Need advice and help please I’m very amateur at goldsmithing,
though I do know soldering techniques. A very good friend (not of
the wealthy class) asked me to solder a 10K gold ring that has a
dimanond in place. The ring was summarily cut (with cutting
pliers?) off her finger before surgery. Unfortunately the type
who did the cutting made the cut at the 9o’clock position on the
shank if you you look at the ring with the diamonmd on top at
the 12o’clock position. I will have to file the cut edges and
insert about 1mm thick 10-12 gauge wire to compensate for size
loss. My question is whether it is safe to solder with small
flame and easy solder when the stone is packed with Jool Cool,
and wet asbestos or other fiber?
Your advice will be much appreciated.