June 24, 2024


Normal is boring

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

Very first of all, wow! Where has summer time long gone? How can it potentially be September by now???

This is only likely to be a shorter weblog, but I just preferred to share a very little repair service task that I have been functioning on today. The shopper at first despatched me an electronic mail a couple of months in the past, as she’d been informed by a significant avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not able to be resized. Que that small evil bit in my brain that just desires to verify them wrong and demonstrate that it IS probable, and voila! One particular resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Certainly, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not likely to be in a position to use it each and every day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, fairly than currently being destined to sit in a box endlessly!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so stunning!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is incredibly fragile, but unquestionably not past 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

Size L1/2 and demands to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all close to it, and because it is a very small ring, the hallmark took up most of the accessible space, so I had to select where to make the slash pretty thoroughly.

Adding the new gold

Adding the new gold

It’s all thanks to my Dado laser welder right here. It meant that I could increase in a new section of gold and “weld” it in location with no risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

After the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of incredibly meticulously cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

The newer gold alloy was a marginally various colour, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

All set to have on!

Indeed, you can see the be a part of if you seem intently, but occasionally it’s not all about fully hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and generating it wearable again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and prepared for numerous extra many years!

A “very” mindful polish so as not to damage those fragile pearls, or to take away to considerably of the character. In my impression, it is suitable for an antique to search as these!