Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! Exactly where has summer months gone? How can it maybe be September presently???

This is only likely to be a short website, but I just needed to share a very little maintenance job that I have been doing the job on nowadays. The client in the beginning sent me an e mail a couple of months in the past, as she’d been instructed by a large street jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, was not ready to be resized. Que that tiny evil little bit in my mind that just wishes to demonstrate them completely wrong and exhibit that it IS probable, and voila! 1 resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Sure, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not likely to be capable to use it each and every working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, instead than currently being destined to sit in a box endlessly!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in dilemma – so lovely!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is incredibly delicate, but certainly not beyond maintenance. It is a “dress ring” and will hardly ever have been meant 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 sizing N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all all-around it, and simply because it is a incredibly little ring, the hallmark took up most of the out there space, so I experienced to pick in which to make the reduce pretty diligently.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

It is all thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It intended that I could insert in a new part of gold and “weld” it in position without having risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

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

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

The newer gold alloy was a a little bit different colour, but it’ll all mix in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to put on!

Indeed, you can see the be a part of if you seem carefully, but sometimes it’s not all about completely hiding the new element. This ring was about preservation and creating it wearable once again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for quite a few more years!

A “very” mindful polish so as not to damage those fragile pearls, or to clear away to substantially of the character. In my viewpoint, it is appropriate for an antique to search as this kind of!

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