October 2, 2023


Satisfying Shop

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

First of all, wow! Where by has summer absent? How can it probably be September now???

This is only heading to be a small website, but I just wanted to share a minor mend job that I have been working on currently. The consumer at first despatched me an email a couple of weeks ago, as she’d been explained to by a superior street jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not equipped to be resized. Que that small evil little bit in my mind that just wants to demonstrate them completely wrong and show that it IS feasible, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Sure, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not likely to be able to dress in it just about every day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, relatively than currently being destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so lovely!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is quite sensitive, but absolutely not outside of maintenance. It is 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

Size L1/2 and requires to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and because it is a pretty tiny ring, the hallmark took up most of the available area, so I experienced to select where to make the slash really carefully.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

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

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

When the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a circumstance of really thoroughly cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside of.

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

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to dress in!

Of course, you can see the sign up for if you look carefully, but at times it is not all about fully hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and building it wearable all over again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and ready for numerous additional yrs!

A “very” very careful polish so as not to problems those delicate pearls, or to eliminate to considerably of the character. In my opinion, it’s appropriate for an antique to glimpse as this sort of!