We have a job where the client purchased a very nice mokume gane
engagement ring made by/from the Michael Daniels Collection.
The ring came with a platinum partial bezel that the client doesn’t
like. We are making a new custom platinum center setting that better
meets her expectations.
My question is, what should I expect when I heat up this ring to
remove the old bezel and then solder in the new setting? Are the
multiple layers of metals ever soldered together or always fused? Do
I need to be concerned about solder flowing within the mokume gane
I am assuming that boric acid and alcohol and careful, precise heat
with a softish flame that doesn’t heat up the mokume any more than
necessary will do the trick. Is that right?