A customer recently brought in a Turkish Harem Ring for Repair
I have posted a photo of it at…
The ring consists of 5 rings which are held together at the bottom
by a rectangular “box” or holding piece.
One of the rings broke off where it was held in place by the
rectangular box. The ring itself is easily soldered back together,
but my problem is that I am not sure how to get the ring back into
the rectangular box.
Some possible options are:
Solder the ring together, cut the box and place the ring back in the
Re-solder the box. The problem with this option is that I am not
sure how to re-solder the box without getting some solder on the
rings as well.
Other choice is to distort the box. Put the ring back in the box.
Solder the ring shut and then try to reform the box. Problem with
this option is that I don’t think I can reform the box back into a
I think that the first option is the way to go, but I need a method
to assure that I do not solder the rings to the box or to each other
when I am soldering the box back together
Any suggestions e?
Thanks in advance