I am looking for a simple 3D modelling tool to design jewelry.

  • Simple to use. I don't plan on doing this very often, trying to design something for an anniversary.
  • Free...same as above.
  • 3D modelling
  • Accurate dimensions
  • Layering display (for lack of a better explanation think of a Celtic knot where lines overlap

I am unfamiliar with modelling software but google searching led me to a bunch of very expensive jewelry software. If there are other aspects I need to consider let me know.


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Blender is a free and open-source 3D modeling tool. I'm not sure if you would call Blender "simple," but it's certainly a capable option worth exploring. Due to its popularity, there should be many learning resources available online.

In fact, a quick search yielded a tutorial about jewelry design in Blender, which may be useful to you!


SketchUp(Free, Easy to Learn, Easy to use) is a great choice for such tasks.

Though SketchUp is mostly used for architectural and interior designs, it's certainly capable of modeling complex objects such as jewelry.

Here is a Tutorial that will get you started.


Maybe Decoded Heart could help. It's as simple as it gets. This tool is aimed to people without ANY experience in 3D modeling. You have limited possibilities, but I believe you can still get very creative. If you want to design charms with your own picture or text, it's a way to go

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  • Please add a screenshot showing "Layering display" in action, thanks!
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    Mar 13, 2017 at 4:47

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