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Casey A. MelvinBy Casey A. Melvin
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Casey A. MelvinBy Casey A. Melvin
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$971
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

The Future of Jewelry is Here

We designed Bezel Jewelry — along with the state-of-the-art ecommerce platform — to solve the two biggest problems consumers have trying to purchase jewelry online.

1. What size ring should I order?
2. How will the ring actually look on me?

When you order a Bezel item, you can use the app to calculate your ring size from a ring you already own, and you can actually try on the ring using Bezel’s innovative 3D try-on feature.

This lets you get a sense of how your ring will actually look and fit on your finger before you make the purchase. Our end-goal is to become THE ecommerce platform for Jewelry vendors, offering built-in sizing and ‘try on’ features that make online sales truly viable for the Jewelry industry.

All of our rings are 3D printed with Direct Metal Laser Sintering, which allows for designs that would be impossible to reproduce using traditional jewelry-making methods.

How Bezel Works

1. Download Bezel app from Apple or Android app stores
2. Set up an account
3. Browse the catalog of jewelry
4. Select a jewelry piece
5. Tap mobile 3D try-on feature
6. Follow instructions on screen to scan hand
7. Enter ring size manually or use digital ring sizing
8. Complete purchase
9. Custom order is 3D printed
10. Jewelry is shipped to user’s address

Digital Ring Sizing

One of the big issues with shopping for Jewelry online is picking the right size. Bezel eliminates this issue with a patented digital sizing API, that lets you determine your size with 99% accuracy online. This replicates the in-store purchasing process from the comfort of home.

Bezel will be the first-ever mobile application for calculating a user’s ring circumference size (precise to the millimeter) for each finger using the smartphone’s camera lens ensuring a precise fit when ordering a ring online — revolutionizing the way the world buys rings! Simply place a well-fitting ring you already own onto a credit card and snap a photo. The app will calculate the ring size and save your size information to the cloud.

How Digital Ring Sizing Works

1. Place a ring you already own, that fits well, onto a credit card.
2. Snap a photo of the ring on the credit card with the Bezel app.
3. The Bezel app will then calculate the ring size with 99% accuracy.

3D Try-On

Another way we improve the shopping process is with the 3D Try-On feature. This lets you actually experience a Bezel ring model on your hand, digitally, as if you were right there in the store. This helps with picking the style, color and design that are right for you.

How 3D Try-On Works

1. Select a jewelry piece.
2. Tap the “Try This On” toggle.
3. Bezel shows the ring on your finger with augmented reality.

Our Innovative 3D Printing Manufacturing Process

Bezel represents a re-thinking of how Jewelry is made and sold. By using a manufacturing process based on 3D printing, and a sales process that involves digital try-on and sizing, we will make the process faster, easier and more convenient for consumers.

What are the benefits of 3D printing?

Gorgeous new designs. 3D printing allows for radical new designs that would never be possible with traditional ring making.

Custom-made. We produce each and every item as they are ordered, with a unique serial number for proof.

Style that lasts. All pieces are made with durable metals, including stainless steel with innovative PVD plating that never loses its color or shine.

Direct Metal Laser Sintering

All Bezel rings are manufactured with direct metal laser sintering, an additive manufacturing process that uses computer aided design. This process guides the 3D printer, creating builds that match the initial digital design with perfect 1:1 fidelity.

1. The first steps is spreading stainless steel powder across the a build box. This provides the raw material that will eventually be shaped ("printed") into a finished product.
2. Once the build box is ready, a print head moves over the layer, depositing binding agent at specific points as directed by the design file. Once the layer is finished and dried, a second layer of powder is spread, beginning the process once again.
3. Once printing is complete, each part goes through a lengthy process of sintering, cooling and polishing.
4. The part is taken out of the box and any extra powder that was not bound, is removed. At this point, the part will still be very fragile.
5. Next, the part is sintered in an oven at 1300 degrees C. This may be done in sand or a ceramic plate.
6. Finally, the (now very hot) part is cooled down, and placed into a mechanical polishing machine to add that finished shine.

12 Gorgeous Finishes

Inspiration

The Spark for De Rigueur Designs happened in July of 2016 on a weekend trip to Palma de Mallorca, Spain. While sisters Casey and Janine Melvin walked through the quaint Spanish alleyways, Casey spotted an elegant yellow gold oval signet ring with a blank face and a medium width band. They were able to get their new rings custom engraved. They cherished their unique rings so much they haven’t taken them off since.

