Its always a pleasure reading this forum and I value all the advice
I see from all of you but I rarely post.
I have a new question that I have not encountered before. I have a
ring with a 7x5 emerald cut emerald. Anything I do to repair this
ring involves removing the stone and resetting it. The inclusions?
cracks? microscopically reach the surface - I have doubts whether it
will stay together at all onceremoved. I have talked the customer
into relieving me of any responsibility if it does not make it. I
know you will all say “don’t do it!” I have guts and an 8 month
experience with an emerald with a chip hanging off the corner, I set
that thing over and over in white gold without losing that chip. I
am willing to try this in the yellow gold stuller-4 prong mounting.
That being said, I need a plan. I thought that if I coated it with
superglue, it might stay together enough to set (more or less). Then
I realized that #1: the superglue might block the pores from oiling
and #2: What damagemight the acetone do to the emerald? I told the
customer that I was going to be VERY slow about this. Thanks in
advance for any advice, J. Rose