I would like to start a new discussion thread on the topic of
custom designing a guard ring for a diamond solitaire which has a
shank with more design "flow" or "curve" to it than the typical
straight shank ring. Anyone have any tips or tricks for designing
the guard ring to conform to the solitaire?
I wrap my mandrel with a strip of paper, slip the engagement ring
over it, and trace the outline of the ring (all the way around it)
with a .5 mm mechanical drawing pencil. Slip ring off, unroll paper
from mandrel, and there’s your contour line.
Hope this helped…
Jeff Regan, @ReganJewelry