Orbis 3D-printed gold ring by Lionel T Dean

Dean designed the pieces as part of a project called Precious, a collaboration between five companies including software provider Delcamand precious metal supplier Cooksongold, which is aiming to modernise the UK jewellery industry.

The first range, which includes items by Dean and other designers, was unveiled in August at Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery.

"We're here today to launch our collection of 3D-printed gold artefacts to demonstrate to the UK jewellery industry the potential of 3D printing," Dean explains in the movie. "Additive manufacturing with metal allows you to create forms that would be almost impossible to create by conventional means."

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