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Heapsy
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Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Heapsy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:08 am

Hi,

Can I resize a sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochon with out damage the glass? I mean the cabochon is attach with bezel and I meant to cut the ring to resize it and solder the ring while the glass is still on? any one can advice what can be done?
Also if you can help lets say my ring is 8 and I need to resize it to 7 how much do I need to cut off it?

Thanks :)

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Re: Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Morganica » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:56 am

Unless you've done it before (and by the questions it seems you might not have), I'd take it to a jeweler and ask them to do it. They have the correct equipment, they can get the size right, and they can do it without damaging the stone. It's not that expensive, and it's much safer.
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Re: Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Heapsy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:17 am

Morganica wrote:Unless you've done it before (and by the questions it seems you might not have), I'd take it to a jeweler and ask them to do it. They have the correct equipment, they can get the size right, and they can do it without damaging the stone. It's not that expensive, and it's much safer.


Thank you Cynthia, I havent resized rings (I did years ago) I made my self the ring with the bezel so I can do it just not sure how to do, cause I dont know how to protect the cabochon and also I am not sure who to make it to the right size, I will mange if I knew what I need to do, I learnt jewelry design and silversmith years ago and now im back to it, doing pretty good :D
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Re: Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Valerie Adams » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:49 pm

For the time being, you could just add one of those ring guard things inside.

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Re: Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Heapsy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:07 am

Thanks Valerie, but I am asking for a costumer that wants the ring so that will not help me :D (though I already shipped it but for next time)

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Re: Resize sterling silver ring with fused glass cabochons

Postby Fiona Collins » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:56 am

to resize measure id of both rings and remove difference. If you remove from the back of the band you can place the ring cab down in a small bowl of water (i use a crucible with steel shot in the bottom to hold the ring steady and enough water to cover the stone) then solder closed. Or Rio sell a masking gel you can use to retard the heat sink ...


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