13/07/2024 6:41 PM


Crackle Fashion

Beyond repair?

Beyond repair?

First of all, wow! Where has summertime gone? How can it perhaps be September currently???

This is only heading to be a short web site, but I just needed to share a minor restore work that I’ve been doing work on currently. The shopper at first despatched me an email a several weeks in the past, as she’d been advised by a higher avenue jeweller that her sentimental gold dress ring, wasn’t in a position to be resized. Que that tiny evil bit in my brain that just wishes to prove them mistaken and present that it IS possible, and voila! One resized garnet and pearl costume ring. Of course, it IS a sensitive ring, so she’s not likely to be in a position to dress in it each individual working day, but at minimum it now CAN be worn, rather than remaining destined to sit in a box eternally!

The ring in question - so beautiful!

The ring in problem – so stunning!

It’s 9ct gold, established with garnets and pearls and is extremely sensitive, but definitely not past fix. It’s a “dress ring” and will never ever have been meant to be worn all of the time.

Size L1/2 and needs to be a size N

Measurement L1/2 and wants to be a size N

The ring shank has some delicate engraving all all around it, and simply because it is a pretty smaller ring, the hallmark took up most of the accessible house, so I had to pick out where by to make the cut extremely 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 increase in a new area of gold and “weld” it in place devoid of risking heating (and ruining!) the pearls.

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

The moment the new piece of gold was welded, it was just a scenario of very carefully cleansing up the joins.

Not forgetting the inside.

Not forgetting the within.

The more recent gold alloy was a slightly diverse colour, but it’ll all blend in with a polish.

Ready to wear!

Completely ready to have on!

Yes, you can see the sign up for if you search closely, but from time to time it is not all about fully hiding the new section. This ring was about preservation and producing it wearable all over again.

Polished and ready for many more years!

Polished and completely ready for a lot of far more years!

A “very” very careful polish so as not to harm all those fragile pearls, or to take out to a lot of the character. In my impression, it is ideal for an antique to search as these!