December 9, 2023

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Beyond repair?

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Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! The place has summertime gone? How can it quite possibly be September already???

This is only heading to be a small blog site, but I just wished to share a tiny repair task that I have been functioning on these days. The consumer to begin with sent me an e-mail a few weeks in the past, as she’d been told by a superior road jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not able to be resized. Que that minor evil little bit in my mind that just desires to demonstrate them mistaken and demonstrate that it IS possible, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Of course, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not heading to be able to put on it just about every working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, fairly than being destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so stunning!

It’s 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is pretty delicate, but undoubtedly not past restore. It’s a “dress ring” and will by no means have been meant to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Dimension L1/2 and needs to be a size N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all around it, and since it is a really tiny ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered house, so I experienced to pick out in which to make the cut extremely thoroughly.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder below. It intended that I could include in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in spot with no jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

The moment the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a circumstance of incredibly thoroughly cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The more recent gold alloy was a a bit various color, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to dress in!

Indeed, you can see the be a part of if you appear intently, but often it’s not all about entirely hiding the new part. This ring was about preservation and earning it wearable once more.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for quite a few additional a long time!

A “very” careful polish so as not to hurt people delicate pearls, or to remove to significantly of the character. In my belief, it’s correct for an antique to glance as these!

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