Being an engineer by trade, Phil jumped at the chance to use our 3D Jewellery Design and Print Services when it came to creating a unique engagement ring for his girlfriend Nicki.
All our design consultations with Phil took place remotely via Skype, and we used 3D design software to produce three photo-realistic Halo-style engagement ring designs based on Phil’s brief.
After a further Skype consultation, and a few design refinements, we sent Phil a 3D-printed white nylon ring replica of his chosen design. This ensured he was 100% happy with the look and feel of the final design.
Once the ring had been cast in platinum, the diamonds were set and two tiny hearts were handmade and hidden within the ring design. The ring was then hand-polished for maximum sparkle!
The scene was set with a McIntosh Jewellery photo shoot in a Brighton park. Nicki and Phil kindly agreed to model for us, and mid way through the shoot, we swapped the prop ring with the real sparkler Phil had designed for Nicki!
We secretly left the camera rolling, then pretended to scout for another shoot location in the park. This gave Phil the opportunity to get down on one knee and spring his surprise proposal. Needless to say, Nicki was both shocked and delighted – she absolutely loved the ring and was truly impressed that Phil had designed it for her.
A few months after the surprise proposal, Phil and Nicki visited our workshop together to commission their wedding rings. Nicki’s wedding band was 3D printed and cast in platinum, then flush-set with round diamonds. Phil opted for a heavy, 18ct natural white gold band with a matt brushed finish.