Beyond repair?

First of all, wow! Where has summer months gone? How can it quite possibly be September already???

This is only likely to be a limited website, but I just desired to share a small restore position that I’ve been working on currently. The client to begin with sent me an email a few months ago, as she’d been advised by a higher road jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, was not in a position to be resized. Que that tiny evil little bit in my mind that just wishes to establish them wrong and demonstrate that it IS achievable, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Yes, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not likely to be equipped to don it just about every working day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than currently being destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in question – so wonderful!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is incredibly sensitive, but certainly not beyond fix. It’s a “dress ring” and will in no way have been supposed to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Dimensions L1/2 and needs to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all all around it, and mainly because it’s a quite small ring, the hallmark took up most of the accessible area, so I experienced to pick wherever to make the slice really meticulously.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder below. It intended that I could insert in a new section of gold and “weld” it in area devoid of jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

When the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a situation of incredibly thoroughly cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The newer gold alloy was a a little distinct color, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Prepared to use!

Indeed, you can see the join if you glance intently, but occasionally it’s not all about wholly hiding the new aspect. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for many extra decades!

A “very” watchful polish so as not to injury these fragile pearls, or to get rid of to considerably of the character. In my opinion, it is right for an antique to glance as these kinds of!

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