A ring I made for a customer last summer needs repair, but I am out
of the country (Canada) until next May. I hate to make her wait that
long. She lives mid-way between Toronto and Ottawa. Maybe one of you
lives near enough her to make doing the job feasible?
The problem is that one of the prongs holding a rectangular ruby has
broken off and is gone. The ring is 20k gold. I think the way to go
may be to fabricate a new prong, matching the existing ones, and
laser it in place, to avoid having to remove the stone. (I’m afraid
that bending the prongs back and forth may weaken them) Does that
sounds right? I’ll attach a few photos to show you what the ring
looks like. Normally, I use bezel settings, rather than prongs
because of the softness of my 20k gold.
Opinions on this would be welcome.
If anyone can help, please contact me directly to discuss the job.
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