Can anyone read CADs?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The opening between the diamond “basket” and the two “oval” shapes is smaller in the photo on the left.  That was the first thing I noticed. Also, it looks like the milgrain (? is that the right term?) on the one on the right looks like it comes up slightly higher and more into the “basket”/open area.

It would be more helpful if you could possibly post two photos that are the same size next to each other for comparison purposes.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Ellicott.
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it looks super duper close (the top ring and bottom ring).  I think, of those two, the only immediate difference I can see is that the top photo’s “ovals” have a bit more of a side “peak” (or diamond shape) than the bottom ring which seems more rounded (more eye shaped).  Do you know what I mean?  I think that’s a small detail that, unless you were looking for it in a side-by-side comparison, you would never notice!  Lovely ring, sweetie!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

In the CAD view, the eye shaped pieces look like they are set on a Y piece of metal that comes off of the band (right at the points of the enlongated diamond where it comes off the band.  Almost like there is a Y piece of supporting metal coming off from under that piece.  In the photo of the “real” ring, the diamond-y shapes do not appear to have that added support under them … almost like they are just soldered onto the band and at the prongs.  Do you see what I’m saying?  

I  don’t know if that is really the case or if that is how the “real” ring also looks from that view.  Because, the view from the CAD and the view of the real ring are so different.  It could be due to the shot of the real ring is lying on a tabletop and isn’t a “looking down on the ring” view like the CAD is.

I think that is why it might appear a little bulky.   

 

RedHeadKel:  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

RedHeadKel:  looks very close to the “real” ring.  I hope it pans out for you!  I imagine that having a jeweler copy it is less than buying the setting?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

RedHeadKel:  The shanks are completely different. Did you want them to be exactly the same, or did you want an interpretation of the ring? FWIW, I think it is a great interpretation and the CADs look good.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

RedHeadKel:  Also, if you are unsure about the CADs in anyway, order a wax mold! It might add a few extra days or a week to your ring’s ETA – but it will be 100% worth it if you find something you don’t like before the ring is made.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

RedHeadKel:  Well, the problem with wax molds are that they are like 10% bigger than the actual ring will be, because the tolerances are horrible. But you can get a general idea of what it will look like. If you’re at all iffy about it, get the wax – but just know it won’t be nearly as delicate as the final product.

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