I have sketched the desired rough profile on one side of the ring blank and started to saw it out with a jewelers saw. I chose to start with the side of the ring as opposed to the front because there is more useful information to be taken from the side. This is just a rough outline and will be further refined with a couple of rotary burrs later on. As I go through the different carving steps I will lose my center point that I have scribed in. I will periodically go back and re mark them so I always know where the center of the piece is on all sides.