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Repair of Snake Bracelet


#1

generous listers,

I apologize for giving more than I get from this list, but I have
another question for you all.

Someone brought me a broken snake bracelet. It the kind that wraps
on and off, so one has to bend the metal a bit each time it’s worn.
This piece was her grandmother’s. We can’t find a sterling mark on
it anywhere, but it looks like sterling and she says it polishes up
like sterling.

It looks to be made from a thin sheet of sterling that was rolled
inwards from both sides to create the body shape of the snake.

My question is how do I go about repairing it? Or should I suggest
she take it to someone experienced in restoring antique jewelry?

Thanks,

Jocelyn Broyles
Designer/President
www.jocelynbroyles.com
Costa Rica ph(011 506) 376.6417
U.S. fax (253) 669.1679


#2

Joycelyn,

It is always better to contract with the best person for the job
rather than the nightmare problems that can happen.

I will refer you to Trina McCandles who is an expert at period
jewelry conservation and she uses a laser welder

McCandless Custom Jewelry & Appraisal 
567 Vauxhall St Ext. Ste 204 
Waterford CT 06385
Phone:860-443-3039 
Fax:860-443-3039
Email: mccandlessjewelry@sbcglobal.net

Best of luck
Charles