Repair job - Paua Shell ring
This ring (not made by me) arrived on my workbench with its shank (the part that goes around your finger) torn off.
To solder the shank back on, the fragile shell had to be removed from its setting.
As soon as it was on my finger I was enchanted by it, it's so beautiful, a little piece of the ocean! I'm happy I was able to repair it and send it on it's way back to it's owner. I think she'll be pleased!
Note: I don't often do repair work but sometimes I make an exception. Each time I do a repair on someone else's work, I learn from the original maker, and I'm often inspired. This gorgeous ring inspires me to get a little more bold in my ring making, watch for it!