A customer brought me a stone ring, the kind you usually see selling
for $5 and made out of hematite. Hers, though, was her grandmothers,
who recently passed away. She states the stone is black jade,
although the luster seems wrong for this, almost like plastic. I
touched the inside of the ring with a hot pin, and there was no
smoke, smell or deformation, so I can rule out jet or plastic.
There is a crack which runs all the way through the ring on one
My customer wants me to fashion some sort of a protective liner for
this ring in gold. I would like also to have some bit of gold over
the fracture, so that the fracture does not show.
How can I best go about doing this?
Dos Manos Jewelry