A Brief Guide to 3D Cutting for Custom Jewelry
What Is 3D Cutting?
Technology is evolving the way we create across nearly every industry. Jewelry making has a rich history extending back thousands of years to when custom pieces were crafted by hand. Today, custom jewelry is one of the greatest areas of opportunity for 3D technology.
With the use of 3D design software, jewelry shoppers have the ultimate creative control over every detail of a diamond ring. This includes stone size, shape, color, and even extensive design changes. Once you’re completely satisfied with the design, jewelers will then precision-build the piece just for you based on the computer file. After, you’ll receive a completely unique, one-of-a-kind ring which you helped to create.
What Does the Cutting Process Entail?
With the ability to be programmed by intelligent software, today’s diamond cutting machines can “read” the 3D model of the jewelry by transforming it into digestible data. It then splits the diamond into pieces, which enables the machine to work on them individually and use as much of the diamond as possible. Cutting tools such as lasers may also be used to achieve precision cuts without contact.
Next, mechanical bruting will be performed. In this step, two diamonds are placed on a wheel and spun against one another to form the outline. Only one diamond can cut another since these stones are the hardest natural mineral on Earth. Finally, another spinning wheel will be used to polish the diamond’s surfaces, and the stone is inspected to ensure there are no flaws.
If you’re interested in seeing what 3D diamond cutting can produce firsthand, turn to Kortz Originals in Denver, CO. With more than 100 years crafting custom jewelry, this local private jeweler has been making stunning original pieces for four generations. They’ll visit you for a no-obligation demonstration and, although each piece is priceless and original, you’ll be surprised to discover how reasonable custom jewelry can be. Get inspired by their gallery of jewelry online or call (303) 520-0955 to schedule a consultation.