Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! Wherever has summertime absent? How can it quite possibly be September previously???

This is only going to be a short site, but I just required to share a minimal mend job that I’ve been operating on these days. The client at first sent me an e mail a handful of weeks ago, as she’d been informed by a higher street jeweller that her sentimental gold gown ring, was not capable to be resized. Que that very little evil bit in my brain that just needs to prove them completely wrong and present that it IS doable, and voila! A single resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Indeed, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not likely to be ready to have on it every working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, rather than currently being destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in concern – so wonderful!

It’s 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is pretty delicate, but certainly not beyond repair. It’s a “dress ring” and will never ever have been intended to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Dimensions L1/2 and demands to be a dimensions N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and simply because it is a quite small ring, the hallmark took up most of the obtainable space, so I experienced to choose in which to make the reduce very meticulously.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder in this article. It meant that I could insert in a new area of gold and “weld” it in put with out jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

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

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

The more recent gold alloy was a a little diverse colour, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Ready to have on!

Indeed, you can see the be a part of if you seem intently, but occasionally it is not all about completely hiding the new component. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for quite a few more decades!

A “very” careful polish so as not to harm these fragile pearls, or to clear away to considerably of the character. In my belief, it is appropriate for an antique to search as such!

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