Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! Exactly where has summer months absent? How can it perhaps be September by now???

This is only going to be a quick blog, but I just wanted to share a small repair service career that I have been doing work on currently. The shopper originally despatched me an e mail a few months in the past, as she’d been informed by a large street jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t ready to be resized. Que that minor evil little bit in my brain that just wishes to confirm them incorrect and demonstrate that it IS possible, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Certainly, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not heading to be in a position to use it every working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, relatively than getting destined to sit in a box for good!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in question – so gorgeous!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is really fragile, but undoubtedly not past restore. It’s a “dress ring” and will never have been supposed 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 size N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all around it, and because it is a incredibly compact ring, the hallmark took up most of the out there house, so I had to choose in which to make the slash quite diligently.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It intended that I could increase in a new section of gold and “weld” it in position without the need of jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

Once the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of incredibly diligently cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

The newer gold alloy was a a little bit unique color, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Ready to don!

Yes, you can see the be a part of if you glance closely, but at times it’s not all about absolutely hiding the new element. This ring was about preservation and creating it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for quite a few extra many years!

A “very” cautious polish so as not to destruction people delicate pearls, or to remove to a lot of the character. In my belief, it’s right for an antique to appear as such!

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