing custom made engagement rings can be easy or complex depending on the design in question. Every engagement ring design starts with a fantastic set of diamonds or gemstones. A great, well-cut diamond or sapphire makes the process of ring designing worth the effort. It is important to find the right diamond or main gemstone before we can start to design the ring. This is especially the case with sapphire rings because these gemstones are particularly individual in cut.
Do We Need to Draw Every Ring?
We don’t always need to do a sketch when making a ring. We can work from photos of a design people have in mind or even a rough drawing on the back of an envelope. When a sketch is needed we draw it by hand in most cases. If you look at the sketches below, you will see that some are pictured with the finished engagement ring on top. This shows just how faithful the finished ring was to the design that was drawn.
We draw these sketches in pencil by hand which makes them a little work of art all on their own. We could, of course, use a computer to do this. However, this is just not the same as carefully placing each line on the page to get it right. When I do a sketch, it is like making the ring carefully in my head, thinking it through and working out the best options.
Can I Keep the Sketch?
Yes, it’s yours if you like. Some of our clients have asked me to sign the sketch of their engagement ring design and then had it framed or laminated as a keepsake. The sketch is a beautiful memento of the process of making a very special engagement ring. It is a nice touch and a one-off original that you can keep forever.
They say a picture says a thousand words, so I think I’ve said enough here. I will let these images speak for themselves…