In 2017, 3D printing is still all the rage, and it is taking over the jewelry industry. According to Research and Markets, “annual revenues from3D-printed hardware, materials, services and software used in the jewelry industry is expected to top $900 Million in 2026” and is encompassing all areas of jewelry manufacturing. It is no coincidence traditional jewelry is being made from3D models. These models are used for size and shape verifications which are then complemented by a using 3D printed wax for direct casting and serial manufacturing. And direct metal 3D printing is already on the way.
3D printed jewelry is already a fashionistas dream, as they can easily care for their pieces with traditional anti-tarnish paper, strips or even bags. Here are some of the top 3D printed jewelry pieces for 2017.
Dove’s Nest Penchant
Shapeways is one of the most popular sites for purchasing 3D printed jewelry pieces, including this penchant. The Dove’s Nest Penchant comes in a variety of materials to suit any budget.New York City
Who doesn’t love the Big Apple and who wouldn’t want to show their support to the city that never sleeps? Another 3D piece from Shapeways allows you to flaunt you love of NYC in a subtle way with this NYC skyline ring.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life, check out Mutating Creatures earrings deemed “the smallest 3D printed book earrings in the world.” What makes these even more authentic is the fact they were made with real pages from books.
Would you have known these were not traditionally made?