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Replacing a Bezel Set Stone


#1

OFFICE MEMO Replacing a Bezel Set Stone Date: 9/13/96

I was presented today with somebody’s class ring with a bezel set oval
sapphire whose surface is deeply scratched and dulled with a question of
replacement of the stone.

Here are some questions regarding it, any insights?

In what way can this be repaired or replaced?
How can you remove and replace a stone from a bezel set?

Thanks,

Steve McCarthy
The Lleado Company
steve_mccarthy@mentorg.com


#2

Steve–

I know that Jostens, one of the school ring people, will repair or
replace their rings at no charge for life. I don’t know about their
competitors, like Balfour, but you might provide the best service to
your client by exploring this option.

Jim Simmons, Production Engineer
Medic Alert
Simmons_Jim@medicalert.org

______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________Subject: Replacing a Bezel Set Stone
Author: “Steve McCarthy” Steve_McCarthy@pdxml2.mentorg.com at Internet
Date: 9/13/96 12:26

              Subject:                              Time:  2:17 AM

OFFICE MEMO Replacing a Bezel Set Stone Date: 9/13/96

I was presented today with somebody’s class ring with a bezel set oval
sapphire whose surface is deeply scratched and dulled with a question of
replacement of the stone.

Here are some questions regarding it, any insights?

In what way can this be repaired or replaced?
How can you remove and replace a stone from a bezel set?

Thanks,

Steve McCarthy
The Lleado Company
steve_mccarthy@mentorg.com


#3

Steve
you do not need to send this ring out to be repaired. Measure the stone
first, order it if you don’t have one in stock. then smash the old stone out (
most likely it is only synthetic anyway) be sure not to hit the bezel and
crush it. If the bezel is still in good shape you can use a smothe bezel
pusher and sort of go around the inside of the bezel pushing it back outwards.
then put the new stone in and push the metal back down. When you are cleaning
it (the bezel) up after pushing it back down be sure to make sure you don’t
file or rubber wheel through it. All you have to do is make sure the stone is
tight and any marks that were on the bezel as a result of burnishing it back
down are gone. then polish the ring up, polishing the bezel very lightly to a
high polish.
i’ve done quite a few stone replacements in class rings before and they are
realy very simple…
Good luck,
Marc WilliamsFrom: owner-orchid@proteus.imagiware.com on behalf of Steve McCarthy
Sent: Friday, September 13, 1996 7:26 AM
To: Orchid
Subject: Replacing a Bezel Set Stone

              Subject:                              Time:  2:17 AM

OFFICE MEMO Replacing a Bezel Set Stone Date: 9/13/96

I was presented today with somebody’s class ring with a bezel set oval
sapphire whose surface is deeply scratched and dulled with a question of
replacement of the stone.

Here are some questions regarding it, any insights?

In what way can this be repaired or replaced?
How can you remove and replace a stone from a bezel set?

Thanks,

Steve McCarthy
The Lleado Company
steve_mccarthy@mentorg.com

procedures


#4

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