Beyond repair?

1st of all, wow! Exactly where has summer season gone? How can it probably be September presently???

This is only going to be a quick site, but I just wanted to share a very little restore task that I have been performing on currently. The consumer originally sent me an e mail a handful of weeks in the past, as she’d been told by a higher street jeweller that her sentimental gold gown ring, wasn’t ready to be resized. Que that tiny evil bit in my brain that just wishes to prove them wrong and exhibit that it IS doable, and voila! A person resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Yes, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not going to be capable to have on it each individual day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, relatively than staying destined to sit in a box for good!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in concern – so lovely!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is quite delicate, but certainly not beyond mend. It is a “dress ring” and will under no circumstances have been intended to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Measurement L1/2 and demands to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all about it, and mainly because it is a extremely smaller ring, the hallmark took up most of the available room, so I had to pick in which to make the cut very cautiously.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder right here. It intended that I could increase in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in area 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 scenario of extremely cautiously cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

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

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to use!

Of course, you can see the join if you look carefully, but in some cases it’s not all about fully hiding the new part. This ring was about preservation and generating it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for several far more yrs!

A “very” very careful polish so as not to damage all those sensitive pearls, or to take away to a lot of the character. In my feeling, it’s proper for an antique to glimpse as such!

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