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The Enchantress Brooch from Volund Jewelry; its design was assisted by artificial intelligence.

A new breed of technophile jewelers is convinced that the future of bejeweled adornment is hyper-personalized, computer-generated design made tangible by sophisticated three-dimensional metal printing.

Credit: Volund Jewelry

A number of companies are developing digital tools for the design of personalized jewelry, which can be fabricated via sophisticated three-dimensional (3D) metal printing.

Joining these emergent businesses are conventional jewelry houses like France’s Boucheron, which used artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time last summer to create its Contemplation collection, crafting an algorithm with mathematicians to generate a cloudlike diamond-and-bead necklace.

Nick Koss at Canada-based Volund Jewelry also uses AI to create jewelry through generative design.

Another AI-enabled process considered to have even more potential for the jewelry industry is parametric design, which simplifies and expedites making patterns and exploring alternatives.

High-end jeweler Tiffany & Company uses parametric design and 3D printing to create prototypes at its Jewelry Design and Innovation Workshop in New York City.

From The New York Times
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