Broken chains are not entirely damaged therefore, repairing is always an option. There are various ways in which the repairing occurs. Most people tend to panic and do not know who to ask or where to go in case their 14mm 14k gold rope chains break.
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Fixing a Broken Gold Chain
Here, we show you steps and involved process in the repairing of your 10k gold rope chains that will guarantee optimal results.
- For a gold rope chain, the first step is to inspect it. Go over it and check on the joining together. You must be able to understand the pattern first. It will help you identify how you will assemble the chain during the repair. It is easier this way because you will have a plan on how to go about it. Inspecting the chain saves you time and eliminate room for errors. Identify whether the chain is a 10k gold chain or a 14k gold chain, or an 18k gold chain.
- The next step is to remove the broken part. These broken ends are eliminated to create room for new joints. You use a pair of the cut ends to get rid of the destroyed links. You should ensure that you have eliminated all of them until you have two spotless ends. These ends are used for the next step in repairing the necklace. The cut should not be significant, or else it won’t be easy to repair. The amount is estimated to be about half a millimeter.
- Consequently, the next thing is taking a minimal pair of snips to help you cut some small parts of the clean ends. It will correct the way it was cut and make it more appropriate for repair. You can often decide to sever off the disk to see through the split ends of the chain. The joints are cut so that reassembling can be done. Different types of chains are cut differently. You can find saw cutting edge or choose too small ending cutters or even sever off the wheel loosen duct. The number is dependent on the afterward assembling of the chain.
- At this point, most of the jewelers try to weave the two split ends together and make an effort to fuse them. It is an excellent way to repair; however, it will take a lot of action and consume a lot of time.
- How about you try and coat the ends with boric acid a couple of times later, apply the flux method. The green change tends to bubble up when it gets heated. It makes the lightweight parts of the chain go in all directions. The best way is to heat the two ends and let it stay until the flux occurs.
- After a few seconds, the chain expands and moves in all directions. When you let it sit further, the expansion will stop and settle down on its own. It will eventually be just a coating on the chain. You can let it cool off until you can touch it. Once it is cooled and you can try to polish it amid your fingers to sever the flux connection between the bonds.
It happens so that the chain can become flexible once more. Some of the flux will evidently fall off; however, the required amount will remain for soldering. Soldering ensures that the two parts are firmly connected as they were before.
- When you correctly repair the chain, it won’t be easy to point out the chain’s soldered part as it will get lost amid the other parts. However, this is the end goal that needs achieving. Therefore, you can mark the two ends to ensure that you still have the right position and finish repairing it. Drawing will help you keep track of the part because the soldiered point might be visible but will take a while.
- You can now carefully merge the two ends into one. Be careful not to solder it entirely, or it will rub off the marker and have you spent another fifteen minutes trying to figure out where the point is. At the moment, you can locate the repair on the second side and put the pieces together. The solder should now be done entirely on the second piece and soldered on the first piece.
- Then, later on, finish by curving the join. Look into the soldiered point and ensure that it is well done. Sind polishing is not yet done; it is easier to point it still out. Identify where the broken point concerns the grip.
- After soldering, the next step is to polish the chain. Do not attempt to use a polish machine at this step. Polish machine can end up wrecking the chain. You wouldn’t imagine the cost of replacing the customer’s chain.
- Therefore, to polish it, but the chain on a bench joins. Make sure you hold it down in position using your index finger or your thumb. Take a bristle-like brush and start shaft polishing at a slower speed as you increase. Polish the chain in portions until the whole chain is done. This method is very safe because there will be no room for damage. Eventually, you will be able to accomplish the intended task having your expensive asset looking good as new.
Point of View
Finally, whether it is a 14k gold chain or a 10k gold chain, you will have to replicate it because it will be working out in certain areas. Therefore, gold chain repair is relatively high in price compared to other types of chain. The 14k gold rope chains have 41.6 percent of it made of gold, white gold, 14k has 58 percent of it made of gold, and 18k has 75 percent of it is gold as well.
10k and 14k white gold rope chains are unique, and their weaving is quite different from the rest. It is soldered; however, it requires a little more effort to do so. Depending on how bad the damage is, the weaver must put the links back together and make it as right as new. The repair should be distinguishable.
The chain after repair should look as good as new. Chain repair is often very delicate and requires expertise. As much as you may come across steps that will help you in repairing, be very vigilant and ensure you will not end up destroying a good chain.
Schedule an appointment with So Icy Jewelry today to discuss your gold chain repair concerns.Last modified: December 10, 2020