Engagement Ring - Paul Kauffman

  3. WAX
  4. CAST
  5. CLEAN
  6. SET

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  • Chris Ritchie on

    Hi Paul! I just wanted to let you know that your ring came out of casting and it looks great! I have started cleaning up the casting and will start setting the stones next week!

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Thank you! I really like that detail too!

    Just let me know which metal choice you would like to use, 18k white gold or Platinum, and we will move forward to the final phase, and start the production of your ring!

  • Paul Kauffman on

    Its perfect!! You just gave me chills with that added touch. Better than I could have imagined.

    Lets get it rolling!

  • Chris Ritchie on

    Hi Paul- Thank you for your feedback!

    I think that I have come up with a cool way to combine your initials!
    The P and the W arranged as you see in the image could make a K initial representing your last name.
    A great symbol of you and Whitney becoming a family.
    I agree the best place for this detail would be on the inside of the ring right below the center diamond – a hidden and very personal detail unique to the two of you!

    Concerning the diamonds in the halo, the ones shown here around the center stone are the smallest size for for this type of setting. They are 1.0 mm and that is generally the smallest size of diamond used.
    Everything becomes very small once the ring is seen in person. But keeping her wishes in mind, when I am setting the ring, I will finish the halo as close fitting to the center stone as possible so that the center stone shines proudly.

    You are not being too picky at all. I greatly appreciate that you care about every detail in the ring. It is something I relate to very well.
    I love this added initial detail, and I am hopeful you will, too!

  • Paul Kauffman on

    This looks incredible! She is going to love it! You are so good at what you do!

    I do have a couple of things to consider. I would love to hear your thoughts.

    I know she has mentioned in the past when looking at other women’s halo rings that she wanted very small diamonds around the halo vs more pronounced diamonds. Are these the smallest you would recommend?

    Also, I would like to add something a little more personal to the ring to make it unique to us(not saying the ring isn’t unique, it is, just want something personal). She has shown me a few designs you have made recently where you combined peoples initials into a design (I believe). Would there be any way to do this on the ring? Maybe on the underside of the ring under the setting? You can tell me if I am crazy and being to picky. I wont take offense haha.

    Thanks again Chris!