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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!

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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.

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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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