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Someone to repair antique Indian ring


#1

My parents just returned from a trip to India celebrating their
fortieth wedding anniversary. To commemorate the event my father
bought a ring for my mother in Jaipur. It’s a navaratna ring - nine
stone ring- that they were told was an antique. It looks to me to be
22K gold. The nine stones are set in a cluster and the cluster is
mounted onto the band with four prongs. The other day the cluster
popped out of the setting. Fortunately, this happened in the house
so it wasn’t lost. I think we need to construct a whole new band
with at least six prongs to make it secure. The stones are also
quite scratched and could use a repolishing but I’m concerned about
the delicacy of the setting - I think to try to remove tham would
destroy it. Does anyone have any experience working with this kind
of ring? My mum is heartbroken about it. They live in Vancouver,
Canada so if there was in anyone in that area it would be ideal but
they’d be willing to ship the ring wherever necessary.

Thanks very much,
Joanna Francis


#2

Hi Joanna,

I can personally vouch for Sholdt designs in Seattle, WA.
206-623-2334. They have rescued many a job for me and my friends.
They could do the repair with their laser welder and probably
wouldn’t have to remove stones.

Hope this helps
Mary


#3
   I can personally vouch for Sholdt designs in Seattle, WA.
206-623-2334. They have rescued many a job for me and my friends.
They could do the repair with their laser welder and probably
wouldn't have to remove stones. 

Thanks for the testimonial, Mary. As one of the guys at Sholdt most
likely to be given that repair job to do (there are three of us. I
tend to be given the trickier such jobs, though not always,
depending on work loads…), I appreciate knowing we’ve been able to
meet your needs. We are indeed one of the larger “job shops” in
Seattle. In addition to manufacturing our own line of jewelry, we
also do custom work and repair work for a number of Seattle’s best
known fine jewelry stores

Peter Rowe