Casey and Nina have since made it their mission to make durable and custom pieces the benchmark for jewelry. They believe that jewelry is a means of self-expression and individuality, and they don’t think you should have to shell out an arm and a leg to add pieces to your jewelry collection that will stand the test of time.

Team Bezel

Bezel Designs is the brainchild of Casey and Janine Melvin, sisters with a passion for great design. Janine graduated from Brown University in 2014, while Casey graduated in 2010. Since then, the two have gone on to pursue law school. After recognizing the market potential for 3D Printed Jewelry, both have taken leaves of absence to pursue the project full time. It’s a big risk, but Casey and Jamie are willing to put it all on the line to bring this project to life. This shows an unimpeachable dedication to the cause of making better Jewelry with 3D printing, and a better Jewelry shopping experience with augmented reality.

Casey and Janine are also involved with a non-profit corporation, Lost Causes, which raises money for charitable organizations and projects through jewelry sales.

Timeline

Rewards

*Alphabet Charm Collection

  • Horseshoe 
  • Wish Bone 
  • Rainbow 
  • Star 
  • 4-Leaf Clover 
  • Beetle 
  • Hamsa (Hand) 
  • Bat 
  • Elephant with trunk raised 
  • Evil Eye 
  • Cricket 
  • Pig

**Finishes

  • French Gold 
  • Graphite 
  • Mocha Bronze 
  • Polished Black Nickel 
  • polished Brass 
  • Polished English Brass 
  • Polished Gold 
  • Polished Nickel 
  • Polished Rose Bronze 
  • Satin Gold 
  • Satin Nickel 
  • Satin Rose Bronze

Risks and challenges

The biggest potential obstacle would be a delay in the mobile app development. We are working with an outside contractor to develop e-commerce functionality for order and payment processing, the back end database, the 3D try-on, and the digital ring sizer for our app. Augmented reality and object tracking are relatively new technologies. There are always chances of software development issues. However, these are not out of the realm of possibility for hand tracking and computer vision-based features for mobile apps and we plan to have a working version of the app before our 30-day fundraising campaign ends, so we can advise backers of any delays.

All proceeds from Kickstarter will be used for mobile app development and building a team to tackle both the B2C (Consumer-side) and B2B (Commercial-side) aspects of our new startup. We will also use the funds toward our robust R&D department to ensure that our company stays ahead of the curve in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.

It is our mission to become THE tech jewelry company—known for its timeless jewelry collections and transformative augmented reality platform.

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    One De Rigueur Designs Logo Ring.

    Each ring is sized to order and 3D printed in stainless steel with a unique serial number and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. All sizes available (including half sizes).

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    The Signature Signet. One signet ring with 3 initial monogram. Customize yours with your initials or the initials of someone you love!

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    Each ring is sized to order and 3D printed in stainless steel with a unique serial number and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. All sizes available (including half sizes).

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    One starter charm bangle and choice of 2 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS Bonus Logo Charm.
    Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).
    Regular retail price for the charm bangle will be $69. Regular retail price for each individual charm will be $25. Package retail value $144.

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    One starter charm bangle and choice of 2 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS Bonus Logo Charm.
    Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).
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    Two starter charm bangle and choice of 4 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS 2 Bonus Logo Charm. Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).

    Regular retail price for each charm bangle will be $69. Regular retail price for each individual charm will be $25. Package retail value $288.

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    One starter charm bangle and choice of 9 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS Bonus Logo Charm. Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze.
    Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).

    Regular retail price for each charm bangle will be $69. Regular retail price for each individual charm will be $25. Package retail value $319.

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    Two starter charm bangle and choice of 4 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS 2 Bonus Logo Charm. Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze. Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).

    Regular retail price for each charm bangle will be $69. Regular retail price for each individual charm will be $25. Package retail value $288.

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    One starter charm bangle and choice of 9 charms from our alphabet or lucky charm collections PLUS Bonus Logo Charm. Alphabet collection: A-Z; 0-9; !@#$%&*. Lucky charm collection: horse shoe, wish bone, rainbow, star, 4-leaf clover, beetle, hamsa (hand), bat, elephant with trunk raised, evil eye, cricket, and pig.

    3D printed in stainless steel and coated in permanent PVD coating: French Gold, Graphite, Mocha Bronze, Polished Black Nickel, polished Brass, Polished English Brass, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Bronze, Satin Gold, Satin Nickel, and Satin Rose Bronze.
    Will never tarnish or oxidize. Waterproof. Bangle circumference, 20.32 cm (8 inches). Charms height, 1.2cm (0.47 inch).

    Regular retail price for each charm bangle will be $69. Regular retail price for each individual charm will be $25. Package retail value $319.

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Funding period

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