My First 3D Printed Ring

by Duane W Aldrich.
(United States)

Here’s my first attempt at designing a ring using 3D CAD software.

3D Printed Ring Concept Drawing by Duane W Aldrich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Here’s the concept drawing that was sent to the printer.

I had a customer ask me to set a Herkimer Diamond she mined along with some Blue & White Sapphires.

After trying to make the setting several ways at the bench, I moved on to the software.

3D Printed Ring Concept Drawing by Duane W Aldrich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Here’s the concept drawing that was sent to the printer. Stone drawings were removed before sending.

Once I designed it I sent the STL file to a company in Belgium to be printed and cast in sterling.

The Final Ring from the 3D Printed Ring Concept Drawing by Duane W Aldrich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Here’s the result. Herkimer Diamonds are quartz that come to a point at both ends. As far as I know nobody normally makes settings for these stones.

It came out perfect.

The Final Ring from the 3D Printed Ring Concept Drawing by Duane W Aldrich  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Herkimers all vary in size which makes them hard to set.

Here’s the concept drawing and the final results pics.

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