How it's made: This custom made amethyst and palladium ring started out as a sketch, then a hand carved wax mold, then a rough casting, then the final finished piece. Seattle's Green Lake Jewelry Works makes rings this way, every day :)
Remaking a worn out ring, a replica of the ring was hand carved in wax. This was used in the lost wax process to cast a new mount in gold. This was hand finished, pre-polished, the diamonds were reset and the ring given a final polish.