JEWELLERY DESIGN (3-D CAD)

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Our expert designers use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create highly accurate three-dimensional (3-D) models of jewellery.

These design files are then used in our 3-D wax printing facility to turn the design into a model that is ready for casting.

One of the benefits of 3-D CAD is the ability to provide photo-realistic images of a jewellery piece before production.

We offer both CAD and CAM services as part of our digital jewellery manufacture facility.

Jewellers, entrepreneurs, newcomers and jewellery industry professionals are welcome to contact us to benefit from our 3-D jewellery CAD service. Should you need a full-service jewellery manufacturing facility, we can provide all the services you need in-house.

Common questions

What is CAD jewellery design?

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer software to create dimensional models.

What is the difference between CAD and CAM?

CAD (computer-aided design) is the creation of a design using specialised software on a computer. The design is then used by a computer-aided machine (CAM) such as a 3-D printer to create a casting model.

Is a CAD model better than a hand drawing?

Using CAD software produces designs with a high level of mathematical accuracy. This means the scope for errors is much lower when compared to hand drawing.

What do I need to provide for a design?

During the design brief, we will discuss your creative ideas and how to make them practical and functional. You are welcome to bring images or basic sketches of what you have in mind.

How much does a CAD jewellery design cost?

The cost depends entirely on the scope of your jewellery project. You will receive a quotation for approval before work commences.

How long does it take to complete a 3-D design?

The time depends entirely on the scale and intricacy of your design. You will receive an estimated completion date with your quotation.

CAD benefits

  • Life-like rendering

    Our 3-D CAD services allows us to provide photo-realistic images of a jewellery piece to show how the finished item will look. Production characteristics such as clarity, light reflection, choice of gemstones used and precious metals are rendered in a life-like way. We can also provide zoomed in details of the design. This is a wonderful way to visualise jewellery before committing to full production.

  • Geometrically accurate

    Intricate jewellery can be created to an extremely high level of detail backed by unmatched precision and productivity. Any gemstones that may be required can be placed with mathematical accuracy.

  • Flexible design and customisation

    3-D CAD offers total creative freedom and is especially useful in the design of small and intricate jewellery features. This method of design means we can easily produce a variety of design options and variations.

  • Quick and cost-effective

    Developing jewellery product lines with variations on a similar theme are cost effective because 3-D designs can easily be adapted and manipulated which lowers the design costs.

  • Life-like rendering

    Our 3-D CAD services allows us to provide photo-realistic images of a jewellery piece to show how the finished item will look. Production characteristics such as clarity, light reflection, choice of gemstones used and precious metals are rendered in a life-like way. We can also provide zoomed in details of the design. This is a wonderful way to visualise jewellery before committing to full production.

  • Geometrically accurate

    Intricate jewellery can be created to an extremely high level of detail backed by unmatched precision and productivity. Any gemstones that may be required can be placed with mathematical accuracy.

  • Flexible design and customisation

    3-D CAD offers total creative freedom and is especially useful in the design of small and intricate jewellery features. This method of design means we can easily produce a variety of design options and variations.

  • Quick and cost-effective

    Developing jewellery product lines with variations on a similar theme are cost effective because 3-D designs can easily be adapted and manipulated which lowers the design costs.