hii took in a ring today for sizing down 4 sizes (uk). it looked like
rhodium plated silver and should have been a straight forward job.
it had a faint 925 punch that looked like it had been cast into the
piece but no other marks.
when i went to saw through the ring the blade just slid over the
surface of the ring (in hindsight this is where i should have said
something’s not right and returned the ring).
i removed the piece but when i bent the shank for the sizing i heard
a cracking - there were lots of little fracture lines on the surface
where it had been bent.
the ring soldered fine with silver solder so i cleaned up, (there
was a copper underplate) polished and plated best possible. im not
charging the customer because im not happy with the job but if they
complain what are my options? -“sorry i messed up your new ring, i
got caught out.” probably not good for business… im a bit
frustrated at both my apparent lack of technical knowledge and being
throw a curve ball that i couldnt fix to the best of my ability. why
would the ring be so heavily rhodium plated? -how do you achieve
such a heavy plate and have it still look good and bright? could it
have been platinum coated silver that ive started seeing in shops?
any thoughts gratefully received!