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comment by OftenBen

    Finding a way to make an engagement ring.

Same. I have a rough idea of what I want. I'm trying to find somebody to build it in Autocad and then find a friendly jeweler to cast it.

b_b  ·  819 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you can make a reasonably close sketch, any jeweler worth their salt can turn it into a cast piece. You bring in a drawing and they'll CAD it, then you iterate. Very simple. You don't need to find anyone, because that's part of the service that many custom jewelers already offer.

OftenBen  ·  819 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll take a swing at it. My drawings may approximate that of Koko the gorilla (Who had better composition) but I can certainly try.

I don't think that what I want is too complicated, except for the fact that I want the engagement ring and wedding band to interlock. I can't have been the first person to think of that.

Neither of us are much into jewelry really, so they will likely be for ceremonial/dress purposes only.

The idea of getting a band tattooed on has merit I think.

flac  ·  834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ooh! I like that idea much better than mine (which have mostly consisted of: knitting a pair of gloves with a gold band on the ring finger, or learning how to do some blacksmithing and making a simple ring). I'll probably buy a nicer ring once I can afford it, but we've been talking about getting married for a few years now, and even have a rough estimate of when the wedding will be (August of 2019). I figure there's no reason to hold off proposing anymore, and I'm not one to let the lack of a fancy ring stop me.

Mazel tav to you and the (possibly soon-to be) Mrs. !

user-inactivated  ·  834 days ago  ·  link  ·  


OftenBen  ·  834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've felt the way I do for quite some time. She has too. We think the idea of a long engagement is fun. The word 'fiancee' is so much more energizing than other names for Robust Pleasure Sources also.

No rush, it happens when it happens, and I'd rather take the time to do each step thoughtfully.