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David Self- Wedding Set

  1. DESIGN
  2. REFINE
  3. WAX
  4. CAST
  5. CLEAN
  6. SET
  7. FINISH



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  • David Self on

    Sry for delay Chris. I’ve had some ups and downs + biz schedule. taking a peak now.

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Hey David- Here are a couple new sketches to illustrate the variations on the bridge design.
    Either of these could also help enhance your centerstone and give a little more strength to the ring structure, which is important when designing a wedding band that can slide in between the outer ring.
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    What are your thoughts so far on these designs?

  • Chris Ritchie on

    I think it depends on the actual dimensions of your diamond. With my estimated 3/4 carat stone, I don’t think it will diminish the stone. Marquise stones generally appear fairly large for their weight because they are so wide. But if your stone is really deep and has a smaller face-up size, then we might want to go a different way.
    We could also look into a diamond halo type design with DWG01 in order to further enhance the size of the diamond.
    A halo would also enhance the structure of that style of ring.
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    I could also look into a crossover ring like DWG01, where each outer band would cross over to the other side of the ring instead of rolling outwards.

  • David Self on

    would the smaller size of the diamond for #1 be a deterrent at all? Meaning, make the diamond look smaller.

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Here are a few different designs sketches to see which way you might be leaning design-wise.
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    DWG01 shows a two band bridge design that holds a removable wedding band in the center.
    One possible color combination: The wedding band could be yellow gold to pay tribute to the original wedding set, and then outer ring could be white gold or platinum to make the whole design more modern.
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    DWG02 is an asymmetrical bridge that more closely references the original set. The only thing about this design is there has to be a connector piece at the bottom of the ring to hold the two wrapping arms together so that the center wedding band can be taken in and out.
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    DWG03 shows three stacked rings: A more modern and timeless engagement ring next to two unique wedding bands for that trendy stacked ring look.
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    Let me know your initial thoughts on these designs, and if you have any feedback or requests. Then I can get you some quotes on the designs you like.