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Proposing with an engagement ring designed in Onshape

greg_bejtlichgreg_bejtlich Member Posts: 2 ✭✭
edited August 2017 in General
Quick post here. Around 6 months ago I decided that I like my girlfriend enough to put a ring on it. I designed a custom engagement ring in Onshape and approached a local jeweler (Bellman's Jewelers) that specializes in custom jewelry. Since they use wax casting and 3D printing to produce their jewelry; I figured they would be perfect for the job. I immediately took out my phone and showed the jeweler what I wanted using the mobile Onshape app. Bellman's was extremely accommodating and was able to mock up a jeweler friendly model in their native CAD program. Following some design revisions and wax prints, we approved the latest design and proceeded with the final product. Fast forward a couple of months and I've got the perfect ring for my fiancee!

While this was going on... my soon-to-be fiancee had been studying abroad in New Zealand studying Kiwi habitats and restoration. She had been nagging me for months about getting a couples photoshoot to celebrate our 5 year anniversary of dating. I agreed, but only if we could have photos done in New Zealand with a local photographer. After coordinating a secret proposal with the photographer, I flew to New Zealand from New Hampshire and spent 2 weeks together wandering the Northern island. When the time came for our photoshoot, I got down on one knee and popped the question. Thankfully she said yes. :D

You can read a little bit more about the ring and see photos on the Bellman's Facebook Page. As I said in the post, "Without Onshape I would've never been able to model an engagement ring on my laptop, modify it on my tablet, and show it to my jeweler on my phone."

Thanks again Onshape!


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    Dylan_StewartDylan_Stewart Member, Developers Posts: 107 PRO
    WOW!!!!! Congratulations. 
    Digital Engineering
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    mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congrats! Beautiful ring!
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    mark_slusermark_sluser Member Posts: 9
    Wow ! that looks incredible ! Good work and congratulations !
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    billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 2,035 PRO
    Nice!, you are now my hero.
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    john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,922 PRO
    Congrats, you sound like you know what your doing when it comes to put thought into a proposal.
    I messed my proposal up, and she still reminds me after 11 years.. :) 

    Have a great future you two!

    P.S. Thanks for sending my down the beyoncé rabbit hole in youtube :)
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