Beyond repair?

Initial of all, wow! Where by has summer months absent? How can it quite possibly be September now???

This is only likely to be a small site, but I just desired to share a tiny restore job that I’ve been working on nowadays. The customer originally sent me an email a several months back, as she’d been explained to by a superior road jeweller that her sentimental gold costume ring, was not ready to be resized. Que that very little evil little bit in my brain that just needs to confirm them incorrect and demonstrate that it IS attainable, and voila! A single resized garnet and pearl dress ring. Of course, it IS a delicate ring, so she’s not heading to be able to dress in it just about every working day, but at the very least it now CAN be worn, fairly than remaining destined to sit in a box without end!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in question – so wonderful!

It’s 9ct gold, set with garnets and pearls and is really fragile, but undoubtedly not outside of restore. It is a “dress ring” and will by no means have been intended to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Sizing L1/2 and requirements to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all-around it, and for the reason that it is a incredibly tiny ring, the hallmark took up most of the obtainable house, so I experienced to choose wherever to make the slash quite very carefully.

Adding the new gold

Adding the new gold

It’s all many thanks to my Dado laser welder here. It meant that I could include in a new segment of gold and “weld” it in area with no jeopardizing heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

When the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of pretty diligently cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The more recent gold alloy was a a bit various color, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Prepared to dress in!

Sure, you can see the be a part of if you glimpse intently, but sometimes it’s not all about fully hiding the new section. This ring was about preservation and generating it wearable all over again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and all set for a lot of much more many years!

A “very” cautious polish so as not to injury those delicate pearls, or to clear away to much of the character. In my belief, it’s proper for an antique to look as this kind of!

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