Repairing an Omega Earring Clip
This project shows a challenging repair and reconstruction of earrings with a broken Omega clip and heat sensitive gemstones.
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This project shows a challenging repair and reconstruction of earrings with a broken Omega clip and heat sensitive gemstones. One of the Omega clips has broken off the earring. The center stone and cultured pearls are heat sensitive making the repair difficult with a torch.
The benefits of performing this repair procedure using tack- and pulse-arc-welding technologies are:
- It will not damage the center stone or small cultured pearls so un-mounting and remounting the gemstone material is not required.
- It will not remove the spring tension from the Omega earring clip so disassembly is not required saving reassembly time.
- The pre-finishing and finishing time is drastically minimized.
All tack-, fusion- and pulse-arc equipment settings will differ and are based upon the volume, amount of contact and alloy of the material you are assembling. Working with like materials will give you a parameter for the settings required for your application. Keep a record of settings and tasks for future reference.
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