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Handmade Weddings: Diamond Setting

Jul 15, 2008

by Sarah Feingold

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I love jewelry.  I love designing jewelry, making jewelry, wearing jewelry, and looking at jewelry.  And as a bride-to-be, I was so excited (and lucky) to have the opportunity to design a ring around the most beautiful diamond I have ever seen.

I was initially drawn to “Cherish – precious topaz” by Al Krafcik aka Beyond the Rockz because of the ring’s clean lines and handmade prongs.

I convoed Al and we started working together on a setting for my diamond.  Our convos turned into an Alchemy request, which turned into a wax model, which turned into a gorgeous white gold ring.  And then Al offered to set the stone in person, so that my fiancé and I could watch him set the diamond.  And now you can watch too!

Check out this video of Al setting my diamond in a custom made Beyond the Rockz design.  Do you have a stone that you want to set or do you want a one of a kind piece of jewelry?  You can create an Alchemy request or request a custom item from one of the many amazing jewelers here on Etsy.

See more posts in the Handmade Wedding Series.

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18 comments

  • SarahSays Admin

    SarahSays said 11 years ago

    Beautiful video to go along with my beautiful ring. Thanks Bre and thanks Al!

  • sparrowsfood

    sparrowsfood said 11 years ago

    I love the fact that etsy offers so much more than just sales

  • beyondtherockz

    beyondtherockz said 11 years ago

    Handmaking jewelry from concept to completion allows me to get my hands dirty, which is very apparent in this video! Thank you very much Sarah, Bre and Etsy! ~Al

  • futurelint

    futurelint said 11 years ago

    What a great way to get your own unique ring! I'm keeping this in mind for sure!

  • BargainHeadbands

    BargainHeadbands said 11 years ago

    Love it, Love it, Love it! Thanks for sharing ;)

  • hobbledehoy

    hobbledehoy said 11 years ago

    wow, what a gorgeous ring!

  • myaphrodite

    myaphrodite said 11 years ago

    Thanks for the gorgeous pics and the video! :)

  • underthewire

    underthewire said 11 years ago

    Marvelous work.

  • ROKJEWELRY

    ROKJEWELRY said 11 years ago

    Wow. Loved the article specially since I'm starting to learn more and more about jewelry. I'm now a gemology student at gia and I'm in love with it and everything about it... Congratulations!!!!

  • CreationsbyCat

    CreationsbyCat said 11 years ago

    Wonderful work! I love the video!

  • fjonesart

    fjonesart said 10 years ago

    What a neat idea. I'm going to show this article to my BF!

  • kalicat

    kalicat said 10 years ago

    Nice work Al, Your hands look perfectly NORMAL to me ... LOL Cat

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 10 years ago

    My engagement ring was completely custom made, but not by me.

  • MeghanT

    MeghanT said 10 years ago

    I have seen the most breathtaking wedding bands here on etsy. I LOVE one of a kind, custom items (obviously since that's what I make), so I would have to be involved in designing such an important ring. Your design is so clean and classically elegant! I love it! Congrats!

  • flyleafbooksstudio

    flyleafbooksstudio said 10 years ago

    My husband and I are thinking about upgrading my ring and Etsy is definitely first on our shopping list! I've already found a ring setter and the designs you can get on Etsy are way better than a big box jewelry store.

  • sleepymoondesign

    sleepymoondesign said 9 years ago

    There are so many amazing rings on Etsy! If I ever get married I would definitely either make my own ring (that is when I learn gold and silversmithing)or get one on Etsy!

  • BoutiqueDeBandeaux

    BoutiqueDeBandeaux said 9 years ago

    Beautiful! I want one just like it...I guess I'll have to drop some not-so-subtle hints to the boyfriend, lol.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

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