Have a customer with a braided ring comprised of strands of twisted
14kt tri colors. Each strand is two twisted wires. Three strands of
each color. All braided. Just the 14kt rose is cracking. Multiple
cracks. He has had them solder repaired several times, but more
Would this be caused by the rose gold not being annealed enough or
immediately quenched? Could the entire ring be annealed to prevent
further cracks? Torch or oven? Would a laser or pulse arc be better
for repairing the cracks? I found a post by Peter Rowe concerning
18kt rose casting and others about the difficulty of rose gold.
The customers are frustrated and just want new rings, I am trying to
salvage them for the cost savings before scrapping these and selling
them new ones.
Plus I am interested in knowing the cause and solution. Just in