The world of Jewelry Manufacturing is right now entering a phase of evolution, the old arts of sketching, modeling, reviewing and restarting that long time consuming process until satisfaction are disappearing.
For years already the designers of most of our jewelry have called upon the power of CAD based computer systems to quickly sketch 3d models of new classic and modern designs. This takes place before the time and budget consuming process of 3d modeling to see how it would look in reality. At that point an approval can be secured and the item can go into full jewelry production.
Word of mouth (and in this case a blog) continues to carry the message of 3D printing to others in that industry. At some point, use of a technology becomes so widespread that it simply becomes the standard approach. Jewelry manufacturing isn't there yet, but as we see more statements such as the above, we're taking steps forward.
Via All About Rocks