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ILikeShiny

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I thought it would be very helpful for people to see how CADs look in comparison to how the ring actually turned out. You hear things thrown around such as "CADs look clunkier than the design really is" or "These sharp angles will actually taper down", but - as is said - a picture is worth a thousand words :). I think this could really help people as they are faced with the task of tweaking or approving their own designs.

If you have the ability, please share CAD vs your finished creation. Thanks!!
 

soxfan

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CAD's are hideous. I've said it a thousand times. LOL!!! But here are my cads vs. finished ring. If you are using Caysie, you just need to listen to her. Her work presents in such minute detail as opposed to cads. :love::love::love:

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ILikeShiny

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CAD's are hideous. I've said it a thousand times. LOL!!! But here are my cads vs. finished ring. If you are using Caysie, you just need to listen to her. Her work presents in such minute detail as opposed to cads. :love::love::love:

While I *am* using Caysie, I truly started this thread for everyone, and I'm hoping it can be a helpful resource for years to come :read:
 

soxfan

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While I *am* using Caysie, I truly started this thread for everyone, and I'm hoping it can be a helpful resource for years to come :read:

Oh I am so sorry! I didn't mean to come off as saying you posted it just for her cads. :( I hate cads. Period. NO matter who they are from. They just look so clunky and are hard to imagine how they will look for a finished ring. Great thread. I haven't seen another one like this! I can't wait to see the responses:)
 

ILikeShiny

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Oh I am so sorry! I didn't mean to come off as saying you posted it just for her cads. :( I hate cads. Period. NO matter who they are from. They just look so clunky and are hard to imagine how they will look for a finished ring. Great thread. I haven't seen another one like this! I can't wait to see the responses:)

Exactly this. That's why I thought examples might be helpful; maybe it can help us to wrap our minds round the differences in the CADs vs real product. Thanks for your contribution (and I'm still drooling over your ring!!!)
 

KBerly

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Ohhh, I'll be participating next week! I only have the CAD and wax pics now, finished product will be ready soon :)
 

Yimmers

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Ohhh, I'll be participating next week! I only have the CAD and wax pics now, finished product will be ready soon :)

Yes, I'm in the same boat as well! Just CADs, but hopefully a finished product at the end of this week! It's going to be a CVB as well! Nothing as fancy as the Casablanca, but glad to be getting the stone into a much more eye pleasing setting!
 

Yimmers

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The sapphire is gorgeous, indigoblue!
Soxfan, your ring is on IG! Love it!
 

PierreBear

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Just wanted to say that this is a wonderful thread! CADs are so hard to understand (at least for me) on how it translate visually with the end product. Hopefully this will provide comfort on the custom process for those who read this. Love all the rings so far!
 

goldenfire

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These are all so gorgeous!!! Very helpful to see the CADs too. As advanced as they have become, CADs still don't hold a candle to the finished product that's for sure.
 

ILikeShiny

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@Acinom - Your collection is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your rings, as well as your insight on what happened with the transition from your CADs to the finished rings.
 

indigoblue

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CAD and ring by Caysie. The CAD showed much bulkier rings and I was actually hoping for a more substantial look: the outcome is quite dainty.
Me too. I thought my ring would be heavier looking. The diamonds are tinier than I expected, but the whole result is quite pretty and dainty. I'm still glad I nixed all of the milgrain. I'm not a fan.
 

goldenfire

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CAD and finshed ring by Brilliantly Engaged. Spess by Jim McCormick. In the final CAD the stone and gallery were lowered, but I cannot find the latest CAD anymore. I like BE's CAD's as they are quite accurate.

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This is AMAZING !!! It looks like something from another world...like a ring that a female super hero or queen from another world would wear...I love it!
 
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