I feel silly asking advice about this, but I can't seem to make up
Here's the story:
A woman who bought a somewhat expensive ring from me some years ago
admired another ring of mine at a show, but decided it was too
expensive ($650). Her sister was with her. The sister told the
husband, who bought her the ring (nice, huh?). It was a "shield"
shape-- tapered to a wide front, with a point, fused and embossed
silver and gold. Actually, if you want to see it, look on my blog
http://noelyovovich.blogspot.com/ about halfway down in a shot of a
group of rings-- the one with no stone.
After wearing it for several months, she asked me if I could round
off the point, saying she expected to pay.
The job took about 30-40 minutes, as I had to saw between the ring
and the gold rectangular wire framing it, adjust the shape, and
solder the framing back on; polish, re-oxidize the silver, etc., but
it took no materials except gold solder.
So, clearly I could charge her, but if it had been a sizing, I
wouldn't, and it was probably easier than sizing this particular
Should I charge her, and get the money, or not charge her and get