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3D Printed Ring – 4 Best Sources to Find the Perfect Model

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by Tian Ooi
Nov 21, 2018

3D Printed Ring – 4 Best Sources to Find the Perfect Model

Looking for some sweet accessories to add to your collection? Why not try a 3D printed ring? Here are our favorite places to find 3D printable and 3D printed rings.

3D Printed Ring Sources Why 3D Print Jewelry?

Bow Ring by J3D.
Bow Ring by J3D. Source: Shapeways

3D printing has become a niche hit in the jewelry industry. The unique manufacturing method allows designers to break free from previous restrictions and create dazzling, innovative pieces.

For others, it also lowers the production costs for certain designs, letting anyone grab a file off the internet and 3D print their own rings.

In the following, we present our favorite places to get 3D printed rings.

To learn more about the next step, making the rings yourself, check out our article 3D Printer for Jewelry – How They Work & Which to Choose. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in something a little more special, take a look at our article on 3D Printed Jewelry – 4 Best Places to Buy It.

3D Printed Ring Sources 1. Shapeways

Lowpoly Skull Ring by Xtellar.
Lowpoly Skull Ring by Xtellar. Source: Shapeways

Shapeways is one of the biggest and most well-established 3D printing marketplaces on the internet. With thousands of 3D printed rings alone, you’ll definitely find one to your liking.

All designs on Shapeways are ordered through the company. Designers upload models to their shop on Shapeways. When an order is placed, Shapeways will print the ring on their industrial, high-quality 3D printers and post-process the model before shipping the final product to your door.

Depending on the specific design, Shapeways prints in a variety of materials, such as gold, silver, brass, aluminum, plastic, and much more. Prices vary depending on both material and seller. Plastic rings cost about $10-30, while gold can cost $500 or more.

There are also different themes of rings you can browse, such as nautical, geometric, or animal. To explore the different options, simply apply a filter (left column).

3D Printed Ring Sources 2. i.Materialise

Basalt Double Ring by Kevin Wei.
Basalt Double Ring by Kevin Wei. Source: https://i.materialise.com/en/shop/item/basalt-114-double-ring-20k-gold-plated-brass?category=jewelry&subcategory=rings&sortBy=interesting&pageNumber=6&pageSize=18&index=4

i.Materialise is another fantastic spot to browse through thousands of 3D printed rings.

One of Shapeway’s main competitors, i.Materialise works in the same manner. When you order a ring off the site, i.Materialise will 3D print the ring with an industrial 3D printer, process it, and ship you the result. The designer doesn’t handle any of the actual production.

Materials available include both metals (gold, silver, brass) and plastics (ABS, resin). You can get a brass ring for about $40, but a gold one will set you back at least $350.

3D Printed Ring Sources 3. Etsy

"Hollow Leaf" by IrisVanHulst Source: Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace full of interesting items, including hundreds of 3D printed rings.

Unlike Shapeways or i.Materialise, Etsy doesn’t actually 3D print the rings. That’s left to each individual seller to handle, so be sure to confirm with your seller about the print quality. Prices range considerably, from as low as $15 for plastic rings to $700 for larger gold pieces.

Nonetheless, there’s plenty of 3D printed rings available in materials such as gold, silver, and high-quality plastic. From fidget rings to gorgeous minimalistic pieces, there’s something for everyone on Etsy.

3D Printed Ring Sources 4. Thingiverse

Deer Ring by FLOWASTIK.
Deer Ring by FLOWASTIK. Source: Thingiverse

Thingiverse is one of the best places to get free 3D printable files, including 3D printable rings. The selection is not as huge or polished as the previous sites, but it’s still worth checking out.

The best part about Thingiverse is that most of the files are printable on your average FDM printer. So for those with access to a 3D printer, you can print your own rings at a lower cost.

All files on Thingiverse are also free to use and download, but some cannot be used for commercial or redistribution purposes. Be sure to check!

If you’ve already got a model in mind, consider looking for a 3D printing service. To find the best one for your needs, check out our Price Comparison Service. We provide real-time quotes from the most popular companies, including Shapeways, i.Materialise, and Sculpteo:

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