Our In-House Custom Jewelry Design and Repair Center has the capability to design and create jewelry. Cumberland Diamond Exchange uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to facilitate product design and automate some steps in the mold making and model making process. CAD allows us to create a virtual-reality model of a piece of jewelry. Using CAD, we can modify the design, change the stone, or try a different setting and see the changes on a computer screen as the process is finalized. They begin by shaping the metal or by carving wax to make a model for casting. The parts are then assembled by solder. The jeweler may set a diamond or other gem or may engrave a design into the metal.
Being a jeweler requires a high degree of skill, precision and attention to detail. Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers use a variety of common and specialized hand tools and equipment to design and manufacture new pieces of jewelry; set gemstones, repair or adjust rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewelry. New technology, with lasers, is helping to produce jewelry at a reduced cost and in a shorter amount of time. Our Laser welds metals together in milliseconds with no seams or blemishes, improving the quality and appearance of jewelry.