Beyond repair?

To start with of all, wow! Exactly where has summer time absent? How can it potentially be September already???

This is only likely to be a brief blog, but I just needed to share a very little restore position that I’ve been operating on these days. The client to begin with despatched me an e-mail a couple weeks ago, as she’d been explained to by a high street jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not ready to be resized. Que that tiny evil little bit in my mind that just wants to confirm them mistaken and display that it IS probable, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Sure, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not going to be able to don it each individual working day, but at minimum it now CAN be worn, alternatively than currently being destined to sit in a box without end!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in concern – so attractive!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is incredibly fragile, but unquestionably not past repair service. It is a “dress ring” and will hardly ever 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 delicate engraving all around it, and due to the fact it’s a very small ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered place, so I had to opt for in which to make the minimize really diligently.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It’s all thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It intended that I could include in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in spot with out jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing 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 within.

The more recent gold alloy was a a little bit diverse colour, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Prepared to have on!

Sure, you can see the be part of if you search intently, but often it is not all about absolutely hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable once more.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and prepared for several additional a long time!

A “very” thorough polish so as not to injury those delicate pearls, or to eliminate to considerably of the character. In my opinion, it’s proper for an antique to glance as these!

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