Beyond repair?

Initially of all, wow! Where by has summer gone? How can it probably be September presently???

This is only likely to be a shorter site, but I just needed to share a minor mend occupation that I’ve been functioning on these days. The shopper originally despatched me an electronic mail a couple of months in the past, as she’d been informed by a superior street jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t equipped to be resized. Que that tiny evil bit in my brain that just needs to confirm them improper and exhibit that it IS achievable, and voila! A single resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Certainly, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not heading to be in a position to have on it just about every working day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than remaining destined to sit in a box for good!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in query – so wonderful!

It’s 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is pretty fragile, but undoubtedly not outside of repair service. 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

Measurement L1/2 and demands to be a dimensions N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and due to the fact it is a really modest ring, the hallmark took up most of the available area, so I experienced to select where by to make the lower quite diligently.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder below. It meant that I could incorporate in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in put without having risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

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

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

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

Ready to wear!

Ready to don!

Sure, you can see the join if you search intently, but in some cases it’s not all about completely hiding the new component. This ring was about preservation and building it wearable once again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for several much more yrs!

A “very” careful polish so as not to injury individuals delicate pearls, or to take out to considerably of the character. In my opinion, it’s ideal for an antique to search as this kind of!

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