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BEHIND THE SCENES: Putting a ring on it? Here's how custom-designed bling happens (18 photos)

Hempen Jewellers on Main Street welcomes NewmarketToday into its workshop for a fascinating look at modern jewelry making

In this edition of Behind the Scenes, NewmarketToday photographer Greg King takes you to Hempen Jewellers on Main Street Newmarket for a fascinating look at how a custom-designed diamond ring is created, from computer to showroom. 

The Hempen family has been bringing bling to Newmarket for almost 50 years, refining and expanding its expertise and manufacturing techniques on site using the latest technology available to create diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and diamond and gemstone fashion rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. 

The art of jewelry making dates back thousands of years, however, a keystroke and mouse is part of the magic today with CAD CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology that creates exact and precise designs.