Beyond repair?

Very first of all, wow! Wherever has summer months long gone? How can it possibly be September currently???

This is only going to be a limited blog, but I just wanted to share a minor repair service work that I have been operating on right now. The shopper originally sent me an e-mail a few months in the past, as she’d been instructed by a substantial road jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, was not able to be resized. Que that little evil bit in my brain that just needs to establish them erroneous and clearly show that it IS achievable, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Of course, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not going to be able to use it just about every working day, but at minimum it now CAN be worn, relatively than staying destined to sit in a box eternally!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so gorgeous!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is extremely fragile, but absolutely not further than restore. It is a “dress ring” and will hardly ever have been intended 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 dimension N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all around it, and simply because it is a pretty smaller ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered space, so I had to opt for the place to make the lower really meticulously.

Adding the new gold

Incorporating the new gold

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

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

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

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

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

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to don!

Of course, you can see the be a part of if you look intently, but often it is not all about wholly hiding the new aspect. This ring was about preservation and creating it wearable once more.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and prepared for several more yrs!

A “very” thorough polish so as not to hurt all those delicate pearls, or to take out to significantly of the character. In my belief, it is right for an antique to glimpse as this sort of!

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