Beyond repair?

Very first of all, wow! Where has summer time absent? How can it probably be September presently???

This is only likely to be a short web site, but I just required to share a tiny repair service career that I have been operating on now. The shopper at first despatched me an e mail a couple of months ago, as she’d been instructed by a substantial avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not able to be resized. Que that minor evil little bit in my mind that just wants to verify them improper and demonstrate that it IS feasible, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Indeed, it IS a fragile ring, so she’s not heading to be capable to dress in it every working day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than getting destined to sit in a box for good!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so attractive!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is very delicate, but unquestionably not over and above mend. It is a “dress ring” and will under no circumstances 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 dimension N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all about it, and mainly because it is a extremely tiny ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered house, so I had to pick out exactly where to make the slice very meticulously.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder listed here. It meant that I could insert in a new section of gold and “weld” it in put with no risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

After the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of quite thoroughly cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

The newer gold alloy was a slightly distinctive colour, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Prepared to wear!

Indeed, you can see the be part of if you appear carefully, but from time to time it is not all about absolutely hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and generating it wearable once more.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for lots of additional several years!

A “very” watchful polish so as not to harm these delicate pearls, or to take out to significantly of the character. In my feeling, it is appropriate for an antique to glance as these types of!

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