I have a sterling silver ring that I made and was on the last part
of setting a turquoise cab into when one of the arms on the shank
(where it was attached to the back) popped off. Apparently, even
though I checked and thought it was soldered well, it was not.
I am going to reattach the shank by soldering in a can of water to
help protect the stone. There’s no way I can take the stone out at
this stage without ruining the bezel, so this is my only option.
It’s a nice ring, I’d like to try to save it.
Now, what happens when I have to pickle the ring?!? I’ve never used
pickle on anything other than just sterling. Is it OK to plop the
entire ring, turquoise and all, into a pickle pot? Sorry if my
newbieness is showing.