3D Gem Holders

Scott Elliot of the SD300 blog came up with a great idea: print Gem holders for homemade gemstones. Well, not exactly homemade, but home-etched. You see, he happens to have a C02 laser with which he’s able to engrave tiny patterns onto the gemstones. He’s discovered the best results are obtained from engraving “lab grown rubies and sapphires (both corundum)”. 
A unique feature of these holders is a flexible flap on the holder’s opening, which both secures the gem for storage and allows it to be pulled out for closer inspection. A flap like this can only be printed on a Solido printer – which is sheet fed. The flap is in fact just a portion of one layer’s sheet. It may be very difficult to reproduce that design on other technologies.  
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Related Articles

Keep up to date on 3D Printing technologies

We're learning a lot about 3D printing, and So will you.

Subscribe to our mailing list and make better 3D print decisions.