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eternity band handmade vs cad

danfitz36

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I understand that in general handmade rings are of much better quality than CAD designs, but i'm trying to figure out how much better in my specific situation. I really like the U prong eternity bands at whiteflash (with some slight customization) http://www.whiteflash.com/wedding-bands/annettes-u-prong-eternity-diamond-wedding-band-805.htm. For a style like that, what would be the advantage in getting something handmade? would the diamonds be held in better? would less metal show from the top? or is this a case where a CAD design just works better? i honestly have no clue so any help would be appreciated.

in terms of finding vendors, i'm planning to speak with WF, BGD, and ERD for cad quotes. i'm not sure who i should look into for a handmade quote so help there would be appreciated as well.
 

yssie

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One is better for some purposes than the other - setting pave, budget/time constraints... Here are two recent threads discussing this -

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/please-explain-in-laymans-terms.158739/?hilit=cast']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/please-explain-in-laymans-terms.158739/?hilit=cast[/URL]
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/handmade-vs-cad.158047/#post-2879395?hilit=cast#p2879395']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/handmade-vs-cad.158047/#post-2879395?hilit=cast#p2879395[/URL]


I'm not a jeweller, but that looks like a pretty basic design - I would think handmade w/ the higher density you could get the prongs a bit smaller, but there's a limit to how small and I'm thinking it's not like the differences between (good) handmade and cast micropave where the prongs are *teeny tiny* and even that little bit more metal can make a huge visual difference.

Hopefully a jeweller will opine soon!
 

Gibson486

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i got a handmade quote from a b&m place in boston. it was the same price as the other places that do cad.
 

danfitz36

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those other threads are very informative, thanks.

i'm actually in boston, do you have any b&m places you'd recommend me checking out?
 
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