May 25, 2024


It's A Shop Adventure

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

1st of all, wow! Wherever has summer gone? How can it potentially be September now???

This is only heading to be a shorter weblog, but I just wished to share a little repair career that I have been doing the job on these days. The client in the beginning despatched me an e mail a handful of months back, as she’d been advised by a substantial avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold gown ring, was not capable to be resized. Que that minimal evil bit in my mind that just would like to prove them wrong and display that it IS feasible, and voila! Just one resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Sure, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not heading to be in a position to don it each day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, rather than remaining destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in issue – so lovely!

It’s 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is pretty delicate, but definitely not further than repair. It is a “dress ring” and will in no way have been intended to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Size L1/2 and needs to be a dimensions N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all all around it, and since it is a pretty smaller ring, the hallmark took up most of the readily available area, so I experienced to pick where by to make the reduce very diligently.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It’s all many thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It intended that I could increase in a new section of gold and “weld” it in area without the need of jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

At the time the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of quite thoroughly cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

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

Ready to wear!

Prepared to wear!

Sure, you can see the be part of if you seem carefully, but in some cases it is not all about fully hiding the new section. This ring was about preservation and making it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and ready for quite a few extra a long time!

A “very” watchful polish so as not to harm those fragile pearls, or to get rid of to considerably of the character. In my opinion, it’s appropriate for an antique to search as these types of!