Beyond repair?

Initially of all, wow! The place has summertime absent? How can it potentially be September currently???

This is only likely to be a small web site, but I just wished to share a very little restore task that I have been performing on currently. The shopper initially despatched me an email a few months in the past, as she’d been instructed by a large road jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t ready to be resized. Que that minor evil little bit in my mind that just desires to verify them completely wrong and display that it IS doable, and voila! A person resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Yes, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not going to be able to don it every single day, but at least it now CAN be worn, relatively than staying destined to sit in a box without end!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in issue – so beautiful!

It is 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is quite delicate, but unquestionably not over and above repair. It is a “dress ring” and will never have been meant to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Dimensions L1/2 and requirements to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and since it is a incredibly compact ring, the hallmark took up most of the out there room, so I experienced to decide on where by to make the slash really thoroughly.

Adding the new gold

Including the new gold

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

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

After the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a case of very cautiously cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The newer gold alloy was a a 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 sign up for if you look carefully, but from time to time it’s not all about absolutely hiding the new element. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and ready for lots of a lot more a long time!

A “very” cautious polish so as not to harm these fragile pearls, or to take away to a great deal of the character. In my impression, it is proper for an antique to appear as such!