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Mocked up the design in Adobe Illustrator

Bought wax ring blanks, carving tools, and ring mandrel

The Diamond

Cut the blank to size

Marked out the rough shape

Thinning the band

Close to the final thickness

Testing the fit

Drilled hole in the gem seat

Getting there

Testing the positioning of the stones

Heated tool for working with the wax

Wax equivlent of a soldering iron

Ready for the prongs

Band fully shaped

Adding the prongs

Test fit

The finished product after sending it out for casting and having the stones set

She said yes!

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