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Soldering 14Ky near rubies


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In the final (I thought!) stages of finishing a 14K yellow gold ring
with 4 bezel-set rubies, a hole revealed itself next to the base of
one bezel. I have plugged it with wire, but since I can’t get it
riveted, it will need to be soldered in place.

  1. Can I solder right next to the 3mm ruby, using 14KY easy solder??

  2. Should I protect the ruby with boric acid, as I would with a
    diamond?

  3. I know not to quench a hot stone. Any other cautions?

M’lou Brubaker
Minnesota, USA
http://www.craftswomen.com/M’louBrubaker/

PS

Well! I looked in the archives and found this page

and another article below it which answered my questions. Wish me
luck!