The 2 biggest differences between a hand made engagement ring and cast one are price and quality. A cast ring which has been made using C.A.D ( computer aided design ) takes next to no time to create whilst a hand made ring of a similar design can take many hours to create.
At the Diamond Jewellery Studio when a Diamond ring is hand made to hold and show off a diamond it starts from a square rod and is worked by a Master Jeweller into the final design. Through the various stages the metal is being tempered and work hardened so when it comes to the finished ring the metal is at a perfect hardness and can be guaranteed for life against any metal defect.
Rings that are made using CAD are created in wax first and then cast which can open the doors to many problems. If the metal has been poured either too hot or too cold it can be brittle or soft and have many surface issues such as cracking and porosity. Many Diamond rings are being made this way and passed off as “ hand made” which they are definitely not. The art of hand making Diamond rings is becoming a thing of the past as Master Jewellers become harder to find.
With so many companies competing for business many are turning to CAD to reduce costs but ultimately producing inferior products, yet claiming them to be hand made.
The Diamond Jewellery Studio have workshops in both Brisbane and Sydney and clients are encouraged to sit with the Master Jeweller who will create their Diamond ring or Engagement ring and go through the manufacturing process together.