Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Handcut Stone For Wedding Ring

A friend of mine lost one of the little triangle stones in her wedding ring.  To repair it, I used the jewelers saw to cut a triangle from a slice of stabilized turquoise.  I used sandpaper to fit it.  In order to handle it, I glued the stone on a wooden stick.  When the stone fit snug inside the channel, I glued the stone in.  In a few hours, I will cut off the stick, then grind the end of the stick flush with the stone.  This is the first repair like this that I have ever attempted, and the solution came to me through dreaming about it.  I will post the results as soon as I am sure the stone is secure.  

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