How Are Engagement Rings Made (A Step-By-Step Guide)?

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November 23, 2023
molten gold being poured over an engagement ring in a metal mould
A fantasy image of gold being poured onto an engagement ring.
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Have you ever looked at an engagement ring and wondered about the journey it took to become that breath-taking piece of art? From selecting the perfect diamond to the intricate setting and final polish, creating these sentimental tokens of commitment is actually a complex art form.

In this article, we’ll take you through each step of how we go about crafting an engagement ring – a complex fusion of art and science – showcasing the skill and precision that go into each and every creation.

Step 1: The Initial Design – Turning Visions into Sketches

Creating the perfect engagement ring starts with an idea – a vision that reflects both aesthetic beauty and emotional resonance.

At Martin Gear Jewellers, our in-house experts work with you to understand your vision, tastes, and preferences. Using this valuable input, we then hand-sketch or employ Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools to develop a detailed blueprint of your dream engagement ring.

Step 2: Crafting the Wax Model – The Blueprint of Your Ring

Once the finalised design receives your nod of approval, we then move on to craft a highly accurate wax model.

This step is crucial as the wax model serves as the main outline for your future ring – ensuring each detail is accounted for before moving on to the metal casting stage.

Step 3: The Casting Process – Where Metal Takes Form

After finalising the wax model, next we proceed to encasing it in a plaster mould. This sets the stage for the metal casting of your envisioned ring.

Following the casting, the raw metal form then undergoes a meticulous series of refinements to prime it for the intricate detailing that follows.

Step 4: Sizing and Shaping – The Quest for Perfection

After successful casting, the next step is to ensure that the ring is the perfect size.

Using specialised equipment, the engagement ring is tapped gently and heated allowing accurate sizing to your finger. It’s then filed into shape to ensure that it meets our rigorous standards.

Step 5: Stone Setting – The Crowning Glory

Whether you choose a diamond or another precious gemstone, setting the stone in any engagement ring is a delicate process.

Using microscopes and specialised tools, we ensure the chosen stone is securely set – guaranteeing not just beauty, but also long-term durability.

Step 6: Pre-Finishing and Polishing – A Gleam to Last a Lifetime

After stone setting, the ring is almost ready – but not quite.

The engagement ring first needs to undergo a meticulous pre-finishing and polishing phase. Here, we use various grades of polishing compounds to give the ring its final dreamy gleam.

Step 7: Quality Assurance – Our Promise to You

As the final step before you slip the ring onto your finger, we make sure that it first undergoes a rigorous quality assurance process.

Each engagement ring is examined under 10x magnification to ensure it meets our high standards – this is our promise of quality to you.

Ready to Find Your Perfectly Crafted Engagement Ring?

Crafting an engagement ring is a journey filled with meticulous details and profound care. From the initial design to the final quality assurance check, each step is crucial in crafting a ring that not only looks beautiful but will also stand the test of time.

At Martin Gear Jewellers, we offer unparalleled craftsmanship and a bespoke service to turn your dream ring into a reality.

Ready to take the next step in your journey towards marital bliss? Contact us on (01) 872 8726 or visit our store for a personalised consultation.

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