Although my time at the drafting table these days is focused on hand-illustrating my whimsical “fashionistas,” I still am interested in jewelry design trends and keep up with them as much as I can. So it was with interest that I read this article published online by GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. As you can see, GIA has paired photos of two similar jewelry pieces. In each case, one of the pieces is actually a “virtual” jewelry piece – designed and rendered entirely using CAD or Computer Aided Design. The other is a photograph of a real piece of jewelry. How good are you at detecting the real versus the rendered pieces?
Click on the photo above, or here, to go to the gallery and see the nine pairs of pictures. After having a chance to study each picture, the answer will be revealed in the following gallery frame.
Note: I got a 100% the first time around, but I’ll confess that one pair did give me pause… (and the second time around – a few weeks later – I actually got it WRONG!)
How did you do?