April 24, 2024


Unforgettable trip

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

Initially of all, wow! Where by has summer season gone? How can it maybe be September already???

This is only likely to be a short blog, but I just preferred to share a minimal restore career that I have been performing on today. The client initially sent me an e-mail a couple of weeks ago, as she’d been instructed by a significant road jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t equipped to be resized. Que that small evil little bit in my mind that just wishes to prove them incorrect and show that it IS feasible, and voila! A person resized garnet and pearl gown ring. Of course, it IS a fragile ring, so she’s not heading to be capable to use it every working day, but at the very least 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 gorgeous!

It is 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is pretty fragile, but certainly not beyond mend. It is a “dress ring” and will under no circumstances have been supposed to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Dimension L1/2 and needs to be a sizing N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and due to the fact it’s a pretty modest ring, the hallmark took up most of the readily available space, so I had to decide on exactly where to make the slash extremely thoroughly.

Adding the new gold

Adding the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder listed here. It meant that I could incorporate in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in area with out risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

As soon as the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a circumstance of very cautiously cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

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

Ready to wear!

Ready to use!

Of course, you can see the be part of if you glance carefully, but in some cases it’s not all about totally hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and making it wearable once again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for quite a few much more yrs!

A “very” cautious polish so as not to destruction those delicate pearls, or to clear away to much of the character. In my belief, it is proper for an antique to seem as these kinds of!