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Old 05-04-2010, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Looking for help from Jewelers. Repair gone bad!!

Hi Turtle

I've been in your situation before it's part of the learning process of becoming a jeweler. You are going to have to replace the Turquoise there is no saving it don't even waste your time trying. That type of jewelry does not use calibrated stones so you will have to have one cut to fit or buy one already cut that looks close to the one you had and sand it down to fit the bezel and fix the repair with the stone removed. also when you reset the stone pit some sawdust or a pice of cardboard behind the stone to cushion it a little.
Hope this helps, it's always the favors that end up burning your butt

David Gruber
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