Technology | Technology: With 3D printing, you can convert any sound into a beautiful gold-plated ring

Technology: With 3D printing, you can convert any sound into a beautiful gold-plated ring

April 12, 2016 6:59 AM (UTC+8)

 

Planning to propose to your sweetheart? With 3D technology, you can do it differently.

Encode Ring, a Japanese company, has come up with a unique concept, which is radically personalized. The designers of this company will make use of your sound waves to print an exquisite, one-of-a-kind ring.

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Several artists and companies today are using 3D-printing technology to make jewelry.

All you need to do is record your voice using a smartphone and upload a three-minute video of your sound waves on the company’s website. You can place your order for the ring by filling out an online form.

After the order is placed, the designers at Encode will create a digital version of the jewel and send it to you for approval.

If you’re satisfied with the digital design, Encode will 3D-print it and later proceed to coloring and polishing the jewel. The finished ring will be sent to you in a beautiful black box.

The 3D printed Encode rings are available in five sizes and comes in three colors: 14k gold paint, 14k rose paint, and premium silver. Each costs $300. The company also takes international orders.

According to 3Ders, printed jewellery designing is not a foreign concept. Several artists and companies have been using the technology to make plastic bracelets and engagement rings. Moreover, these custom-made designs made using emerging technologies add a certain sentimental touch. Dutch goldsmith Cardillac Jewelers, which has been in the business for 27 years, recently acquired an Ultimaker 3D printer for creating 3D printed ‘Face-to-Face’ rings, shaped like the profile of the wearer or a loved one, stated 3Ders on its website.

Apart from rings, such companies also offer bracelets, ear studs, bangles, and chains. Brands like Etsy too have hopped on the 3D-printing bandwagon to offer customers personalized jewelry.

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