May 28, 2024


Fashion come on you

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

1st of all, wow! Exactly where has summer time absent? How can it quite possibly be September currently???

This is only going to be a short blog, but I just preferred to share a minimal restore work that I’ve been doing the job on right now. The customer initially sent me an email a number of weeks ago, as she’d been informed by a higher street jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not able to be resized. Que that little evil little bit in my brain that just wishes to show them mistaken and display that it IS doable, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Of course, it IS a fragile ring, so she’s not going to be able to wear it every single working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, rather than becoming destined to sit in a box forever!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in query – so lovely!

It’s 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is extremely delicate, but unquestionably not further than mend. 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

Sizing L1/2 and requires to be a sizing N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all about it, and since it is a extremely small ring, the hallmark took up most of the offered place, so I experienced to opt for where to make the slice extremely cautiously.

Adding the new gold

Adding the new gold

It is all many thanks to my Dado laser welder below. It meant that I could include in a new area of gold and “weld” it in position devoid of jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

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

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

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

Ready to wear!

All set to put on!

Indeed, you can see the sign up for if you look closely, but at times it is not all about absolutely hiding the new portion. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable yet again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for many additional decades!

A “very” careful polish so as not to hurt those people sensitive pearls, or to remove to considerably of the character. In my impression, it is correct for an antique to glance as this sort of!