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#1

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.

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#2

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.

Maybe, but I don’t know how to make that judgement without seeing it.

Bruce D. Holmgrain
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#3

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.
Doubtful, but one would have to see the brooch and how far the solder join
is from the stone. If you can work with a mini torch hot enough and fast
enough and keep the stone cool and not shock it then you may be able to fix
it. Otherwise one usually has to take the stone out.

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#4

In a message dated 96-06-01 08:31:15 EDT, you write:

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.

That depends on where it’s broken. You need to be able to heat sink the
stone so it doesn’t get hot while you work on the repair area. This is
usually possible unless the repair is really right at the stone setting.
Then the stone would have to be removed, the brooch repaired, and the stone
reset. And sometimes, with really nice stones, it’s worth the extra effort
to do this anyway, to avoid risk to the stone.

Hope this helps.

Peter Rowe

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#5

At 07:15 PM 6/1/96 +0700, you wrote:

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.

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Assuming the solder point(lock) is close enough to the stone to even raise
this question,You might try commercial heat sinks,Cool Jewell,etc;But think
about this one.If the Emerald even warms,You got a problem.The best that can
happen is the oil and dye evaporates,and then you have to remove it
anyway,and try to match the look of it,when retreating.If the stone is
pretty included,admittedly,
there is a chance the bezel is holding it together.But the greater risk is
to leave the stone in and let the heat crack it for you.So,take it
out!!!Charge the customer more Bot for your extra time.
Mark Liccini
LICCINI
Rough Gemstone Dealers since 1970
E-Mail: @Mark_Liccini
FAX: 201-610-1002
Mail: Mail Drop:
224 7th.St.#2B 72 VanReipen Ave.#166
Jersey City,N.J.07302 Jersey City,N.J.07306

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#6

I would DEFINITELY !!!NOT!!! recommend it. Emeralds can be very fragile.

At 07:15 PM 6/1/96 +0700, you wrote:

is broken…made of gold set with emerald. is it possible to fix
the lock by soldering while the stone is in???
thanks,
Hemi.

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Fais ce que dois - adviegne que peut, c’est commande au chevalier
Do what you ought, no matter what comes -
this is the commandment of the knight.

Dave Childers
Reading, PA, USA

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