First of all, wow! The place has summertime absent? How can it possibly be September by now???

This is only going to be a small blog site, but I just required to share a very little restore career that I’ve been doing work on right now. The consumer in the beginning sent me an e mail a several months back, as she’d been instructed by a superior avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t equipped to be resized. Que that minor evil bit in my brain that just needs to confirm them improper and exhibit that it IS attainable, and voila! A single resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Sure, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not heading to be equipped to have on it each working day, but at least it now CAN be worn, alternatively than currently being destined to sit in a box eternally!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in concern – so stunning!

It’s 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is pretty sensitive, but definitely not over and above mend. It’s 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

Dimension L1/2 and requirements to be a measurement N

The ring shank has some sensitive engraving all about it, and for the reason that it is a extremely small ring, the hallmark took up most of the accessible house, so I experienced to pick out in which to make the lower extremely carefully.

Adding the new gold

Incorporating the new gold

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

Cleaning up

Cleansing up

The moment the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a situation of extremely meticulously cleaning up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the inside.

The newer gold alloy was a somewhat diverse color, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Ready to use!

Sure, you can see the be part of if you seem intently, but often it’s not all about fully hiding the new component. This ring was about preservation and creating it wearable again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and prepared for several far more many years!

A “very” very careful polish so as not to hurt all those delicate pearls, or to remove to significantly of the character. In my impression, it is correct for an antique to seem as such!

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