June 15, 2024


Fashion just doctor ordered

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

Very first of all, wow! In which has summer months long gone? How can it perhaps be September currently???

This is only heading to be a short weblog, but I just desired to share a tiny fix career that I’ve been working on now. The shopper initially despatched me an electronic mail a couple of months back, as she’d been told by a higher avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, wasn’t capable to be resized. Que that very little evil little bit in my mind that just wishes to verify them wrong and display that it IS feasible, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Yes, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not going to be in a position to put on it each and every working day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than becoming destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in problem – so stunning!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is quite fragile, but undoubtedly not beyond maintenance. It is a “dress ring” and will by no means have been intended to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Size L1/2 and wants to be a size N

The ring shank has some fragile engraving all all around it, and since it is a quite modest ring, the hallmark took up most of the available room, so I had to pick out exactly where to make the cut extremely thoroughly.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It meant that I could insert in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in position with out 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 meticulously cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The newer gold alloy was a somewhat unique color, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

All set to put on!

Of course, you can see the be a part of if you glance closely, but often it is not all about completely hiding the new element. This ring was about preservation and building it wearable all over again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and ready for many extra decades!

A “very” watchful polish so as not to destruction individuals delicate pearls, or to remove to a lot of the character. In my impression, it’s appropriate for an antique to look as this kind of!