James came to us wanting a very special custom engagement ring: a recreation of the Harry Potter Horcrux ring. For James, the most important factor was the carving: it had to be relatively visible with a dark stone and a gold band.
Our first step was to create the gem. We decided to go with Jade for it’s hardness but yet we could still custom cut it and the gold inlay would show nicely. After we custom cut a black jade, then inlayed it with the symbol with gold – then topped it with a custom cut crystal. Here’s the final gem:
Once the gem is done, we could begin the 3D render.
With our custom design process, the client gets infinite revisions on the 3D model until the piece is exactly as they want it. This way they have full control of the process and can make sure they love it from every angle. Once they are in love with the design and give it the go ahead, we cast it in the metal of their choice and set the gems.We worked together to find the best compromise between being as accurate possible to the original while still being as comfortable as possible on the finger.
When James gave us the go ahead on the 3D design, we set it in platinum and polished it. We then shipped it to her insured with signature required upon delivery.
Check out the video of the finished ring!