We have a new creative hero, and it鈥檚 this handy guy who decided to build his girlfriend鈥檚 engagement ring. We鈥檝e heard of DIY聽save-the-dates, DIY party favors and even finding ways to DIY farm-to-table food聽at the reception, but making your own bling when your name isn鈥檛 Neil Lane is pretty unique. This incredibly talented guy, known only as Jarvicious, DIYed his fianc茅e鈥檚 engagement ring and posted his experience from start to finish on Imgur, where it quickly went viral. The Internet has spoken: It鈥檚 so profesh, it looks like it could鈥檝e been store bought.


In his post, Jarvicious admitted he鈥檇 only ever 鈥渢oyed with jewelry and small metal artistry in college,鈥 which apparently was well over 10 years before. He began by practicing sizing on copper pieces.


Next, he mocked up some practice settings. Here鈥檚 one of his early prototypes. IMHO, it鈥檚 already looking pretty good.


Then he practiced joint soldering to make the ring as seamless as possible. Jarvicious writes, 鈥淚 frankly had no idea what size I was going for here, I was more just looking to practice my joint soldering.鈥 For this segment, he made several prototypes. Luckily, sterling silver stock is 鈥渄amn cheap.鈥 Who knew?


His next move is one for the books. He swiped his girlfriend鈥檚 favorite ring for sizing. He wrote, 鈥淪neaky boyfriendses. I had no clue what size ring she wore so I had to wait until she forgot to wear her favorite ring to work to get a reading. It came in at around 5 3/4 so I shot for a 6.鈥


And here is the ring + setting + stone, almost complete. The final step was to get it polished at the jeweler so that it truly sparkled.


And voil脿! He decided to set it with a half-carat Moissanite stone. He specified that he has nothing against real diamonds, 鈥渂ut considering the state of our remodeled house at the moment and the fact that she鈥檚 still in school I felt it prudent to think frugally.鈥


Good thinking ahead! And prudent he was. The total cost of the ring to make was just under $180, though including all the practice materials, the number is closer to $300. But the labor of love that went into it? Priceless.

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(Photos via Imgur)