A friend of my husband’s has a “Highlander” Celtic design cuff
bracelet marked .925 sterling, which he bought several years ago from
one of those catalogs that sells tv-show related merchandise. The cast
metal bracelet is cracking straight across due to repeated bending.
He wants to know if I can fix it. He is aware that I might wreck the
thing trying, and he’s OK with that.
But I’m not sure how to go about doing the repair.
The bracelet has symmetrical scalloped edges, and the crack is just
a little bit away from the narrowest point between scallops. It is
20mm wide at the point where it’s cracking. The bracelet is 2mm thick
at the edges, but the bracelet is carved out on the underside to
bring the thickness down to about 1mm (so it looks big and heavy, but
it’s really not…). The crack is 5mm long, and goes straight from
the edge into one of the longest carved Celtic design lines. When the
original designer carved out the back, s/he left slightly raised
lines on the back of the bracelet under the longest carved front
lines to support those areas where the metal was thinnest. The crack
is leading into one of those raised lines.
I can post explanatory photos online somewhere if necessary.
I’m thinking that I need to get some sterling sheet, and solder a
piece on the back of the bracelet over the weakened area, to support
the area that’s cracking. But like I said, I really am not sure what
would be “correct”. I’d like to do it right.
Can anyone give me more detailed instructions on how to correctly
fix this bracelet?
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