I am a jewellery novice asked to repair a bezel set garnet
bracelet - all that is wrong is the small jump ring between the
clasp and the main body of the bracelet keeps popping open as it is
un-soldered. I presume that this is because any heat in the area of
the clasp would temper the clasp and lose the spring is this
I’m no expert, but I’ll toss out my two cents worth anyway. I was
once told that it’s always good to have one ‘weak’ link in a bracelet
or necklace in case it gets caught on something.
The weak link will give, preventing the jewelry from injuring the
wearer. The thought behind that is ‘better to lose the jewelry than
get your arm or neck broken by it’.
Having said that, it is possible to solder the ring onto the
clasp, but you would need to be very, very careful to protect both
the clasp and the nearest stone from the heat of the torch.
It could also be welded with a laser welder if you know someone who
It might be easier to just put a heavier jump ring on there (made
from the thickest wire that will fit through the clasp).