18/06/2024 9:42 AM


Piece of That Fashion

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

Initially of all, wow! In which has summer time absent? How can it maybe be September previously???

This is only likely to be a quick blog site, but I just desired to share a minimal repair work that I have been doing the job on right now. The shopper initially despatched me an electronic mail a several months ago, as she’d been explained to by a superior road jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not capable to be resized. Que that small evil little bit in my mind that just wishes to show them incorrect and show that it IS doable, and voila! One particular resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Of course, it IS a fragile ring, so she’s not heading to be capable to have on it each day, but at minimum it now CAN be worn, alternatively than getting destined to sit in a box without end!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in problem – so wonderful!

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

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Sizing L1/2 and requirements to be a dimensions N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all around it, and for the reason that it’s a quite smaller ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered room, so I had to select the place to make the slice incredibly cautiously.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It intended that I could insert in a new area of gold and “weld” it in location with out risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

Once the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a case of pretty carefully cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

The more recent gold alloy was a somewhat distinctive color, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to have on!

Certainly, you can see the sign up for if you appear intently, but from time to time it is not all about totally hiding the new aspect. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable once more.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for a lot of far more yrs!

A “very” very careful polish so as not to hurt these delicate pearls, or to eliminate to substantially of the character. In my opinion, it is ideal for an antique to glance as such!