hello Stephanie, judging from the thickness, i’d take out the
surrounding stones. the heat required could damage the surrounding
stones, and if you pickled the bracelet, it could damage all the other
stones in the bracelet. is it possible to do a cold connection like a
also, for further protection of her bracelet, your friend may want to
ask around her shire for a leathersmith who could make an appropriate
(to period, persona, etc.) bag to further protect the bracelet.
although, if she’s a belly dancer, maybe she could aquire a box a
"gift from the sultan" so to speak.