After the dazzle of the diamond we're now we're down to ironing out the details. What dimensions, how to set the stone, where to have milgrain (the little dots on the metal), the filigree pattern (twirly bits under the main diamond) and how the engraving will look.
The jeweller has sent us a CAD (Computer Aided Design) to confirm. The ring is shown as yellow and pink in the CAD to highlight the details. The actual ring will be a normal silvery colour. Also, we're told that the CAD looks more chunky than the final ring will be.
After we confirm this step then we move on to the next step - casting the wax mould.
Once the wax mould is cast it's very difficult to make changes, so it's always recommended to make any necessary changes on the CAD image.
I've been very lucky to have a very clear image of our engagement ring in my mind since my fiancee and I decided on the pear shape diamond. So all we have to do is tweak the image on the CAD to look like the one in my head and voila! The perfect engagement ring!
Oh, and while I was researching I found a ring that looks surprisingly like our design.
Like I said, It's going to be a bourgeois bling ring with an antique touch... very ornate and intricate. Here are some photos of the three stone large pear shape diamond halo engagement ring I found on the internet.
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