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Old 09-12-2011, 01:14 PM
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Repairing with precious metal clay

Hello everyone,

I wonder if someone who is famililar with using precious metal clay can help me with this. I have a sterling silver ring that I bought during a trip. It's nopt expensive, but it has sentimental value. Last weekend I got it caught on something and it broke. I've seen pmc at a local craft store, but I've never used it. I wonder if it's possible to repair the ring with it. It was a clean break, so repairing it would only be like "gluing" it. What temperature is used with pmc? Do you need a special oven?

Thank you in advance for your help

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Old 10-14-2011, 12:47 PM
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Re: Repairing with precious metal clay

it would help to see the ring. do you have a pic of it?
in most cases it may just be easy to solder the ring together if it is silver, bronze,copper or gold

can you show a picture of the ring?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:42 PM
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Re: Repairing with precious metal clay

It wouldn't be a very strong bond as PMC is cured, not melted. As a result of that, the PMC wouldn't really "adhere" to the metal the way soldering does. It would be a fairly simple solder, but if you haven't done soldering before, many things can go wrong. Your best bet would be to bring it to a jeweller so they can solder it for you. it shouldn't cost too much.
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