Porosity spots on a ring, ring porosity problem|Porosity in Re-tip and Bad Workmanship by a Hack jeweler

Re-Tipped Prongs and Porosity on Your Engagement Ring

  What is Porosity? In the simplest of terms, porosity is how holey a material is. No – not “holy” in a religious sense, but “holey,” as in “full of holes.” Materials such as pumice stone and concrete tend to be very porous, while materials like glass and hard plastic are relatively non-porous. All materials…

Gold and Enameled Girl Face Pendant

All About Enamel Jewelry

Enamel Jewelry Why do I Love Thee So? Have you ever had enameled jewelry? Has it ever met with disaster? Has the work of Lalique ever sent you into Victorian romance day dreams? If so, I wrote this for you. First I’ll tell you a little about it.

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Fix Your Jewelry!

You Don’t have to be a Plumber to Fix a Ring If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Fix Your Jewelry! Like any other chore, this jewelry fixing jeweler has seen how easy it it to put it off. At some point, though, you just have to bite the bullet and…

Wedding ring with empty broken prongs on head setting

Broken Ring Prongs and Worn Goodyear Tires, They Don’t Last Forever

  When you glance at your Goodyears, your tire tread, it’s pretty easy to tell if they have become worn and need to be replaced. However those delicate  broken ring prongs which get worn daily and go everywhere with you aren’t so easy to check. I understand that it’s not easy to tell when your prongs are…

Amazing Antique Diamond Ring Restoration,Carole’s Story

From Business Lunch to Antique Diamond Ring Restoration It was a luncheon on a day of wind that blew a bird into our hotel ballroom.

Inlay Opal Ring with Diamond with Broken Opal

Abducted by Aliens and Now Loves Opals, hmmmm….All About Inlay Repair

After she was abducted by aliens Doris always loved opals. Not very. This is Doris’ story, told by her eventual jewelry repair wizard, Calla. Doris wanted an opal ring she could wear daily and found the glowing beauty she wanted in this inlaid opal and diamond ring. It started out great. She wore it everyday….