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In an age where machines and robots make much of what we see around us, the creation of a ring is a delicate and painstaking process that involves many steady hands. “Lost wax” casting, the technique illustrated in this video, is thousands of years old and is even mentioned in the works of Pliny the Elder. Although a machine or two make a few of the steps easier, the core process is basically unchanged.
Many stages of craftsmanship go into each and every diamond ring, and this video follows actual artisans as they create an 18 karat gold diamond ring, from its design to its casting in gold. The film is easy for a layman to follow, with clear and pleasant narration, and any new terms are immediately explained so there is no distracting jargon.
The one on one attention given to each ring is staggering in view of the volume of rings bought and sold every day, and the pride these artisans take in their work is plainly apparent. This video is a fascinating, eye-opening look into the world of fine jewelry, and it will give anyone a new appreciation of that tiny bit of gold that curls around their finger.
It could have been the fact that it was freezing outside or maybe jus
t a case of the jitters. Regardless of the reason, Travis Pittman, a producer for KING 5 News station, popped the question to his girlfriend during a trip to the Washington Pier close to the Des Moines Marina last Saturday evening.
The setting was beautiful and everything was going well until he, on accident, lost the ring by dropping it into the Puget Sound.
The classic diamond ring was a half-carat on a white gold band with small diamonds inlaid into the band. At first, he tried to tell his bride to be, Kim Hopper, that he wanted to get married but did not have enough money to buy her the perfect diamond ring. He then proposed and presented her with the beautiful diamond ring. It did not take her long to say yes to his proposal. As he was slipping the ring onto her finger it came off and fell into the water.
Pittman is hoping that the ring is found safely and returned to him.
ry_jewelry/diamond_anniversary_rings.asp” target=”_blank”>wedding rings fashion for 2010. The architectural innovative cuts of the diamonds such as the teardrop, the oval, the marquise or even the heart-shaped diamond rings are the latest attention grabbers to hit the wedding ring market.
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The ever-fashionable, trendsetter Victoria Beckham, who's known to own a variety of engagement rings have been spotted sporting a geometric shaped marquise cut diamond lately. The 6-carat diamond engagement ring embraced with a trillion on each side is known to have cost over 1.8 million dollars and is alleged to be an “I'm sorry I cheated on you” gift from hubby football pro David Beckham.