Creating diamond rings is a demanding craft. To master it, the jeweler needs to consider all the peculiarities of each stage in the process. And to unravel their complexity for the buyers, we wrote this guide.
Ideally, the craftsman aims at creating the perfect interplay between various elements in the diamond ring — as if it's the Universe in miniature. Each stone and band area requires tremendous care from the maestro. That's the reason why the mastery of a jeweler is a must, whichever diamond seller or jewelry shop you choose.
What does a jeweler need to make the ring of your dreams?
If you're willing to make a custom-made ring, the jeweler will ask you to choose 3 basic dimensions:
- The metal for your band — usually, customers choose 14k gold, 18k gold, or platinum,
- The diamond itself — note there are differences in cuts, shapes, clarity parameters, and carat weight,
- The setting — usually, customers choose prong, bezel, pave, or bar.
If you refer to the diamond provider like Diamond Registry, you can order a complete diamond ring from us. Alternatively, you can come to another jeweler with a prepaid diamond. To find the stone, you're welcome to refer Diamond Registry, the matchmaker in the industry, or find a wholesaler by yourself. In the latter case, prepare to answer the general questions about the size, shape, and the need for accent diamonds. This knowledge will ensure you'll order a diamond ring of your dreams from a jeweler.
To make a wise decision, learn how metal, diamonds, and setting play together in a custom-made ring. Here are some useful tips from Diamond Registry experts:
- A diamond of a perfect color grade requires the most expensive metal in a band,
- White gold and platinum look identical in a ring setting, but platinum is several times more expensive and easier to scratch,
- It's always better to spend more on a diamond itself than on the metal and setting.
How diamond rings are made in Diamond Registry?
Once you've decided on buying a diamond ring, you're welcome to come to our office and order the jewelry from us. In return, we guarantee this sequence of actions:
- During the meeting, we will create a raw design — by sketching or making a 3D model of your ring. To ensure the agreement here, we'll create a 3D render so you can fine-tune the result with the accuracy up to 0.1mm,
- We send this 3D model to the workshop for the craftsman to cast it,
- If everything goes smoothly with a model, we go to constructing your ring. We drill the setting and pave the stone,
- Then, the polishing comes. It is the most responsible part of the process, so our agreement here is crucial. We will constantly check the stone until it shines perfectly. In practice, this step can take up to 6 hours,
- On the final stage, the craftsman carefully inserts a diamond in the ring. We take extreme care to trim the prongs and polish them again. We take about 3 hours for a 1-carat diamond ring and up to a couple of days from a 10-carat diamond ring. This is needed to create a truly beautiful and durable ring,
- We apply the anti-oxidation plating and send your ring to our office.
|3 most important tips about diamond ring maintenance:
Visit your jeweler at least once a year to check the setting durability and clean your ring,
Avoid touching and taking off your diamond ring in public,
Do not wear a diamond ring while cleaning house and doing
Are there other approaches to making diamond rings?
The method Diamond Registry specialists use is titled "casting." Alternatively, jewelers use a handmade approach.
Hand fabrication is one of the most used methods for making diamond rings. Here, the jewelers use a metal wire which they manufacture with mechanical actions, like hammering and annealing. Big brands avoid using a handmade method because the human factor will inevitably affect the result.
Here's the typical process for making handmade diamond rings:
- The jeweler creates the band from the piece of the desired metal,
- Soldering the band with the same metal and flux paste,
- Making rims on a band, depending on the chosen setting design,
- Creating the place for a central diamond,
- Setting the stone — first in thermoplastic, then held in a ball clamp,
- Polishing the ring after washing it in hot water,
- If the ring is made from white gold, the jeweler applies rhodium plating.
How to order a custom-made diamond ring?
You're welcome to fill our contact form and arrange the meeting in the Diamond Registry office. We'll be happy to find the diamond for the wholesale price and create a top-quality ring of your dreams! With more than 60 years of experience, we guarantee the highest standards and the most accurate result.