Creating Custom Jewelry using 3D Scanning

Capture 100% of surface geometry of your object or part with the solution of 3D Scanning!


In order to create a very special engagement ring for his fiance, our customer designed and sculpted an enlarged version out of clay. The challenge was to scale this model down to actual size for manufacturing.


The most common metalwork techniques used by goldsmiths, silversmiths and lapidaries to create jewelery, include sketching, 3D modeling, casting, cutting, welding or soldering, and cold-joining. For such small pieces, it even involves micro utensils & tools, plus a very precise microscope to zoom in and capture such small detail.


3D Modeling

3D Printing Replica

Preparation for Casting

Creating a Negative Mold

Ready for Casting


By using a 3D scanner like the Creaform GoSCAN Spark, capture 100% of the clay model’s physical data. The final digital file is then scaled down to the appropriate size. This STL file of the 3D model can transferred to a milling machine to cut, or a 3D printer to grow a wax model for invesment casting.


The primary advantage with the NeoMetrix method is that the jeweler is no longer confined to designing at such a small scale. Being able to sculpt the original work in clay is significantly easier than working at the final size. Also, capturing the data as a digital file makes enlargements or reductions quick and easy, allowing the jewler to develop multiple sizes from a single design.

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