Matt Fehring, owner of MF Diamonds, 239 N. Main Street in West Bend is one of 2 U.S. finalists and one of 15 worldwide in the CanadaMark jewelry competition.
“I designed my CanadaMark jewelry competition piece using jewelry CAD software,” said Fehring as he polished the ring with a soft green cloth. “I wanted to create something different, unique and exciting, something that would make anyone say wow and look twice.”
Fehring, 23, designs and sells custom jewelry. “I did this on the computer, 3D printed, and then cast and polished,” he said.
The piece is crafted in 14kX1 white gold. The diamond is a .40ct E SI1 Ideal cut CanadaMark, meaning it was mined in Canada and ethically sourced.
The top of the ring features two panther heads holding the diamond in place. “I started with lion heads but liked the look of the panthers more,” Fehring said. “We actually had to re-build the panther heads a few time, they kept turning out funny, like globs.”
Fehring said it took about a month to find the perfect diamond for the piece. “I was very picky,” he said.
The winning design will be judged on the number of votes. Cast your vote for Fehring’s piece by clicking on the link below. Voting officially closes May 8.
Here is the link to vote – http://canadamark.com/2016-jewellery-competition