How can I build a setting or what? without removing all these
tiny marcasite . Or is this why this ring has never been repaired?
Thanks in advance! Lisa
Lisa, some of the inexpensive, sterling/marcasite jewelry I've seen
have all of the stones glued in, including the marcasite. You may be
able to salvage this ring by soaking out the marcasites in your
ultrasonic, repairing the bezel so the amethyst can be properly set,
re-gluing the marcasites and probably re-antiquing the ring. Just be
sure you charge enough for the job, usually it will cost more to
repair it than to replace it, but I have customers who have been
willing to do this.
If I am incorrect about the gluing of marcasites, would someone
please enlighten me? Good luck! Sharon