The ring packaging formed initially after speaking to 2 local jewelry designers. Through the interview, I confirmed my hypothesis that jewel cases for engagement rings are more or less the same. I was shown 2 catalogues that showcased hundreds of jewel cases with very little variations. Having done some research, I began the initial concept design. During that same period, I was also extremely intrigued by popups. So, as I was designing, I started to combine the two elements together.
The project however didn’t really start taking shape after a suggestion from a classmate. He suggested that I look into what happens during a proposal and perhaps having it hide inside a wallet could be a possible solution. Luckily, one of my friends recently got engaged, so I got to hear the entire walk through. It then confirmed that it is awkward carrying a bulky jewel case and the wallet idea seemed like the perfect solution.
8 months later with countless prototypes and much help from my peers and professors, I have succeeded. Packed - Engagement Ring is made with layers of paper, and one piece of fabric.