I also sell some items on http://www.chrisparry.etsy.com
If you are realy bored, you can visit my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris-parry/
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.