Amazing Wedding Ring Restoration After Falling Into Garbage Disposal
Jeweller and reddit user nais_kong_ipamahagi recently shared a fascinating album of pictures that show the amazing restoration he did for a wedding ring that had gone through a garbage disposal.
He uploaded the gallery to Imgur along with comments of the process throughout. Jewellery can hold a lot of sentimental value for some people and it’s amazing to see the damaged ring restored to its original glory.
1. The Damage
3. Ring Mandrel
“Once the ring is on the mandrel, I am able to use a goldsmiths hammer to see quick results. As I am hammering on the ring, I pull the ring tighter on the mandrel to restore its round shape.” [source]
5. Original shape restored
6. Refurbishing begins
“I used a ring file to take out surface scratches, as well as restoring edges.” [source]
“It is important to note that filing removes a bit of material from the ring. I wanted to make sure that thinning was minimized, so filing was only used for scratches and dings that were not very deep.” [source]
8. Gold filling deeper gouges
9. Replace broken diamonds
10. Broken diamonds removed
11. Like new
14. Restoration complete
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