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Jade removal


#1

A client brought a ring for resizing, increase two full sizes. Of
utmost concern is the 12 x 14mm jade cab which appears to be
chemically bonded in place. My preference would be removing the cab
prior to any work. Often times a small amount of heat will soften
epoxy allowing easy stone removal. Will jade withstand it? This stone
is completely open in back. The adhesive is very evident in a couple
of areas.

Ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated.

Jerry


#2

Jerry,

Soak the piece in “Attack” for awhile. It will loosen the glue so you
can remove the stone and then size the ring. Attack is great for
un-gluing pearls too.

Laurie


#3

if it is jade, should withstand the heat well


#4

First of all put ring into Attack in a closed container for at least
24 hrs.

kpk