I recently had the opportunity to complete this beautiful platinum ring. The ring was made with a 6 prong head and a twist shank.
It truly is a joy making an engagement ring out of sustainable materials. This ring is is both conflict-free and environmentally friendly.
- 100% recycled platinum
- 1.25 carat colorless moissanite
- 1.2 mm lab-grown diamond accent stones
You Dream It, We Build It
The ring design and concept was sketched by my client who has a background in engineering. I was beyond impressed with the sketch he drew up! It provided more than enough detail to ensure we were going to design the ring just the way he wanted.
Using CAD software we were able to take the sketch and turn it into a working 3-D model. Once the 3-D model was grown in wax it was then cast in platinum.
After the ring was cast the next step was the stone setting. I set the smaller lab-grown diamonds first and then finished the ring by setting the “Forever One” colorless moissanite.
I am beyond thrilled with this project because it marks the first time that I was able to use lab-grown diamonds in smaller sizes.
Previously lab-grown diamonds were only available in larger stone sizes, but recent advances in technology have been pushing the industry forward.
Lab-grown diamond manufacturers have been busy. I imagine the availability of these smaller sizes was probably a response to the demand and popularity of lab-grown diamonds.
Why are lab-grown diamonds such a popular choice?
I believe we are finally at the point where people are understanding what a lab-grown diamond is. A lab-grown diamond is in every way as real as a diamond that’s been mined from the earth. It has the same chemical composition as a natural diamond.
It’s not glass. It’s not a zircon. Lab-grown stones are the real deal.
The best part of all? Lab-grown diamonds are generally 25% less expensive than their “natural” older siblings.
Sustainable Custom Jewelry
Lab-grown diamonds and diamond alternatives such as moissanite are more popular than ever. I believe this trend will continue as we press forward in this century.
With the amount of precious metals that have already been mined, it is easier than ever to have metal refined and recycled to be used in new jewelry pieces.
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