Here’s something different!

This part of my blog will have nothing to do with NMIT studies. This is where i will post, designs, IT related events in my life or just interesting things that happen, so enjoy!


This week, i got to design an old day male engagement ring. these styles of ring are a very rare, but can look very nice!

He had some very unique stones


Week 3.jpg

Side stones – these are rounded cabochon’s which not much people use anymore in rings


Center – *un finshed*


Week #5

Sadly this week, was a bit of a blur for me because of personal reasons, However I should be back to more updates(i’m still new to this). So something interesting happened this week, i become something i never thought i would be, I “kind of became a team leader” for my assessment groups in COM502 and DES501, which is something completely new and out of my “usual”.

SDV503- We got giving a rundown of what to do while Craig is off in china, he also showed us some new tricks to use in our projects

COM502- We did a whole bunch of little “team building” exercises and explained why we failed or completed the tasks. we also meet the lovely people over at OnePoint Digital and they talked to us about what they do and gave us a problem to discuss and solve.

CSA502- I got to mess around some more in the BIOs and inserted another hard drive to a tower computer so we could clone/image all the data onto the new hard drive

DES501 – As a class, Belma talked to us about SDLC(software development life cycles). There is quite a lot of different structures out there! My group choose to research a “Spiral” life cycle, and i can’t say much as you will have to wait till next Thursdays presentation

Extra – I got to design another amazing ring this week. i think it turned out really well and its very unique and i hope they enjoy the end product C :






Here’s something different!

This part of my blog will have nothing to do with NMIT studies. This is where i will post, designs, IT related events in my life or just interesting things that happen, so enjoy!


This week, i had the pleasure of designing a very unique ring, which i always enjoy because it adds a personal story to that ring and i’m helping that persons story come true. There is always a down side to this though, as these clients like to change their mind quite a lot.

*I forgot to take a photo of the planning, so i may update this blog with it*

So here it is!

Celtic 2

So the client wanted a Celtic inspired ring with an Oval “Tanzanite” with a  brilliance diamond on each side. I created two designs, one with the Celtic trinity knot closer to the center and the other has Celtic trinity knot holding up the setting.

Celtic 1

Hope they like it!

Jewellery words and meaning:

Brilliance – Term name for a round gemstone(the most common one!)

Setting – A setting is the top area of the ring, where the gemstones are usually placed

Tanzanite – A blue/purple gemstone


This week I tried something different and i posted a daily reflection. however i didn’t really like the flow of what i was writing and felt like it cluttered up the subjects so, i am going to be changing it back to just once at the end of the week. i will be mainly focuses on my thoughts of what happened in the week, but also be adding extra stuff, like my weekend and out of class studying.


Now things are starting to kick off in DES501 and i’m really enjoying it, its hard for me to switch my mindset that its an assessment, as I do this sort of work, all the time and hearing, “its up to you” from a client is basically nightmares for me. hearing that, just means later on down the development cycle, they wont like it and you will have to start all over again. also one of our team mates doesn’t show up at all… but other than that, its really interesting.

I also handed in my first DES501 assessment of the year, i got 10/15, which isn’t bad, but i could of done better and i’m understanding more of what they tutors what us to do in assessments, so hopefully the next one is better!


On the topic of assessments, i finished my self-reflection assessment and i am happy with what i have written down, this is the first time i have ever done an assessment like this before and was quite hard to do.


there isn’t much to really talk about SDV503 apart from i’m really liking the problem solving behind it and adding another IT language to my list is nice as well.


I meet someone new called “luke” and we installed Windows XP on a old computer, i kinda miss the old OS layouts compared to windows 8-10.


I finally got around to showing off some of my freelance work that i do, once in awhile. I design jewellery for clients, this project wasn’t difficult, however it was annoying because of the gemstone sizes the client had provided. this made the ring look odd shaped for quite some time till i found the perfect shape.


Here’s something different!

This part of my blog will have nothing to do with NMIT studies. This is where i will post, designs, IT related events in my life or just interesting things that happen, so enjoy!


So yesterday, i had a client who wanted me to design two rings for them, so today i’m going to walk through the steps of what I do and explain what everything means. My boss got all of the information of what the client wanted the design to look like and sorted out prices,etc as i was away.TIME to draw a mock up!

Mock up

So i have broken it up into two parts. 1, which is information and 2, which shows what the ring will look like.

Area 1

  • If we start at the top with “Size: P” this means what ring size the client want it to be. A P size ring equals to around 18mm in diameter.
  • Next is “Gems” this is just to remind me, how many gemstones the client wants and how big they are. that little weird symbol next to the size means, this number is based on diameters. for example, the second line reads ” 2.5 millimeters in diameter and there is 6 of these gemstones”.
  • Bottom” this means how high and wide will the band be at the bottom of the ring
  • Top” this is the same as bottom, but it also has an extra value in it? O.H.? this means overall height. if we look at the side view, the band is low, while the center piece is higher? so O.H means, what is the highest point of the ring

Area 2

  • Area 2 is more self explained, it shows what the ring will look it on from the top, side and how the band will be.

Now to skip forward to the end product!

(for anyone wondering, the software i am using is mix of Rhino5 and Rhino gold)

End result

After a couple hours, it is done. The only difficult part of this design, was fitting the gems into the right place to make it look the best, as they wasn’t enough gems and they where all a bit big. Also, another thing must take into account is, price, I must make sure it’s not to heavy or to big. Lets hope the client likes it!


UPDATE: 7 April 2017

The customer loved it! and the ring arrived today, so now just to polish it up and set the stones in

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