22/05/2024 8:12 PM


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Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

To start with of all, wow! The place has summer absent? How can it maybe be September previously???

This is only likely to be a shorter web site, but I just required to share a little repair service job that I’ve been functioning on nowadays. The consumer initially despatched me an e-mail a couple of weeks in the past, as she’d been told by a high street jeweller that her sentimental gold gown ring, was not ready to be resized. Que that little evil little bit in my brain that just would like to show them improper and show that it IS achievable, and voila! Just one resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Certainly, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not likely to be capable to don it each and every working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than being destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so beautiful!

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

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Sizing L1/2 and demands to be a size N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all close to it, and since it’s a extremely compact ring, the hallmark took up most of the out there area, so I had to decide on in which to make the slash really very carefully.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder in this article. It meant that I could include in a new portion of gold and “weld” it in position without the need of risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

At the time the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of very diligently cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The newer gold alloy was a a bit various colour, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Prepared to have on!

Yes, you can see the sign up for if you glance intently, but at times it’s not all about absolutely hiding the new element. This ring was about preservation and building it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for a lot of more years!

A “very” mindful polish so as not to hurt those people sensitive pearls, or to take out to significantly of the character. In my view, it is right for an antique to glimpse as such!