A Manual for Repairing Pavé Jewellery

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A Manual for Repairing Pavé Jewellery

The fancy French word for little stones that are put closely together to provide a lovely, gem-studded appearance is pavé. However, there are drawbacks to this level of intricacy in jewellery as well. To understand more about pavé jewellery repair, continue reading.

Setting Pavé

In order to highlight the gem and integrate in as naturally as possible, pavé-set stones are little stones that are set with tiny, unique prongs. The optical appearance of a shimmering "sea" of stones is created, however the prongs are quite vulnerable to damage over time. These prongs can fracture off with enough damage, letting a gem or two fall out.

When using a particular pavé setting, sometimes known as micropavé, this occurs even more frequently. These diamonds are set with matching, almost microscopic-sized prongs and are smaller than ordinary pavé jewels. As a result, during repair, the design of these settings may provide some problems.

Repair of Pavé Jewellery

Before beginning work on a piece that needs pavé stone replacement and setting repair, a jeweller must assess the item. Is the environment mostly unaltered? What size stone will be used as a replacement? All of these inquiries will have an impact on the repair.

The jeweller just has to obtain the appropriate stone replacement and set it if the setting is still mostly intact. A pavé setting frequently requires the jeweller to slide the stone into a hole beneath the mounting, tighten it, and then cover the stone's edge with the prongs' nearly "bead-like" appearance.

For the jeweller, a worn-down setting might be problematic. To anchor the stone, they might need to drive it down even more. They could also need to add metal or make a stronger prong. Given that it can be challenging for a jeweller to match the style and craftsmanship of a cast setting, the additional metal in this instance can be somewhat noticeable in contrast to the other artificial jewellery stones. This extra metal is frequently discernible as a bigger beaded prong.

Things to Think About Following the Repair

It's a widespread fallacy that just because something appears to be mended, it has been totally restored to its original integrity.

When it comes to jewellery repairs, this is untrue! Jewellery made of pavé is by nature delicate, especially after repair. Because the additional metal used in the repair is weaker than the original metal of your item, you cannot wear the item carelessly after having it restored. Any harsh blows or friction will knock the gem out of your jewellery sets immediately.                

If your pavé item is extremely worn out, you might want to think about saving it for special events only to lessen the likelihood that it will be harmed in the future.

 

You are now prepared for Swarajshop jewellery repair! If you have something that needs fixing, let us know in the comments section and we'll help you get started.

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