What does it entail?

We digitalise physical jewels and gemstones in order to obtain a 3D-format digital file.

 

What is its purpose?

A technique complementary to 3D modelling, digitalisation applies to:

  • The obtaining of exact replicas of existing jewels at a lower cost than with handicraft manufacturing. The whole process would imply:
    • Scanning and obtaining the digital 3D-file.
    • Corrections on the 3D model. For instance, when digitalising a jewellery piece with gemstones, these must be removed from the digital model.
    • 3D wax printing.
    • Casting.
    • Grinding, burnishing and gemstone setting.
  • The obtaining of mirror image copies of another piece -for example due to the loss of one earring-. The procedure is identical to the aforementioned, adding the mirroring operation during the correction of the 3D model.
  • The obtaining of up-sizing, downsizing or alterations of a part of a physical jewel.
  • The obtaining of the profile of physical gemstones with an irregular cut, from which their seat is modelled (bizel, prongs, shells, etc) more accurately.
  • Complementing manual modelling or lost wax techniques. On certain occasions it is convenient to combine manual and digital techniques. Scanning allows turning the wax or metal model into a digital 3D model.

 

Where is it done?

Given that the physical piece is required for scanning, we offer two options for this service:

  • Preferably, sending by mail the object to be scanned, if possible.
  • When, due to its high value or other reasons, the piece cannot be sent by mail, we will provide you with information about the nearest scanning service in your area.