May the 4th Be With Him- Custom R2D2 Ring August 25, 2013 By Uptown Diamond CUSTOM R2D2 INSPIRED ENGAGEMENT RING WILL HAVE ONE WOMAN FEELING LIKE A PRINCESS Not too long ago, in a galaxy not too far away, one man fell in love. There will be no need for C-3PO to translate when this Houston man pops the question with an R2D2 themed engagement ring crafted by Uptown Diamond. Though not the first engagement ring inspired by R2D2, this piece will be unmatched in its precise detail, provided by an industry leading three-dimensional wax printer. In consultation with the hopeful groom-to-be, Uptown Diamond discovered that its client’s girlfriend harbored a lifelong love of all things Star Wars. Uptown Diamond, whose focus is designing custom pieces that truly reflect their recipients, collaborated with the client on a ring bearing a distinct R2D2 theme. “The couple will tell the story of this ring forever,” said Uptown President Grayland Noah. “We wanted to ensure that the ring reflected both his love for her and her love for Star Wars.” The design of the ring was completed with CAD software and machinery. Using a three-dimensional printer, one of only a handful of its kind, Uptown Diamond will produce a precisely detailed wax mold of the piece. Prior to the casting of the ring, the client will have limitless opportunities to examine and make changes to it, ensuring that the final product is truly a likeness of the adorable droid. Like the iconic character that inspired the ring, the recipient is sure to be whistling a happy tune when presented with this unique piece.