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Glue to Make an Oversize Ring Fit - hot glue on band of ring

Glue to Make an Oversize Ring FitI've always been encountering this, especially if someone gives you a ring as a gift. When the ring is too big that won't fit on your finger that would be a problem and sometimes I go to a goldsmith to have it cut it to make fit on my finger. And this will cost you a money, right?


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Repairing Elastic BraceletsWhen the elastic in a bracelet stretches, most think it's a lost cause. Many get tossed or recycled into other things (my personal fav'). But if you love the work and want to save it, it's super easy.


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Repairing a Ring that Has Been CutCutting a ring off your finger will not destroy the ring. Any ring can be repaired by a competent jeweler. The ring will probably have to be cut anyway in order to make it larger.


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Repairing Costume JewelryYou can re-surface/spiff up costume jewelry using colored nail polish. I just touched up the worn gilding on a vintage pendant using gold-colored polish.


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Fix Rhinestone Jewelry with Missing StonesI have some old rhinestone jewelry that was nice but missing some stones and they were too small to replace. So I had the idea of applying pearl nail polish to the sites where the stones were gone and then sprinkling the area with silver glitter.


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How to Detangle a NecklaceMoisten a tangled neck chain with vegetable oil before trying to untangle it with two straight pins.


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Chalk to Prevent Tarnish on JewelryTo save any of your jewelry from tarnishing, pop a length of chalk inside your jewelry box. I have no idea how this works but it does!


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