@rwade1 This one is cast as two separate pieces (separate waxes). The waxes were milled on a 6 axis CNC milling machine, not 3D printed… we tend to mill quite often on our signet ring pieces and pieces like this. It helps to not have to polish out grow lines, because while doing so, we tend to lose critical details. Absolutely there is finish prep prior to final assembly of the two parts, that brushed finish is done in advance of course. Way easier.
@vladimirfrater there is no hand carving work done here, and in fact, we do not hand carve waxes for any of our pieces. 100% of our work is CAD.