Behind The Scenes: The Making Of Zenith & Nadir
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Cubic Zirconia vs. Man-Made Diamonds

There's something magical about fine jewellery. What I love most and what most people don't get to see, is the transformative journey from an idea to a finished piece. It all starts with an idea, pen and sketchbook. Finding raw gold and a raw Canadian diamond isn't as easy as you'd think! Once I tracked them down, I sketched the designs for the engagement ring and wedding band.The design is then rendered in a complex computer program. Once any necessary changes are made, it's printed on a 3D printer.The 3D print is cast in gold. It looks raw and needs a lot of TLC. Here's all the raw materials together, waiting to be married together.Look at the difference cleaning and polishing the ...