Dear All- I would really appreciate some help and ideas about
repairing a 'ring of stones." Here’s the story: About 7 or 8 years
ago, I made a ring for a good friend that consisted of 10 lab grown
star sapphires set in Fine Silver. The stones were 6 mm, and were
set in individual bezels that formed a complete ring. This type if
ring is difficult to size. To make it smaller, a complete setting
has to be removed and in this case that would have been too much.
So it was always a little too big, and I tried to compensate for
that by inserting an inner ring to take up some of the space. This
kind of ring should also not be worn all the time, while doing
However, the ring has broken into two parts–one segment of two
stones, and the rest in another. So I guess my first question
is-Can the lab grown stones handle the heat of resoldering them to
the rest of the ring? There is only about 3 mm space between the
If I did want to remove one setting to make it smaller, would it be
possible to close the circle somewhat without breaking other parts
or stretching the bezels completely out of shape?
Are there any outside-the-box solutions?
Thank you, Thank you!