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How Laser Ring Welding Fixes Fragile and Unfixable Rings

  Jewelers get challenged all the time, whether it’s sizing a complicated ring design that wants to resist being worked on, or a ring with a vulnerable gemstone. How your jeweler responds to this challenge can effect your jewelry collection.  Do you have a ring that is unfixable? Is it unfixable because one or two…

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Ear Lobe Droop; Are Your Earrings Pointing toward the Pavement?

  Solving jewelry problems and helping my clients get back into their earrings is a favorite activity of mine. Do some of your earrings end up pointing toward the pavement? Ear lobe droop is a real thing. In this post I’ll share various solutions with their pros and cons.

Flexible Rings, Shaking Hands and Public Speaking

Ouch, my ring just bit me when you shook my hand! Have you ever met someone new, had your hand shaken and experienced a jolt of pain as your ring dug into your surrounding fingers? That happened to me when I was a speaker at a Las Vegas Jewelry Convention. I ended up shaking about…

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Chain Clasps From Hell

  Taco Dinner Delayed by Crappy Clasps! Does wrestling with frustrating chain clasps drive you to drink? Who hasn’t had an issue with a chain clasp from hell? I’ve had lots of them. There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing to get dressed for dinner at your favorite taco place, and then  wasting time trying to…

Why Not Re-Use Your Old Gold?

What About That Pile of Broken, Dated and Old Gold? Have you ever wondered if you could re-use your old gold and re-cast it into something new? A client asked me, her Goleta Jeweler, last week if I could make one of my more intricate rings using the gold she had from three old earrings…

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Rings fall in garbage disposals. I know it seems like a death sentence for your ring, but it may not be. In this blog I focus on Stephanie’s ring because it talks about damaged metal and inlay, a setting style. This project was a real double whammy. I’ve run into about 25 clients who’ve had…

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