… but I am going to do it anyway…
I have a client that inherited a 14kt gold coin charm bracelet from
Each coin is bezel set properly and then attached with soldered jump
She is wanting to get an updated look for the bracelet and to
lighten it’s weight. The current weight is 68.5 dwt.
The various coins date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. She
has requested I take each coin out of the bezel and attach a jump
ring to the top, then reattach to the bracelet with a jump ring. She
is requesting that I take the heavy duty security clasp off and put
on a toggle clasp.
My heart is racing thinking of the loss in value to the coins and
the possibility of loss during wear. I have agreed to do this, as
she wants to wear it and enjoy the piece because of it’s sentimental
value. I do want her to wear it and enjoy it for the rest of her
days, but everything with in me is shouting NO!!! I understand
that this is her jewelry, and we have had the above discussion. Is
there anything that you Orchidians can recommend that I do that will
cause the least amount of value loss to the coins. There are 9 of
them. They range in size from approximately 18mm to 34mm.
Thanks for your thoughts and input. I truly do appreciate it.
Hampton House Jewelry