Piece by Piece

Behind the Scenes
Photo by Jeff Johnston

Before a high-end engagement ring ever earns its place under the bright lights of the display case at Boudreaux’s Fine Jewelers, it goes through a transformative process to shape it from design and raw materials to the final product.  

From right to left, the metal and design prototype are used to cast the ring blank shown at the far left. The ring is then hand polished before the master jeweler sets the matched group of diamonds selected by the gemologist.

Finally, it gets a final high-polish before being thoroughly inspected by the owners. From start to finish, each ring goes through over 60 hours of design, fabrication and inspection before it earns a chance to be featured in the display case.




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