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    Smile Novice but excited to be here!

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first time in a forum and I am also pretty new to the world of jewellery design but so far I am loving it!

    I am just starting off and have plenty of designs to get going with - it's more the practical skills and experience and knowledge that I currently lacking but am keen to learn!

    I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping someone might be able to help with:

    1. I'm going to be using lots of cabochons in my designs, which will need to be cut to specific dimensions in a flat disc style. I'm thinking that ordering these in bulk is probably going to be better than cutting myself as I will need quite a few and currently have no stone cutting skills. I have been looking at gemstone suppliers but can't find somewhere that delivers stones cut to order - if anyone can recommend somewhere that would be amazing! I will need quite a few so thinking that a factory might be best but not sure.

    2. Once I have the flat disc style gemstones, I will be looking to engrave them - just for some slight indentation. I am looking at the Magic 50 for metal engraving but it doesn't also engrave stones. Can anyone recommend a tool that does - ideally not free-hand but from a digital design instead as the measurements will need to be exact.

    3. 3D modelling - I am going to design my pieces using CAD and Rhino 6 is the software that seems to keep coming up. Is this the best one to use? Also, if you were going to hire a designer/freelancer, where would you choose to find them? I am looking on CAD Crowd at the moment but just thought someone on here might have a suggestion.

    Even if you could help me with one of the above, it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you all so much!

    Last edited by SWilsher; 27-04-2020 at 06:03 PM.

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