Sensitive Stones

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Before & After, Repairs | Comments Off on Sensitive Stones

Sensitive Stones

Another repair for an Emerald ring. Despite every indication that this ring was worn gently, you can see that the emerald is chipped and badly abraded or scratched. The claws were also badly worn and in need of re-tipping. Often sensitive stones such as emeralds must be removed from the ring before re-tipping can be completed and then re-set when the repair is finished. In this case I was able to re-tip with the emeralds in place using the laser welder. The client has opted to re-set the original stone despite the...

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“gypped” by old gypsy set emeralds

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“gypped” by old gypsy set emeralds

Before and after for a Platinum ring refurbishment. The ring (not made by me) originally featured six emeralds gypsie-set into the wedding band. Unfortunately emeralds are too delicate for daily wear and had been repeatedly broken and replaced by this client. The refurbishment involved removing the remaining emeralds and filling the holes. The channel setting on the main stone was also...

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Calculus

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Before & After, Portfolio, Right Hand Rings, Rings | Comments Off on Calculus

Calculus

Here’s a re-design for an 18k and diamond right hand ring. photos shown are┬áthe new design, the wax model and the rings we started...

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Cracked Stone

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Before & After, Repairs | Comments Off on Cracked Stone

Cracked Stone

Before and after for a cracked stone. In this case it was possible to sneakily place two gold bars to cover the crack and camouflage it as part of the design....

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