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A client wanted a traditional design for his engagement ring.
This instructable shows you how his ring was created using the lost wax casting system.
To begin with I cut a section of jewellers wax, ( a special wax that has great properties for cutting, sawing and carving) into the basic ring shape. I created a hole the same size required for the finished ring.
Step 1: Seating the diamond.
I decided how high the diamond was to sit, then using small engraving tools, I cut a square hole for the diamond to sit in.
You can also make out lots of faint white lines on the wax ring blank. These will determine which partsof the wax are to be cut away to form the shape of the ring.
Step 2: The basic shaping.
Step 3: The setting is begun
Once this was complete, I scribed the central part of the ring shank, so that I could determine how wide the ring was to be.
Step 4: The ring shank is cut back.
The wax is now beginning to look more like an engagement ring.
Step 5: The prongs revealed.
Here you can see that I have cut back the wax in the mid section of the setting to reveal the four corner prongs.