I have a ring to repair- it was cut off someone and I have to solder
it back together. It has a purple goldstone. As I was removing the
stone, the ring broke completely in half- it really isn’t in good
shape overall. I can get it back together, but I’d much rather
solder it back together with the stone in place. Is this possible? I
know goldstone is some sort of synthetic, but that’s all I know about
I know goldstone is some sort of synthetic Goldstone is glass, so it
is prone to thermal shock. Better to remove it, then repair ring.
Goldstone has metallic flecks ( generally copper ) in glass. This
will not hold up to the torch. Do your repairs first and then reset
Goldstone is glass with copper particles in it. I’m assuming the
metal is Silver which conducts heat. I would not recommend trying to
solder it with the stone in place.
Gisela, Actually, the amber colored goldstone is glass with
suspended copper particles or micro-crystals. But oyu’re right, it
will take very little heat, and can be hard to replace.
and can be hard to replace.
Actually, it is not that difficult to replace gold stone these days.
I always thought as you that there was little of it around, etc, etc.
Then during a recent road trip west, we stopped at T-Rocks shop in
Quartzsite and found at least a ton or more. No only the
orange/golden variety but he also had green and blue. Of course, it
was made in China!! Not bad looking stuff though.
I got some of the green and blue as I still had the golden. Contact
Mike or Theresa Thompson at email@example.com. They are probably
at home in MI at this time. If no joy, try Jim at the shop at
Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry!
solder it back together with the stone in place. Is this possible?
I know goldstone is some sort of synthetic, but that's all I know
No, goldstone is manmade glass and will not take heat. You’ll need
to remove it before soldering.
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL