Design \\ Jewelry


 

 

 

What started off as a personal way a making an engagement ring for my wife sparked into a hobby/ side gig of 3D printing wearable jewelry. I’ve made commission pieces and my own collections that express my love of ‘subtle expressions’. Below are some examples of my jewelry pieces, exclusive and for order.

Click Here for future products in process.

Sometimes clients don’t mind me sharing their projects you can find it here!

Browse and Shop my custom works at my Shapeways Store

Shop Vanderpool 3D Printed Jewelry

Exclusive pieces available at the link below.

Vanderpool Signature Collection

My Wife’s Engagement Rings

 

 

 

This was the very start of unique 3d printed wearable jewelry for me. Being a designer it was hard for me not to do something like this. I would go to jewelry stores and look at their selection, there were a few I liked but there was always a compromise in something I was looking for along with outrageous price tags, I could not settle on anything. I researched and found out that I could order loose diamonds from James Allen, they posted detailed dimensions of the stones with all of the personally specs and I could ask a representative online that could walk me through the stone via video chat. It got me thinking, if I have the exact stone dimensions why can’t I design a ring to fit it.

I ended up dropping my first hint of engagement on my now wife. I drew up a few ring designs sketches and asked her to pick out the ones she liked. She picked out an early ideation sketch that had a princess diamond canted at 45 degrees to look like a diamond shape and not a square, the diamond was being held by the ring acting as big prongs. I knew she didn’t like princess diamonds in it typical configuration so I changed it because I can make whatever wanted and I’ve never seen it before!! I began to model up the ring with the diamond and her finger size in mind as criteria. After I got something rough in I started researching where I can get something 3d printed. I ended up finding Shapeways was the place for me to do my bidding. I created an creator account and uploaded my CAD model, and it gave me rough price and my jaw dropped on how affordable it is to make practice prints in plastic. Shapeways also gave me the rough price metals and precious metals…For that point on, I was 100 percent sold on doing this designing my own entirely custom ring thing!

I started doing some more research on how to properly make stone settings work and started printing out prototypes until I got it somewhat right. I bought a 50 pack of CZ stones at the similar size of the diamond I purchased to make sure make the ring can dependently hold a stone through daily abuse. I proposed with a prototype that was printed in silver and holding a CZ stone. Even though it was not the final she was blown away by the and results that were incepted and conceived to reality! Now that I wasn’t working on the ring in secret anymore, I was able to have her wear the ring to work and school and she pop out a few CZ stones in the process due to poor design in the concept. The addition of 2 prongs solved all my issues and also made the ring look more mature and elegant! After success having her wearing the prototype with the added prongs for a while with on issues I decided to print my final design! At this point I was still under budget including the price real diamond. I ordered the ring in two different materials so she could have the a couple favors to choose from. I set both rings with stones: the silver with the real diamond and the polished bronze with the CZ. This was one of the best projects I’ve ever worked on because it is so rewarding to make something from the heart for someone I love with all my heart!

 

 

The ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’

 

 

Modern+FantonCutout & Fantom

Fantom of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’ is a ring that has a lot of inner action going on that 3D printing can only replicate. This ring has a good appreciation to surface section and a very simplistic first read. You can purchase yours here! My Shapeways Store

 

 

Modern+Cutout_wideTraverse Harmonies

LG-H901

Cutout_Wide (AKA Traverse Harmony) of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’ is a ring I personally wear everyday. There are two cutouts on this ring that symbolizes a couple that are traveling in the same direction and they help each other on the overlap. This ring has a great appreciation to surface section and a very simplistic modern directional feel. You can purchase yours here! My Shapeways Store

 

 

 

Vanderpool Modern Collection_1

The differences in materials

LG-H901

LG-H901

Linéaire Feather of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’ are earrings that are very modern, elegant and simple feel. The material is the raw HP 3D printer material the has a nice grey heathered look! You can purchase yours here! My Shapeways Store Left|Right, Contact me if you want the heathered grey set.

Rings

 

 

 

Pinky of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’. This ring has a great appreciation to surface section and is very simplistic modern and has bold expression. This ring features a bold pink color with 3d printed texture and has the Vanderpool Signature canted princess diamond. This is a custom order ring in the collection so you won’t see it in my Shapeways market. This is one of Vanderpool Signature designs which can be purchased here!

 

 

 

Convex (Wide and Slim) of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’. This ring is very simple by concept but has a refined section. This ring is good for any occasion! You can purchase yours here! My Shapeways Store Wide | Slim

 

 

 

Rings_17

Convex Taper of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’. This ring is very simplistic modern and has bold expression. This ring features the Vanderpool Signature canted princess diamond. This is a custom order ring in the collection but I will have a couple sizes ready for order in my Shapeways market. I’m planning to have this ring available in Bronze, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver. This is one of Vanderpool Signature designs which can be purchased here!

Rings_11

Bearing Slim2.jpg

Bearing Slim of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’. This ring has a bold expression, it has two bands joined together in the middle with ball bearing inspired spheres. This ring features the Vanderpool Signature canted princess diamond. This is a custom order ring in the collection but I might have a couple sizes ready for order in my Shapeways market. I’m planning to have this ring available in Bronze, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver. This is one of Vanderpool Signature designs which can be purchased here!

Rings_19Rings_18

Bearing Elegante of the ‘Vanderpool Modern Collection’. This ring has a bold expression and is meant to be a elegant version of ‘Bearing’. Unlike ‘Bearing’ the spheres in the middle and laid in the trench and is fully presented in a modern way. This ring features the Vanderpool Signature canted princess diamond. This is a custom order ring in the collection but I will have a couple sizes ready for order in my Shapeways market. I’m planning to have this ring available in Bronze, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver. This is one of Vanderpool Signature designs which can be purchased here!

Close Menu
×
×

Cart