Apparently it is required of me. This isn't a situation of whether or not to leave 15% or 20% after your delicious dinner. It's a save your ring or lose the stone kinda situation. I know re-tipping ring settings is pretty standard basic bench repair knowledge but I never really was interested. Seemed tedious and fiddly. With a clean, simple approach (ha! The New Approach!) it really was easy and actually a good exercise in evaluating and problem solving. I know a worn tip or prong when I see one. Figuring out the best way to repair it was new for me. I actually ended up enjoying the process and it will not bore me in the future when I help rescue rings.
Various types of re tipping or prong repair. And the finished results.
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