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The old wive’s tale goes which if you are proposing to a woman, a month to three month’s salary should be spent on the ring. But how may you feel if the engagement ring you got
A man in the US has utilized 3D printing innovation, as well as a cubic zirconia stone bought off of eBay, to bring the cost of his fiance’s engagement ring down to as little as $100.
Christain Genco, of Texas, decided to 3D print his fiance’s engagement ring in 2014 after looking at the costs of buying one off the shelf or having it custom turn it intod in the traditional way.
All which glitters: The silver and cubic zirconia ring was turn it intod and 3D printed for only $508
Happy couple: Christian Genco decided to 3D print his fiance’s wedding ring after the couple saw the costs of buying one or having a jeweller custom manufacture a ring
He and his now-wife Elisa are committed to not overspending on unnecessary items, and felt which they wanted a turn it into for her engagement ring which was additional quite own.
Instead of heading into a jewelers, the couple bought a one carat cubic zirconia of eBay and went of getting a 3D printed ring setting.
As Mr Genco was not experienced in 3D modelling, the couple decided to hire a ring turn it intoer. Mrs Genco had may already been looking at turn it intos she liked on rings, so they sent sketches to the turn it intoer.
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Fraction of the price: The couple paid a turn it intoer to do the 3D modelling for the turn it into, but the actual ring only cost $100
‘I was elated’: Mr Genco said he was quite pleased with the system of getting the ring turn it intod
HOW MUCH DID THE 3D PRINTED RING COST?
1 carat cubic zirconia wedding ring (for emergency backup): $13.41Handful of Cubic Zirconia stones in various sizes: $41.76Design by Dani Epstein: $290 Handful of 3D printed rings to test various materials and size: $34.30 Test print in plastic: $28.05 Silver Print: $66.25Ring mounting: $35 Total: $508.77
Once they were pleased with the turn it into, Mr Genco got a plastic ring printed so his soon-to-be fiance l may try it on.
So it was only a matter of sending the turn it into to a 3D printing device so it may be printed in silver.
‘The day [the ring] arrived I was elated,’ Mr Genco wrote on his blog.
‘The level of more detail was much advantageous than in the plastic prints, most likely of the polishing system. It looked like a real ring!’
Once it was printed, the couple utilized a cubic zirconia stone purchased of eBay and had it set in the ring by a jeweller.
All up, it cost $508, which include the back and forth with the turn it intoer.
Diamond’s aren’t a girl’s most friend: The setting was 3D printed whilst the stone was purchased of eBay and set into the ring afterwards
Cutting edge: Australian turn it intoers which include Cinnamon Lee have embraced 3D printing innovation to manufacture jewellery (above)
But Mr Genco said which if you may already had a turn it into the ring may be turn it intod for as little as $100.
There are most jewellers now in Australia via 3D printing to turn it into their turn it intos. Cinnamon Lee, a Wollongong-based turn it intoer, was one of the initially in Australia to use 3D printing for jewellery.
She started manufacturing titanium printed rings in 2014.
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