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    Default Can I get away without removing the stones

    I have this really lovely little band ring in 18ct gold. It's bead set with tiny angelskin coral cabs and diamond chips. It's very delicate and needs some TLC.

    It had to be cut off so I need to close the band again.

    I've never soldered 18ct but if I use a gallon of thermogel to protect the stones will I get away with it? Otherwise I'll be looking for someone with a laser


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    I know nothing about the technicalities of this Caro but knowing that coral hates heat I reckon it would be ruined. Such a pretty ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    I know nothing about the technicalities of this Caro but knowing that coral hates heat I reckon it would be ruined. Such a pretty ring
    That's what worries me. If it was just diamond I'd go for it. The ring is even prettier is real life. I bought it at pretty much scrap price but it's much too nice to break up.

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    I’d be worried about the coral chipping if you try to remove it. Guess it’s a laser job

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    Coral's wonderful stuff to work with. No heat, no pickle, no ultrasonic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    Coral's wonderful stuff to work with. No heat, no pickle, no ultrasonic...
    I thought it would be as sensitive as it is in the wild. My sil bought a chain bracelet from me with a wonderful piece of antique tortoishell. She showered in it every day and killed it. Ho hum

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps_bond View Post
    Coral's wonderful stuff to work with. No heat, no pickle, no ultrasonic...
    So easy beginner's job then! Now to find someone with a laser. I don't want to use the local guy after what he did to my last ring....

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