Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! Where by has summer time absent? How can it possibly be September now???

This is only heading to be a limited web site, but I just wanted to share a very little maintenance job that I have been operating on currently. The customer in the beginning sent me an e mail a couple weeks ago, as she’d been instructed by a significant street jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, was not in a position to be resized. Que that tiny evil little bit in my mind that just desires to verify them completely wrong and show that it IS probable, and voila! A single resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Of course, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not likely to be equipped to wear it every single day, but at minimum 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 dilemma – so attractive!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is extremely sensitive, but definitely not outside of mend. 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

Dimensions L1/2 and desires to be a size N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all about it, and simply because it is a extremely modest ring, the hallmark took up most of the out there room, so I had to select where by to make the slice quite diligently.

Adding the new gold

Introducing the new gold

It’s all many thanks to my Dado laser welder right here. It intended that I could incorporate in a new section of gold and “weld” it in location with out risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

At the time the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a situation of very very carefully cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

The newer gold alloy was a a little distinct colour, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to don!

Yes, you can see the sign up for if you appear intently, but sometimes it’s not all about totally hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and creating it wearable once again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for quite a few much more decades!

A “very” thorough polish so as not to hurt these sensitive pearls, or to eliminate to considerably of the character. In my impression, it’s right for an antique to look as these kinds of!