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Jewelry Definition: Laser Sizing / Laser Welding

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This Jeweler Looks Through an Eye Piece to Focus the Laser on the Ring She is Sizing

Laser welding is accomplished by directing a tiny laser beam at the piece of jewelry you wish to alter or repair.  Much less heat is generated in this process. Thanks to this new technology it’s possible to make repairs on jewelry with heat-sensitive gemstones like emeralds and opals that were difficult to impossible without removing the sensitive gemstones in the past.

Traditional jewelry soldering is done by applying a hot, open flame to the area of the piece needing work.  Because gold is such a good conductor, the heat from the soldering can be transferred to heat-sensitive gemstones causing them to crack or change color.

Be sure to check out my blog post on laser welding:

How Laser Ring Welding Fixes Fragile and Unfixable Rings

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About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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