January 30, 2023

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Beyond repair?

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Initial of all, wow! Where has summer season absent? How can it potentially be September previously???

This is only likely to be a limited blog, but I just needed to share a tiny restore task that I’ve been functioning on currently. The shopper originally despatched me an electronic mail a few weeks back, as she’d been told by a higher avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, was not in a position to be resized. Que that very little evil little bit in my mind that just desires to prove them improper and demonstrate that it IS feasible, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Yes, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not likely to be in a position to use it each individual working day, but at minimum it now CAN be worn, rather than remaining destined to sit in a box without end!

The ring in concern – so gorgeous!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is really fragile, but certainly not over and above restore. It is a “dress ring” and will never have been meant to be worn all of the time.

Dimensions L1/2 and requirements to be a sizing N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all close to it, and because it is a extremely compact ring, the hallmark took up most of the available space, so I experienced to opt for where to make the slash incredibly carefully.

Adding the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It meant that I could include in a new part of gold and “weld” it in put without jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleansing up

Once the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a circumstance of really meticulously cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the within.

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

Ready to have on!

Sure, you can see the be part of if you glimpse carefully, but occasionally it is not all about totally hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and earning it wearable once again.

Polished and prepared for a lot of much more several years!

A “very” careful polish so as not to damage individuals sensitive pearls, or to remove to much of the character. In my feeling, it is suitable for an antique to search as this sort of!

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