Jewelry Repair 102: Intermediate Jewelry Repair
Article: Repairing a Sterling Silver Shell Cameo Pin
Repairs and alterations of jewelry that has been in families for generations is an ongoing request at retail service departments. These pieces are not of high value, but they have sentimental value to the owner. Often these pieces were not made properly, excessively worn or broken.
To keep your customers happy, repairs to these pieces are inevitable and this article covers procedures for simplifying the process, minimizing risk and maximizing profit margins for the service department.
This sterling silver shell cameo pin had a hook at the top on the back side. It was used to make wearing the pin possible as a pendant with a chain or a strand of pearls.
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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